# What is going on?

by Jim Carmichael

#### When we look at the direction America is taking, and not only that but the world as well, we are left scratching our heads, and wondering just how in the world did we allow this to happen?

There are multiple things going on in this world with multiple layers, things difficult if not impossible to understand.

There are a few ways to look at the problem of population growth, but the last 90 years is the focus no matter what you see laying before it.

The atheist view is that it took millions of years to reach the population levels of 1922, and since then it has increased exponentially.

This is the part all people agree to, the increase of population growing exponentially since the world census of 1920 (I normally use the year 1922 but I’m not sure that is accurate, so I rounded it down to 1920).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population_estimates#Before_1950
It doesn’t give 1920-22 levels, but does give 1925 population
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population_estimates#1950_to_present
(note at the bottom of the graph the population is expected to reach 12.6 billion by 1935, which is probably a very conservative estimate)

The Christian view (the correct one) Since the time of Noah the population had double 30.7 times to reach population level of app 1.8 billion. This means the population doubled once every 168 years. We have two test groups, (remember we are using population levels of 1920-22) The Jews, and the Arabs, both were descendants of Abraham and thus we know when they began, and the rate of their growth, which both came in at app 165 years to double, amazingly close to world population growth. This corresponds to the scientific method of testing the Hypothesis. (evolutionists cannot do this) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistical_hypothesis_testing
(Simply put to test something one must be able to observe it happening, reproduce it, or have corresponding evidence.)

## So by now you may be asking, so what is all this leading to?

There are a group of people in this world who recognize the desperate situation of the world population. We now have 7.5 billion people on the earth, and the earth will support, at the most 10 -12 billion people before we run out of fresh water, and food.

This group would probably be headed by George Soros, and his henchmen such as the Clintons and other far left leaders, as well as many of the world leaders.

One Harvard professor sets the limit at 10 billion people, and then only if we quit feeding the grain to cattle and start feeding it to people.
https://www.livescience.com/16493-people-planet-earth-support.html
(Take notice that Dr Mann states that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race)

## So the problem in a nutshell…

#### The population growth must be stopped or most if not all will die.

So, when we look at the goals of the left; abortion, euthanasia, gay marriage being legalized and encouraged, open borders that allow unlimited mass murders, and terrorists to go anywhere in the world unhindered, we must look for the common key among it all.

What is that? Abortion, euthanasia, stops life, and homosexuals cannot reproduce, it helps lower the population levels, and growth. (Remember when China passed their laws limiting one child per couple? They were way ahead of the game, and the only way that can happen here is if communism takes over).

And the terrorists can be given free ride to anywhere in the world, that will increasingly reduce population levels, possibly very dramatically in time.

## Does, all this fit into God’s plan, the predictions for the end-times?

Well, I am not a student of end-time events however a few things have “caught my eye”… for instance; Daniel 12:4 tells us there will be an increase in knowledge and people will be running to and fro… I think I can safely say this has been fulfilled.

A little more information, that needs to be verified, however, it is my understanding the the world will be burned the next time the world is destroyed, and it will be as in the days of Noah, and we are there in the sense of the behavior of the people.

One thing I noticed about the days of Noah, the water didn’t just come from rain, but from the fountains of the earth, and now I see the fire coming from the depths of the earth as we observe what is happening in the area referred to as the Pacific Rim… I think there were almost 70 major earthquakes in this area within the last week.

I have heard that when Israel regains the Holy Lands, that would be the final generation, that generation is now 70 years old.

I have also heard people state there would be an end-time government, and also state this would be a revised Roman empire, and look to the European Union…. I think this is a mistake,

I think this end-time government will be one made of Islamic Nations.

Please watch the following videos and see what you think…

Joel Richardson, has overwhelming evidence concerning the end-times and end-time government.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

# The Ghost Souls,

## Ghost Souls…

those who are the most forgotten by America. Often referred to our POWs, but there is another forgotten group… those incarcerated in prison in America.

