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Is there a time to die?

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“Today we will ask the question, “Has God decided beforehand a time for you to die?” The short answer is “no,” but it’s going to take me a while to explain this. There are some of you out there right now who’re already saying, “No Pastor, I thought there was a time to die and when your time is up that’s it and that’s based on the book of Ecclesiastes.” Yes friend, there’s a time to die certainly; everyone on this earth is certainly going to die at some point but it’s not a designated point in time, already decided by God. This is not biblical. God hasn’t got a ‘plug’ upstairs. He doesn’t randomly ‘pull the plug’ on people every day and all of a sudden their time is up and they expire. No, this is not scriptural at all. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27 27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” It does not say there’s an ‘appointment’ for man’s death, no; it says every man is ‘appointed to die once’ and there’s a vast difference.” – Pastor Carl

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Should women be in ministry?

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“Gentlemen, it’s time to close your ears because we’re talking to the ladies today and more specifically about a woman’s role in the ministry. All joking aside, in truth gents you need to hear this broadcast too because we’re often the ones guilty of discriminating against women in ministry, so we need to perk up and listen intently to this message. Now some conservative denominations think women should just keep quiet in church and forget about the ministry altogether and they use two of the Apostle Paul’s statements to back this up; namely 1st Corinthians 14:34 and 1st Timothy 2:12. However, we must study scripture in context and in light of its Geographical and Historical setting, for accurate interpretation. Remember, ‘context determines meaning’ and we would be amiss to ignore these important and pertinent contexts when reading these controversial passages.” – Pastor Carl

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Noah’s Flood

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“Noah’s flood was real; hands down it was a fact, not a ‘story’ as many secularists often couch it. What you really believe that Pastor? I mean come on eight people get on a boat with a whole bunch of animals for 370 days, are you kidding me? Well, 1st Peter 3:20 reveals categorically that eight people did indeed board the ark and God’s word is true no matter what the critics might say. Yes friend, there are boats far larger and heavier than Noah’s Ark sailing the oceans today. They also take advantage of God’s ideal ‘length to breadth ratio’ of 6.5 times as long as wide, being the optimum choice for the buoyancy of vessels, as Noah’s ark demonstrated. Noah’s global flood was most assuredly an historical event and the fossil record ‘shouts’ and ‘screams’ of an archaic, cataclysmic and worldwide deluge. But believe it or not, there are even some Christians who don’t believe Noah’s flood was real either. So I’m going to clear up some of these doubts in this broadcast today.” – Pastor Carl

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The Dangers of Kabbalah

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“What on earth is a Pastor talking about Kabbalah for and what exactly is it? Well it’s fast becoming a serious cult in our day and age. When I look at pop stars today compared to when I was growing up, the occultic images and symbolism used within their music videos are rife. I see pyramids, false God’s, all seeing eyes, illuminati symbolism, Egyptian hieroglyphs etc. and the sad fact is our youth are totally blind to the influence of the occult on their lives when viewing these videos or listening to the music. There’s a thirst among the music industry for all things ancient and occultic and that thirst doesn’t seem to be quenched any time soon. I sincerely believe that one of the reasons for this occultic infiltration into the music industry is Kabbalah but certainly not the only reason. Followers of Hollywood Kabbalah, which is one of the three main branches of Kabbalah, often wear a red cotton bracelet around their wrists as a trademark of their membership and you’ll be surprised when I mention shortly, the famous list of celebrities who follow it’s false creed.” – Pastor Carl

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The Rapture – Part 3

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“We continue to today with Part 3 of our topic of the ‘rapture of the church’ and this will be my second to last message on the subject or at least for now. The ‘pre-tribulation rapture’ is an integral doctrine of the New Testament and one which has come under a lot of attack recently, hence the reason for this broadcast. To recap, the church (or ekklesia -‘the called out ones,’) will not see the antichrist because we’re the very restraining force that withholds his appearing. Once we’re removed from the earth however, the Antichrist is able to manifest and embarks upon a seven year peace treaty (or one week) with Israel to commence the tribulation period (Daniel 9:27). As I’ve stated previously, this ‘mystery of iniquity’ cannot come to full fruition until we the church have been removed. However, once we’re gone, the entire earth’s population will be subject to mass deception or ‘strong delusion’ because God will cause them to believe a lie, having chosen to deny the Gospel in this dispensation. So where exactly did this ‘mystery of iniquity’ come from?” – Pastor Carl

