“Let us remember, as people of faith, that our primary mission is not to have a political ideology, it’s to change the world so that every man, woman, boy, and girl can experience true freedom.” – Mike Huckabee
“God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go wrong or right. Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong, but I can’t. If a thing is free to be good it’s also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. A world of automata–of creatures that worked like machines–would hardly be worth creating. The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water. And for that they’ve got to be free…
Of course God knew what would happen if they used their freedom the wrong way: apparently, He thought it worth the risk…
If God thinks this state of war in the universe a price worth paying for free will–that is, for making a real world in which creatures can do real good or harm and something of real importance can happen, instead of a toy world which only moves when He pulls the strings–then we may take it it is worth paying.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Case for Christianity
In his book, The Last Hour, Amir Tsarfati writes,
Now we live in a world of “what is true for you may not be true for me” and “truth is whatever makes you happy.” Like all of Satan’s other great untruths, this deception has made its way into the Church. Can you really say that there is just one true way to interpret the Bible? Can you really be that arrogant?
In a word, “Yes.”
God made a decision to send His message to the world. This message would be His tangible, objective communication to His creation, filled with everything He wanted them to know about Himself, about creation and salvation, about themselves and their future. Can you imagine God choosing forty different authors from three different continents writing in three different languages over a 1,500-year time span merely to communicate a message of abstractions and generalities that people could read their own truth into? What good would that be? God might as well have sent us a sheet of papyrus with the words “Be good” written on it because that is really the only universally accepted “Truth” contained within the pages of His Word…
Is This, “The Last Hour?”
Avoiding sensationalism and date-speculating, respected Bible teacher Amir Tsarfati uses his unique perspective as an Israeli Christian to lead you through a fascinating modern-day description of God’s plan for the end of the world.
Grounded from start to finish in Scripture, the book reveals how the Rapture, the imminent rise of the Antichrist, and the tragic horrors of the Great Tribulation will play out in our world today. He also helps you understand the roles–and fates–of Russia, Iran, Syria, Turkey, the European Union, the United States of America, and Israel in the end times, showing just how biblical prophecies are being fulfilled in our time. But above all, he offers hope that in the midst of chaos and horror, God is ultimately in control, and those who belong to him will be safe with him. (Goodreads)