I’m finally getting back to some books that have been laying half-finished on my desk for months. Since most of them are borrowed, I really need to finish them and return them rather than starting another new book. (Anyone else have this problem?) A quote from this one:
The church is the moon. It sheds no light of its own. The church’s only purpose is to reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus by teaching the gospel, and by so doing, being a light to the world. Since 1948 the church has lost its zeal; and we are in the period of time when Mat 24:29 is being fulfilled, the days after the tribulation, the days when the moon is turned to blood, Rev 6:12. Blood is useless for reflecting light.
…Now the central concern of the church is not sharing the gospel, or surviving through persecution, but (can you believe it) the Christian and his money.
…By our complacency we have allowed a minority of power-seeking, godless men to control our government, businesses, and media. They, too, tell us to worship the image of the beast, and be the slave of his mark. Now it is too late. These economic power brokers are entrenched, and a fearful Ephraim may yet have to flee this land and go to the only place on Earth where the Lord has promised him safety: Israel!
This is the most fascinating study of Bible prophecy that I have ever read, and unlike everything I’d ever heard before. Yet it’s well thought out and makes a lot of sense. And in the process of presenting his view, the author throws in some great spiritual insights. I love the thought of the church being the moon, with no light of its own. That’s what I want to be–a moon to reflect Jesus Christ!