My brother in Christ. I believe what you are saying Jack and I really enjoy your emails even though at times you come on strong and what you are saying is very true,its just people are not ready for the truth and not ready for truly being Christ like. I understand and believe as a follower of Christ that it is the shed blood of Jesus Christ is the only thing that has saved me from the wrath of God. Jesus took on the sins of the world yours and mine this I understand. Our churches have failed teaching us what it means to truly be a follower of Christ. We have tried to conform God to our way instead of us conforming to Gods teachings. I’m being descipled along with four other followers of Christ by my Pastor and we are going thru a book series called Practical Christian Living. This descipleship time is helping me learn more about God to build that closer relationship. Have you ever read the book by David Platt called Radical. This book is also helping me to understand what being a true Christian is all about. I don’t hate the Muslims Jack or anyone else,but I could not stand by idley and let a Muslim hurt an innocent person because of their faith if I was the only person between them. Jack I saw a video of a 16year girl being kicked to death and it brought me to tears and a radlical group of Muslim men were doing this because this girl refused to marry a 60 year old man. I know this is their culture,but if I had been there I would have tried to stop it culture or no culture even at the risk of danger to myself. If Jesus had been there what would he done? Well anyway Jack you keeping sending your emails and I believe you will touch lives sharing the Word of God from what God is revealing to you.
Thanks for the response. I have the same feelings and attitude as you concerning the horrors of Islamic culture. I would attempt to intervene as well just from the pure emotions of witnessing a young girl being beaten by merciless and unkind men. I think the indwelling Holy Spirit would provide the way and the words to make it an opportunity to witness the gospel of Jesus Christ without resorting to violence. This is what Jesus would do, and did, when he was upon the earth.
No, I have not read the book by David Platt but it sounds interesting by its title, “Radical”. If you have a web link please send it my way. Thanks again, Chuck, for writing to me, it is always appreciated, and your words always glorify our Lord and Savior.
Your brother in Jesus,
Hello Brother Jack ,
I just thought I would say thank-you for your last e.mail to me about people..being distracted away from the word of christ ..I do agree .we can become overly occupied with world events and lose focus
You wrote to me ……
That you are “still” learning from our Lord Jesus Christ to remain zeroed in upon him, his shed blood, his glorious resurrection, and his second coming, which is his gospel message. And that We must keep this focus, especially our personal spiritual relationship with him every day, even every hour,
as we see the signs of his coming becoming clearer. The fallen angels love to tempt us with “legitimate” and sensational news around the world to get us so occupied… on signs or events that we lose our focus..When this happens, and it does often, may we/I seek from our Lord Jesus direction and guidance on how to look and study these things.
I thank you Jack for sending out articles about exciting prophetic events & wonderful gospel messages of salvation and having a relationship with our Lord Jesus.
Thanks Jack, I just sent your post to a plain dress former Mennonite friend who is likewise disheartened by the rage and puffed up chests of Americans when “the enemy” dies. I have not been happy another sinner went to Hell. I don’t care if OBL was the icon of Satan. It is the loss of a soul. Paul was once the icon of Satan, a Christian killer, and Stephen prayed for his forgiveness. And look what happened. Delia Reed
I’m not sure just how to begin, nor where.
You speak of being an Army veteran -serving in Vietnam –
You also speak as a born again Christian follower of Jesus –
May I begin by saying I am both – 24 year USN Seabee veteran serving in Nam 1969 – and very proud to be an American and citizen of the greatest Country in the world.
Surrendering my life to Jesus in 1952 and my wife and I raising 4 children all adults now and serving the Lord with their families.
I somehow get lost in the midst of your long dissertation as to being able to keep my mind on track of your primary issue. Somehow I get the thought that you are trying to convey the fact that as military men, people, we have disobeyed the Word of God by going forth to stand against the enemy whose primary goal is to destroy all mankind and or force us to submit to distatorship or slavery to evil government rulers.
I am not a biblical scholar, nor a preacher of the Word – – I just try to read his Word daily with my wife in our morning devotions and seek his will for our day and life. I gather that you are perhaps a preacher, or very learned in the Word by all the books you mention and radio conversations you have had – so I know I am not able to really stand up to your knowledge of the Word with real counter-thoughts.
I hesitate to judge any of this – -I only hope to be able to get the clear thought and intent of your goal in all of this. Perhaps you could boil it down to a very sentences of plain language as to what you want us to see or learn. I will retain your website and hope to go through the various progams and hope to get my mind clear and on the same track you are on.
As a fellow veteran – welcome home – and God bless you.
Thank you so much for your response my veteran and Christian brother. Very clearly and simply, our Lord Jesus Christ said to the deceived rulers of Rome and Israel , “my Kingdom is not of this world, and if it were my servant would fight….” This remarkable statement of truth in John 18:36 has been neglected or re-interpreted by Christendom for generations, for Jesus is saying all of the nations and kingdoms of man are not from him, but Satan and the fallen angels (this includes America ). He came the first time to shed his blood as the only atonement for our sin nature, and offers us forgiveness and citizenship in his Kingdom both now and when he returns for the Millennium.
If you are interested in reading my work and knowing more about me, the “About the Author” section on my site details my background. I am a Christian who wholeheartedly believes that Jesus Christ is alive in his resurrected body and returning soon to take back the government of all the nations. There is coming a day when the Lord will return in judgment and then imprison the fallen angels who are temporarily allowed by God to rule the nations because of the Adamic sin nature of all men. Until that Day of Judgment we are to call all men to repentance, to love and offer forgiveness to the worst of our enemies, even those who wish us dead.
