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Posts by Ralph Blake

“The Antichrist”

Our subject for this article is The Antichrist. Is there such a person as The Antichrist? Is he alive on earth today? Throughout the Middle Ages many of of the persecuted saints believed the Pope to be the Antichrist. Is the Pope the antichrist? Or is So-and-so (fill in a current political leader) the antichrist? How can we know for sure when…

“The Day of the LORD”

“The Day of the LORD” is a prophetic phrase found 29 times in our Authorized version of the Holy Scriptures.1 It is found most often in the minor prophets, particularly it is described by the prophets Joel, Zephaniah, and Zechariah. It is mentioned 5 times in the New Testament. What is meant by this prophetic…

Has Your Church Changed?

Has your Church stopped singing the Old Hymns? Have they quit using the Bible you grew up with? Do they preach the whole counsel of God, or just the pleasant parts? Sadly many Churches have changed, and NOT FOR THE BETTER. They have become nothing more than worldly entertainment to get a crowd. There is no preaching against sin, nothing about repentance…

Have You Been Converted?

The Lord Jesus said, “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matt. 18:3 Peter preached, “Repent … and be converted.” Acts 3:19 The apostle Paul preached, “Repent and turn to God.” (be converted, literal translation) Acts 26:20 Dear Friend, I ask you, “Have you been converted?”…

Pray for Our Nation

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” So begins the second paragraph of our Declaration of Independence. I would like to point your attention to the truth taught by the words “created” and “Creator.”…

True Freedom

FREEDOM is a wonderful word. According to my 1955 edition of the Oxford Dictionary, Freedom is, “1. Exemption or release from slavery or imprisonment; personal liberty. 2. Exemption from arbitrary control; independence, civil liberty. 3. The state of being FREE.” Freedom means that one is not in bondage, not a slave to anyone or any thing. Our great nation was founded upon…

Will 2017 Be YOUR Last?

I am not a prophet and do not know the future for you nor for myself. But it is certain that many who receive this paper will not be alive on January 1, 2018. This past year I witnessed as three persons passed into eternity. I presided over six funerals, including my own dear mother, and attended two others. Eight funerals in…