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“And the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” (I Chronicles 12:32) “So that will be the burden of this rubric: to scrutinize the times in which we live in order that we may grow in our understanding of the times, and consider what we ought to do.” That quote from the first article written for this rubric back in September of 2002 has governed the subsequent 43 articles that have found their...

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Previous article in this series: December 15, 2013, p. 134. “And the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” I Chronicles 12:32 Berit Kjos has done the children of Issachar a great service by publishing numerous articles that expose what is going on in the apostatizing churches today. Children of Issachar would do well to read some of what she has written. Try “Real Conspiracies: Past and Pres­ent”; “Treason in the Church: Trading Truth...

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“And the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” I Chronicles 12:32 The Lord having revealed to His church in His infallible Word the goal and purpose of Satan (the es­tablishment of his antichristian world power, Rev. 17), it remains for the children of Issachar to stalk the false prophet as he enlists the services of the false and aposta­tizing churches to advance Satan’s devious cause. Many world luminaries of our day (Tony Blair,...

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Previous article in this series: February 1, 2013, p. 200. “And the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred, and all their brethren were at their commandment.” I Chronicles 12:32 Although a wolf may be disguised to look like a sheep, his tracks will always betray him. True is this also for the beast discussed in a former article. And since that second beast (false prophet) “exerciseth all the power of the first beast (antichrist and the antichristian world-power)” and is commis­sioned...

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Previous article in this series: December 15, 2012, p. 139.   “And the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred, and all their brethren were at their commandment.” I Chronicles 12:32 The near monopoly of power once enjoyed by sov­ereign entities is being eroded.  . . .states must be prepared to cede some sovereignty to world bodies . . . . Globalization thus implies that sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but that it needs to become weaker ....

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“And the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” I Chronicles 12:32 In Revelation 13 the Holy Spirit revealed to the apostle John and to the New Testament church through John two beasts, one rising out of the sea (v. 1) and the other coming out of the earth (v. 11). It is our intention in this and future articles to examine developments in our twenty-first century world in light of this revelation...

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Previous article in this series: April 15, 2012, p. 319.   “And the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do: the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” I Chronicles 12:32  In our previous article the case was made that modern science’s adoption and strict adherence to Darwin’s doctrine of evolution has resulted in serious detrimental consequences for the study and development of science. Further, it was pointed out that the evolutionist’s position is rooted in the philosophy of naturalism (everything can...

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“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” I Chronicles 12:32 Long before Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species gave aid, comfort, and “scientific” support for Adolf Hitler’s gas chambers in Germany and Margaret Sanger’s birth control program in America, Karl Marx wrote (January 16, 1861), “Darwin’s [Ori­gin of Species, CK] is very important and provides me with the basis in natural science for the class struggle in history.”¹ Actually, Origin of Species did...

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Mr. Kalsbeek is a teacher in Covenant Christian High School and a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan. (Preceding article in series: May 15, 2003, p. 367.) Eastern influence on Hollywood Not only is the East having a significant influence on education and politics, its ideas are also endorsed by many on the cutting edge of Western culture: Hollywood. About this, Don Feder writes: From spirits and reincarnation to telekinesis and the occult, the movie industry is in the grip of a new Age mania. Consider the re-released Star Wars trilogy … there’s the Force, “an energy field...

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Mr. Kalsbeek is a teacher in Covenant Christian High School and a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan. “And the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” I Chronicles 12:32 “We must rethink our ideas about God; we should place less emphasis on Christ as a person and a redeemer. We should put the Bible away for 20 years while we radically rethink our religious ideas.”1 Those words were spoken by...

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