VFTB 199: The Prophecy Forum

Prophecy ForumTHE STUDY of prophecy is, according to some prominent evangelicals, not what Jesus wanted from his followers. We’re joined this week by some very intelligent men who respectfully disagree.

Our guests hail from the fields of law, biotechnology, and information technology: John Haller, Gary Winkelman, and Doug Woodward, respectively.  Together, they are part of the team behind the Prophecy Forum, a new ministry that hopes to encourage and deliver solid teaching on prophecy with an emphasis on current events. Their first event, “A World Turned Upside Down”, features Bill Salus, Russ Dizdar, Doug Krieger, “Coach” Dave Daubenmire, Gonz Shimura, and our guests, Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15 in Dublin, Ohio.  Log on to the Prophecy Forum’s website for more information and to register.

We talked for nearly 90 minutes in a wide-ranging discussion that touched on the turmoil in the Middle East, the possible roles of Russia, Turkey, and America in prophecy, and the spreading Ebola epidemic.

Derek and Sharon Gilbert — hey, that’s us! — are two of the speakers at the just-announced Quest 4 Truth Virtual Conference Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9. See eight great speakers including Doug Hamp, Rob Skiba, John McTernan, Doc Marquis, Daniel Duval, and Freeman Fly, from the comfort of your living room! Plus all who register by October 24th receive over $100 worth of digital resources — ebooks, audio teachings, etc. — as a free bonus. Click here for information and to register.

Please join Derek and Sharon Gilbert Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM Central Time (GMT -5) for the Gilbert House Fellowship. Our plan is to study through the Bible in a live webcast every Sunday morning. Log on to www.GilbertHouse.org for more details.

Please join the discussion at the PID Radio Cafe, visit the VFTB Facebook page, and check out the great Christian podcasters at the Revelations Radio Network.

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VFTB at Pikes Peak: Doug Stauffer – Progressive Illumination

Dr. Doug Stauffer

Dr. Doug Stauffer

A GROUP of self-anointed “prophets” have gathered quite a following in the modern charismatic movement, declaring that God is revealing new things about His work. On the other side of the spectrum, certain liberal theologians are reinterpreting scripture and doctrine in ways that have never been seen in the history of the Church.

Respected Bible scholar Dr. Doug Stauffer explains the difference between progressive revelation (which, contrary to those who declare that “God is doing a new thing,” ended when the biblical canon was complete) and progressive illumination, which is the ongoing study and understanding of what is in His word. Progressive illumination is a deeper understanding of the Bible; progressive revelation supercedes the Bible. That’s a major distinction.


VFTB 198: New Age, Old Lie

Enlightenment in natureIT’S IRONIC that the best offer the New Age movement can make is a recycled version of the lie from Genesis 3: Ye shall be as gods. The hidden tragedy is that oneness with the divine — enlightenment — is basically the realization that your individuality is an illusion; that you are, basically, an indistinct part of an infinite whole.

James Fox spent five years learning and teaching yoga and other Eastern practices taught by the likes of Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle, named two of the most spiritually influential people on Earth by Watkins Books, a shop in London that has specialized in esoteric (read: occult) titles for over 120 years. James, who founded the Facebook group 33 Degrees of Deception, rejected their influence for the saving grace of Jesus Christ. He explains why, and why he’s concerned about the spread of Eastern mysticism in the American evangelical church.


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