By Randall Terry
Published November 1, 1993
I believe righteousness is a greater force than wickedness (Eph. 6:10-17).
I believe we are the light of the world (Matt. 5:14).
I believe that although gross darkness is on the peoples, that the glory of the Lord will shine on us and ultimately cover the earth (see Isaiah 60).
I believe light is greater than darkness, and that darkness cannot overcome light (John 1:5).
I believe “greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
I believe Jesus will build His church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it (see Matthew 16:18). Gates are for defense. When the church of God is on the offensive, walking in holiness and obedience, the “gates of hell,” protecting the interests of hell, cannot withstand us. Child-killers, earth-worshippers, and pornographers are no match for an obedient, Holy Spirit-filled church. When we are doing what we should be doing, with God’s anointing, the wicked cannot prevail against us.
I believe the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, not the devil’s (Ps. 24:1a).
I believe Jesus was manifested to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). If we are conformed to His image (Rom 8:29), we will also destroy the works of the devil. I believe we can rebuild the ancient ruins and raise up the age-old foundations of righteousness (see Isaiah 58:6-12 and Isaiah 61:1-6).
I believe that the Kingdom of God is like a grain of mustard seed, which grows into a plant that dominates the whole garden (Luke 13:18-19).
I believe Christ is the Rock cut without hands who smashes the idol’s feet and slowly fills the earth (Dan. 2:45).
I believe all authority, in heaven and earth, is given to Christ now (Matt. 28:18).
I believe He is the King of kings and Lord of lords now (see 1 Timothy 6:15). He is the boss.
I believe all kings, princes, and judges are duty bound to obey Him now, lest He destroy them in His wrath (see Psalm 2).
I believe Jesus is returning for a glorious church — without spot or wrinkle (Eph. 5:27)—not some beaten down church whimpering in the corner until Jesus comes!
The parable said, “Occupy till I come,” not “hide out till I come” (Luke 19:13).
Finally (and this is for the true eschatological student), I believe most of Matthew 24 and book of Revelation are history.
This is a quick (and not comprehensive) view of my eschatology.
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“When the lives of the unborn are snuffed out, they often feel pain, pain that is long and agonizing.” – President Ronald Reagan to National Religious Broadcasters Convention, January 1981
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That Swiss Hermit Strikes Again!
Dr. Schaeffer, who was one of the most influential Christian thinkers in the twentieth century, shows that secular humanism has displaced the Judeo-Christian consensus that once defined our nation’s moral boundaries. Law, education, and medicine have all been reshaped for the worse as a consequence. America’s dominant worldview changed, Schaeffer charges, when Christians weren’t looking.
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Exposing The Occult Roots of Abortion
This presentation looks at the spiritual roots of abortion and exposes the myths surrounding child killing. Little known historical facts about abortion and how they relate to modern feminism are presented logically and accurately. Has been effective in converting many to a pro-life position.
Massacre of Innocence goes where no pro-life presentation has gone before in “tearing the lid off abortion” to reveal the spiritual realities we must battle if we will bring an end to this crime. The presentation is absorbing, fast-paced, informative and incredibly devastating to any attempt to justify abortion.
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Exposes the Dangers of Abortion to Women!
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All Christians believe that their great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will one day return. Although we cannot know the exact time of His return, what exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke of the signs of His coming (Mat. 24)? How are we to interpret the prophecies in Isaiah regarding the time when “the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (Isa. 11:19)? Should we expect a time of great tribulation and apostasy or revival and reformation before the Lord returns? Is the devil bound now, and are the saints reigning with Christ? Did you know that there are four hermeneutical approaches to the book of Daniel and Revelation?
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