The Magog War: Part Two-The Nations Of The War

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

Throughout Ezekiel 38 and 39, we are told about a war that a will take place some time during the Christian Age.

In this war, the enemies of God will attack “Israel” and (by all appearances) will destroy God’s people.

However, He intervenes and the enemies of God are defeated.

In this article, we are going to notice the identities of the specific nations which are mentioned in this passage (saving the identity of “Israel” for last).   Continue reading The Magog War: Part Two-The Nations Of The War

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Christianity And The Masonic Lodge: Are They Compatible?

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

In this outline, I want to show you some of the reasons why New Testament Christianity and Freemasonry are incompatible.

I have quoted a great deal of sources in this study, and hope that you will study these things out for yourself. Please do not be deceived by Freemasonry!   Continue reading Christianity And The Masonic Lodge: Are They Compatible?

The Magog War: Part One-The Time Of The War

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

In the Book of Ezekiel, there is a fascinating prophecy found which describes a coalition of nations which launch an all-out assault upon “Israel” during the “latter years.” This list of nations has a determination to defeat God’s people; and yet when the Lord Himself intervenes, they are stopped and destroyed.   Continue reading The Magog War: Part One-The Time Of The War

Did The Catholic Church Change The Sabbath?

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

Often when I study with friends of different religious persuasions, the claim is made that Christians are supposed to keep the Sabbath Day as a day of worship.

Many of my friends have held to beliefs such as this, and some have even been taught that worshiping on Sunday is the “mark of the beast!”

Right along with this, it is claimed that the Catholic Church changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday, and that the early Christians met together and worshiped on the Sabbath before then.

What is the truth of the matter?

When did the early Christians worship-on Saturday or Sunday?

In the Bible, we find the answers.   Continue reading Did The Catholic Church Change The Sabbath?

Ancient Roman Records And Jesus

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

We are often told that the New Testament Books are not credible in the history which they record, and that only a blind fool would accept what the Bible teaches.

Indeed, there are some today who maintain that Jesus Christ never existed, and that Christians should fall in line and accept what everyone knows-that even if Jesus existed, He certainly was not the Son of God.

In the midst of such accusations against the teachings of the Bible and of the identity of Jesus Christ, I find it curious that many ancient Roman documents reference Jesus and provide impressive evidence of His Divine Nature. Continue reading Ancient Roman Records And Jesus

Job And The Afterlife: The Descent Of Christ Into Hades #5-1 Peter 4:6 (Part Two)

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

Quotation For Contemplation

“If in this life there are so many ways for purification and repentance, how much more should there be after death! The purification of souls, when separated from the body, will be easier. We can set no limits to the agency of the Redeemer; to redeem, to rescue, to discipline, is his work, and so will he continue to operate after this life.” (Clement of Alexandria) Continue reading Job And The Afterlife: The Descent Of Christ Into Hades #5-1 Peter 4:6 (Part Two)

Job And The Afterlife: The Descent Of Christ Into Hades #4 1 Peter 3:18-22 (Part One)

By: Mark Tabata (Evangelist)

Quotation For Contemplation

Ezekiel 18:23-Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?” says the Lord GOD, “and not that he should turn from his ways and live?

In our studies of Ephesians 4:8-10, we have learned that Jesus descended to Sheol between the time of His death and resurrection.

While Paul gives us some insights into what Jesus accomplished in that journey, the Apostle Peter provides further clarification.

1 Peter 3:18-22-18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, 19 by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, 20 who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. 21 There is also an antitype which now saves us—baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him. Continue reading Job And The Afterlife: The Descent Of Christ Into Hades #4 1 Peter 3:18-22 (Part One)