Many are victims, such as the letter I received today from a young man. He became addicted to heroin at the age of 11. That is a victim, child abuse at the highest level, and a form of murder. In 2016 he overdosed 10 times. Now at the age of 24, in prison, father of 4 little girls, he has a aggressive form of liver cancer now at stage two. Through all this he has found Christ, God reached him. He prays daily, and reads his bible every night, and requests our prayers.

So many are against the “Wall” wanting open borders, allowing all to come into our country as they please. This was Nikita Khrushchev’s plan. I will never forget seeing him pounding his shoe on his desk, and declaring he would destroy America from within.

I quote;

“We will take America without firing a shot … we will bury you!

“We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.

“We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”

This is a quote attributed to the late Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Sounds like a wise man, a modern day Nostradamus – and also a man who helped Stalin murder hundreds of thousands of political opponents in Russia.

I beg you to keep in mind that freedoms we have enjoyed in the past are being taken from us a little at a time, just as Khrushchev predicted.

I think its time to turn this ship around.

Carlton Davis

Amarillo

They intended to destroy America, from within, and we didn’t understand at the time… now we do… bringing illegal drugs, poisoning the minds of our youth with their ideology, and their bodies with drugs.

Let’s show true love for our country… let’s put a stop to it. It’s too late for the young man who wrote me, but it’s not too late for that next 11 year old.

Currently America houses approximately 22% of all prisoners of the world, even though we only represent 4.4 % of the worlds population!!!

This started in 1963 when we allowed the left to win by taking God out of the schools, by 1973, drugs were rampant, prison population started growing, and abortion was legalized.

Another quote:

Using a Bureau of Justice Statistic study finding inmates released from state prisons have a five-year recidivism rate of 76.6%, the USSC study calculated comparable federal prisoners released have a 44.7% re-arrest rate after five years. Mar 25, 2016

The prisoners represent a “customer for life” plan by the prison system. They are released with \$50.00, the clothes on their backs, no place to go, so unless they have family they live under a bridge. They are saddled with a bill to pay the parole officer, they have no drivers license, they have no I.D. except their prison I.D. they have no way to buy food, clothing, rent an apartment, and yet are expected to survive.

So, this young people such as the young men who wrote me, have in essence lost their lives, it’s just a matter of time, and if they survive, the chances of staying out of prison are very slim.

Yes, these American’s have been forgotten, they are truly Ghost Souls in America.

Isn’t it time to change this, help them to change, show our love for these lost souls?

# Please Join me this morning’s prayer for America

Gracious Heavenly Father we come to you this morning humbly, meekly, in truth and spirit.
This morning we lift-up America to You, a country founded in the Name of Jesus Christ, devoted to Your laws and principles.
We pray you will deliver all Americans from the grip of Satan’s ideology of liberalism, and leftism. We pray for a great revival to overtake America and all Americans.
We pray You will open our eyes to Your absolute truth, and We pray that You will place in the hearts of all Americans a determination to know Your word and follow to all Your principles in our daily lives.
We pray You will lead us to become that beacon of Christian Faith for all the world to see. We pray we will become the standard bearer for all that is good and true.
We pray our president will stay strong even while under the daily attacks with an undying determination to take America to a new level of Christianity, faith, and love never before seen in this land, or this world.
Lord, bless us with this; that we will lead the world to a place of peace through knowledge, belief, and adherence to Your word.
In Jesus Christ’s Precious Name; AMEN

