May 1, 2013
Christian Research Institute
Post Office Box 8500
Charlotte, NC 28271-8500
Dear Partner in Truth,
You know that the stands we take on the Bible Answer Man broadcast, in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, and through the ministry of CRI are not motivated by popularity or political correctness, but by the certain knowledge that ideas have consequences. This, of course, is precisely why I continue to emphasize those three poignant words …because Truth matters.
Take Charles Darwin, for example. From his cosmogenic mythology arose the pseudo-science of eugenics, which hypothesized that the gene pool was being corrupted by the less fit genes of inferior people. It died only after reaching its full, horrifying bloom in the genocidal mania of German death camps. Ideas have consequences.
And the same year that Darwin sailed into evolutionary infamy (1831), another nineteenth-century dogma with profound consequences was being birthed in the British Isles. That year John Nelson Darby left the Church of England and joined a separatist millenarian group. Like Darwin, Darby was a trendsetter.
He contended that God had two distinct people with two distinct plans and two distinct destinies. Only one of those peoples — Jews — would suffer tribulation. The other — the church — would be removed from the world prior to the second coming of Christ.
As Darwin’s subjective spin on science led to the nightmare of eugenics, Darby’s speculative spin on Scripture leads inexorably toward a nightmarish ending. And most frightening of all, very few realize that the modern version of this belief reaches its logical conclusion in a nightmare that would dwarf the Holocaust.
Truths like this must be shared — but we can’t do it without your help. Every month we rely on God’s provision through friends like you to produce more broadcasts, books, and other resources that fearlessly confront ideas that have led millions astray.
And when you partner with me again today with a gift of $25, $50, $100 or any amount God calls you to give, I want to thank you with a copy of my fast-paced novel Fuse of Armageddon. Give $100 or more, and I’ll personalize your copy!
In Darby’s day, his followers were content to wait for their version of the end times to become reality. Today, some modern proponents are taking the next logical step — advocating active participation to ensure the horrors of Armageddon become a self-fulfilling reality. In Fuse of Armageddon (co-authored with Sigmund Brouwer) I use the power of story to communicate how this is destined to play out in the days and years ahead. I’ve “put flesh on the bones” of the logical truth propositions put forth in my nonfiction work The Apocalypse Code.
My prayer in offering the book as my “thank you” for your support today is that it will help you, or someone you love, to biblically re-evaluate this popular end-times idea. It will give you an insight into what is happening today in the Middle East, and help you ask yourself if what we’ve been told is the only godly response may not be in God’s will at all.
No matter how popular an idea is in the churches around us, it still must be measured against God’s infallible repository of redemptive revelation, the Bible. Your continuing ministry partnership is not only deeply appreciated, but vital to equip more Christians with the tools of discernment, and to speak the Truth in love to the nonbelieving world.
Together, we are making a difference! The following are just two abbreviated testimonies out of thousands from people who have benefited from your ministry support:
“Your radio program and books single-handedly brought me out of the Jehovah’s Witness cult that I was in since I was little. I started listening to your program (which, as a JW, I should not have been) and I kept on listening and you made more and more sense. Thanks so much!” (Jonathan, Silver Springs, Maryland)
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So please, send your gift of ministry support today, and when you do, don’t forget to request your copy of Fuse of Armageddon. Remember, for your gift of $100 or more, I’ll personalize your copy. Thank you for helping to produce more life-changing broadcasts, books, and other resources!
P.S. Sometimes it’s necessary to sacrifice treasured traditions on the altar of biblical fidelity. At CRI, we’re dedicated to teaching people to read the Bible for all its worth, and correctly evaluate the claims of modern theology. Your gift today will equip more people to seek the Truth, and as our “thank you,” we’ll send you my exciting novel Fuse of Armageddon. Call 1.888.7000.CRI (1-888-700-0274), or click here to give by credit card.