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The Rapture – Part 2

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“We will continue today with our topic of the Rapture of the Church. Now ever since Israel’s disobedience and rejection of Christ as Messiah, they’ve been put on hold. You see, God’s plan has multiple threads running through it. Remember the church began on the Day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2 and ends at the rapture, when the Lord Jesus returns for His beloved bride. Then once we the church are ‘gathered in the air’ to meet the Lord Jesus, the spiritual clock will begin again for the Jews and ‘Daniel’s 70th week’ will commence. We should remind ourselves that the Old Testament’s focus is the nation of Israel primarily and the New Testament is written to the Church. We must acknowledge that both ‘the church’ and ‘the rapture’ were mysteries concealed within the Old Testament, ready to be revealed within the New Testament. We must always ask the question when reading any chapter in the Bible, ‘to whom is it written?’, ‘when was it written?’ and ‘by whom?'” – Pastor Carl

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The Rapture – Part 1

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“Now, we at DHOP believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ, who’s coming to receive His beloved bride in the air, prior to the seven year tribulation period, which is soon to come upon this earth. Eight times in the New Testament we’re admonished to look for the soon return of Jesus Christ. However at no time is the church instructed to look for the Antichrist. We’re looking for Jesus, not the Antichrist, because the church will never see the Antichrist! We will in fact be long gone before he arrives upon the scene, so I hope you’re not too disappointed in hearing this news. Isaiah Chapter 24 describes ‘the great and terrible Day of the Lord,’ which will only be experienced by those who’ve rejected Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, during this dispensation of grace. First Thessalonians 1:9-10 describes how we the church will be delivered from ‘God’s wrath to come,’ which is the great and terrible tribulation period, described in the Book of Revelation.” – Pastor Carl

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The love of God

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“If love is not evident in our lives then our relationship with God can be called into question because love is not only a ‘fruit of the Spirit,’ but a command also. Now let me read you another verse (1 Cor 13:13), “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” In the old King James Bible, they translated the word love as ‘charity,’ in this verse. If we think of ‘charity’ today, we think of goodwill; an act of benevolence toward someone else or a love for humanity as a whole. But in the Greek language, the word for charity in this specific verse; is ‘agape’ and it’s the same Greek word for ‘love’ in 1 John 4:8 also. Now this Greek word, ‘agape’ is a far richer word than we can conceive from the English language, because it’s talking about ‘the love of God the Father.’ It’s especially characterized by a willing forfeiture of rights or privileges on another person’s behalf. This love is self sacrificial and to be honest, it’s difficult to properly describe the vast love that God the Father has for humanity because it’s beyond our full comprehension. In order for me to effectively transmit the love of the Father to you, I’d like to start out by telling you a story about the ‘bridge master’ and his son.” – Pastor Carl

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Should we tithe?

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“Today we’re going to talk about a topic so controversial that quite frankly it can even divide many churches. This topic is ‘tithing’ and there’re lots of arguments for and against it but I hope to add some clarity to this discussion. Now, we at DHOP believe in ‘tithing.’ “Well of course you do Pastor, because all preachers want today is your money…right?” Wrong friend, but I will say this whole message of ‘giving to God’ has been used and abused down the years; that’s for sure. To be honest, some people are so turned off about giving to God; they don’t even attend church anymore! This is really sad because Hebrews 10:25, makes it clear that, “ We should not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” ‘The day’ in this passage is the return of Jesus Christ and we should not forsake fellowship with one another and our assembling together, until that wonderful day.” – Pastor Carl

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The spirit within and the spirit upon

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“I’m going to talk to you today about the Holy Spirit and His operation within this dispensation of Grace, better known as the ‘Church age,’ in contrast to how He used to operate in the Old Testament. We know from scripture that when anyone is ‘born again’ by God’s Spirit and ‘baptized into Christ Jesus,’ the Holy Spirit dwells within that person. However, in Old Testament times; scripture says the Spirit of the Lord would ‘come upon’ people but never permanently resided within them. His manifestation was both selective and temporary. However in this New Testament dispensation, things are very different. We have now been redeemed by Christ’s blood and have permanent access to the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence. In scripture the Holy Spirit is sometimes described as ‘water’, ‘oil’ or even a ‘dove.’ So water is often one of several ‘types’ of the Holy Spirit in the Holy Writ. By receiving Christ into your heart you have access to an eternal spring of life, residing deep within you.” – Pastor Carl

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