# What is Apologetics? An Outline

by Ryan Turner
https://carm.org/apologetics-outline

1. What is Christian apologetics?
1. What Apologetics is Not
1. The art of getting really good at saying, “I’m sorry!” over and over.
2. The art of intellectually forcing unbelievers into submission holds MMA style.
3. Arguing about how many angels can stand on a pin.
2. A Definition of Apologetics
1. “Apologetics is the branch of Christian theology which attempts to give a rational defense of the Christian faith.”
2. Apologetics is giving a reason for why you believe what you believe.
3. The English word “apologetics” comes from the Greek word apologia which means “to give a reason or defense” (1 Pet. 3:15).
4. Apologetics is also called “pre-evangelism.”
5. An “apologist” is someone who defends the Christian faith.
2. Why should we do apologetics?
1. The Bible Commands us to
1. 1 Peter 3:15, “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence” (NASB).
1. The importance of humility:  1 Cor. 8:1, “ . . . Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.”
2. The importance of love:  1 Cor. 13.
2. Jude 3, “I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.”
1. Jude 22, “And have mercy on some, who are doubting.”
2. Apologetics is to be coupled with mercy and love.
2. Jesus Did Apologetics
1. Jesus gave evidence for His claims:
1. His fulfillment of prophecy (Mk. 14:61-62Lk. 24:44-45).
2. His Miracles
1. Resurrection: Prediction (Jn. 2:19-21; cf. Mt. 12:39-40) and Accomplishment (1 Cor. 15Lk. 24:26-27).
2. Healings (Mt. 11:2-5).
3. Corrected false interpretations of Scripture (Mt. 4:1-11).
3. Paul Did Apologetics
1. Greeks at Mars Hill (Acts 17:22-34)
1. Quotes pagan poets Aratus and Epimenides.
2. Jews in the Synagogues (Acts 17:1-3)
3. False teachers within the Church (Galatians, 1 Corinthians, etc.)
4. Paul’s mission
1. Phil. 1:7–“the defense and confirmation of the gospel.”
2. Phil. 1:16–“I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.”
5. Paul’s criteria for ordaining elders
1. Titus 1:9, “Holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict” (cf. 2 Tim. 2:24).
4. The Church Did Apologetics
1. The Early Church with the Apostles
1. The Apostle Paul:  Galatians and 1 Corinthians
2. The Apostle John:  1, 2, and 3rd John
2. The Early Church after the Apostles
1. Apologists:  Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, etc.
2. Heresies:  Gnosticism, Arianism, etc.
5. Apologetics Helps Christians
1. To better know their faith and share it more effectively.
2. To answer people’s real questions which hinder them from accepting the gospel.
3. To have influence in the public square (education, media, etc.).
4. To prevent doctrinal apostasy in the Church.
5. To answer the false claims of cults and religions . . .
3. What are the different methods of Christian apologetics?
1. Presuppositional Apologetics
1. General Characteristics:
1. Emphasizes the importance of presuppositions or the foundations of one’s thinking.
2. Assumes the existence of God and the truth of the Bible.
2. Adherents: John Frame, Greg Bahnsen, Cornelius Van Till, etc.
2. Classical Apologetics
1. General Characteristics:
1. Stresses rational argumentation for the existence of God.
2. It is necessary to demonstrate the existence of God first in order to argue for the resurrection of Jesus. (God must exist for miracles to occur).
2. Adherents:  Norman Geisler, William Lane Craig, R.C. Sproul, etc.
3. Evidential Apologetics
1. General Characteristics:
1. They emphasize giving evidence for the Christian faith whether historical, logical, etc.
2. They think miracles do not presuppose God’s existence but can serve as evidence for His existence.
1. Resurrection example
2. Adherents:  B.B. Warfield, John Warwick Montgomery, Gary Habermas, etc.
4. Which View is Correct?
1. All of the views have practical advantages and are useful in certain circumstances.
1. Presuppositional (2 Pet. 3:5)
2. Classical (Rom. 1:20)
3. Evidential (1 Cor. 15:3-7)
2. It seems that Scripture makes use of all of them in a very generic sense.
3. Make up your own mind.
4. What are the various areas of Christian apologetics?
1. 6 Areas of Apologetics
1. Philosophical Apologetics
2. Theological Apologetics
3. Biblical Apologetics
4. Scientific Apologetics
5. Religion and Cult Apologetics
6. Other Areas (History, Sociology, Business, etc.)
5. Conclusion
1. Since Christianity is a worldview, apologetics in some sense affects every aspect of life.
2. The Bible commands it, Jesus did it, Paul did it, the early Church did it, and the world needs it.
3. What are you going to do about it?
6. Bibliography
1. CARM.org Website.
2. Cowan, Steven B. 5 Views on Apologetics.
3. Geisler, Norman L.  Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics.

# Are our High School Graduates Ready for the World? The Best Time To Teach Apologetics Is In School…. Not Prison

##### Steven Kozak

… http://stevenkozak.com/apologetics

# Youth Apologetics

Youth pastors, parents, and teachers…Think about your last group of seniors to take that monumental walk across the graduation stage. That day overflows with anticipation, hope, and satisfaction. But are they ready for what is waiting for them on the other side of that stage? Universities across the country are becoming more and more liberal with each passing year. Lecture halls are filled with the echoes of professors who consider atheism to be academically superior, the Bible to be nothing more than fairy tales, and in order to “grow up” one must put aside childish faith and religious practices and trust only in the superiority of science.

So what are you going to do? It is clear that Sunday morning services are not enough. Wednesday night youth group is not enough. Summer youth camp and retreats are not enough. Growing up in the church and in a good Christian home is not enough. Making youth group fun and attractive is not enough.

# I would like to present three points to consider as the church.

• ###### Test all doctrines by the word of God: This tells me we must study and learn the truth only from the bible, and test biblically any position preached by man (Acts 17:11)

There cannot be two correct gospels, only one. Anything other than the true gospel, supported fully by scripture without interjection by man (do not add or take away) is a false doctrine. You will only find salvation through the correct understanding of scripture… rightly dividing the word. There are two major doctrines being taught, which by default splits the church, one is Calvinism, the other is Arminianism

I have done the work, the studies and have found Calvinism in complete opposition to scripture. If you have a true heart for Christ, and for the truth I would suggest you should do the studies for yourself, if you don’t have a true heart for Christ and the truth… quite frankly… you won’t.

Remember:

## YOU MUST BE WILLING TO FOLLOW THE TRUTH NO MATTER WHERE IT LEADS.

Arminius Was a Calvinist:  What is an Arminian? People who believe in the teachings of the Bible from the historic perspective is an Arminian. To further answer this question, we must start with the doctrine of John Calvin since Arminianism is first, a reaction to Calvinism. Calvin’s Systematic Theological Teachings are summarized in the “Five Points of Calvinism”.  They can be formed into an acrostic called TULIP.

Arminianism arose when a Dutchman named Koornheerts infuriated the Dutch clergy by attacking Calvinism in his writings.” Such an attack was not allowed to go unchallenged. A brilliant and well trained young Calvinist, Jacobus Arminius, was asked to answer Koornheerts. This he set about to do, but his study of the subject only convinced him that Calvinism was indefensible. From his thorough search of the Scriptures was born a view out of harmony with austere Calvinism.

## The 5 principles of Calvinism

1. Total Depravity: If man is totally depraved, he is not guilty of sin, he knows no better
2. Unconditional Election: God decides before you are born whether you will spend eternity in heaven or hell; eliminates the ability to choose to follow Christ or not…
3. Limited Atonement/ Particular Redemption: Christ’s redeeming work was intended to save the elect only and secured salvation for them. So, God did not so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever should believe on Him should not perish but have ever lasting life…. According to this doctrine God was just teasing us or lying….
4. Irresistible Grace: the call, heard only by the Election, is irresistible and always results in total conversion; It means God created puppets who are not really making a choice for Him, again no choice being made to follow God or not…. The choice is made for you.
5. Perseverance of the Saints: All who are chosen by God, redeemed by Christ, and given faith by the Spirit are eternally saved. They are kept in faith by the power of Almighty God and thus persevere to the end.

I will publish the complete study when it is completed