My purpose is not to intrude or offend, but to humbly ask if you’re ready for his return. I hope my online book and articles help you in your study of the Bible and the life of Jesus, who alone, is the final firm foundation of our faith. See you in Heaven, Irvin, and keep in touch until we meet there.
Jack D. Hook
This is the first time I have read your article since subscribing. I am a young believer from Papua New Guinea (Northern Tip of Australia).
I am very keen to learn what you are sharing though I have very little understanding of the spiritual subject matter.
I would be very happy to receive from you the subjects you may have written before and or explanations and definitions of terms, phrases etc of the bible such as rapture, milenum, tribulation, antichrist, false prophet, mark of the beast, ……
Please help me.
Thank you and continue the good work.
I believe that there is no such thing as a holy war or a war to advance the Lord. War can only happen when the devil is “winning,” or has more power on Earth than God. Thou shalt not kill seems pretty clear to me. War, even though it is against the Lord and his teachings, had to be accepted throughout history by the religons or the religons would not have been allowed to openly exist.
Just a thought from an old soldier. ~ Sarge ~
I am rereading a book written by Dave Hunt and another man titled THE SEDUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY. Printed in 1985, they expose N.V. Peale, Hagin, Copeland, Shuller, Buddism, hinduism, Mormonism, Yoga and the “Blab it and Grab / You are God and entitled bunch as well as psychology and other infiltrations of Satan’s world into the “church”.
God ordains nations and puts them low. We are a Christian nation and the Muslims are a deluded evil bunch. The ones called “radical” are the ones who know what the insane Mohammed taught. The others are like lukewarm followers of Christ that is why they must be eliminated as Jews and Christians must. I wish I were young enough to send many al queda, hamas, fatah,etc. to the 72 virgins Moham promised.
Your BROther in Christ
Give me a break. You have a twisted view of the Bible that is based on misconceptions.
Mr. Hook – I am a Vietnam veteran who has been involved with Vietnam Veterans Against The War since, literally, the day after I got out of the Army. I have been arrested 14 times in antiwar demonstrations and continue to rally for peace at least once a week. I am passionately against war and do not agree with a faction of the Fundamentalist Christian Right who justify war through quotations and interpretations from the Bible. I have done much research and found that a vast majority of veterans (Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.) are against the war, also. I don’t pretend to be an expert, but I do know that we have accomplished nothing of any value in our endless wars in the Middle East. I also know that we have become a nation of some people who think the definition of “patriotism” is met by having a “support the troops” bumper sticker.
In summary, I think we are no better than the Crips and the Bloods – they don’t know what their war is about, and we don’t know what we’re fighting for, either. Peace and Equality, Dan Kennan
Just wanted to acknowledge that I received your e-mail message and will be reading the material on the website as time allows. I am a busy computer repair technician and, like the plumber who has leaks in his house, sometimes struggle for any time to spend on my own system.
I am a veteran of the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in Feb. 1973 after serving a tour in South Korea. What amazes me now is that I think Korea is closer to breaking out into war than it has been since 1954 when the war there “ended.”
Although I was not called to serve in Vietnam, I trained with many good men who did, and some were lost there. I actually spent two weeks lying in bed at night wondering what was going to happen to me when I originally thought I would be going to Vietnam. I’m sure I’ll never forget what that felt like!
On Monday of this very week I actually traveled to Hanson, MA from Cape Cod, where I live, to attend a much-belated ceremony held by the town to dedicate a town square to the memory of Captain Gary Thurston Porter, U.S.M.C., who gave his life in Quang Nam Province off the coast of South Vietnam when a helicopter he was piloting malfunctioned and sank in the ocean from the aircraft carrier. He was a cousin of mine and was only 26 years old when he died in 1967. The ceremony was brought about by the long, dedicated efforts of another Marine Vietnam veteran who thought it was the right thing to do.
I was very deeply affected by the war and I can fairly say that barely a day goes by, even now, when I’m not aware of that. When I see the fine young men and women go off to war now, I want to take them by the shoulders and say that you can never be ready for what some of you will see, and you will never be the same again!
I enjoyed your well-written and worthwhile message, thank you for your faithful service to your country, and appreciate your effort to speak out. I live not far from Lexington and Concord, MA, where the first battles were fought that allowed this nation to be born. Among the patriots who gave their lives at Lexington that morning on April 19th of 1775 were a Porter (my paternal grandmother’s maiden name) and a Parker (my mother’s maiden and my middle name). I don’t know that there was any relation to me, but I sure would be proud to find out there was.
I love America dearly, and always will. Needless to say, I’m absolutely appalled by what’s being done to our “rights” by the current Muslim dictatorship in the White House. I believe that if you look back at history, you can see many instances where divine intervention acted in favor of having the U.S. come about. I think that we were meant to stand as the greatest nation on this Earth and enjoy the responsibilities and privileges thereof according to the teachings that have been passed on to us, that we may be a light to all other nations to show what gifts God is willing to let us borrow.
I wish you well, and hope you will continue to speak out. It’s hard to say what our fate as Americans will be in the near future, but it’s fair to say that if we don’t change much about the way we live, it isn’t going to be a cheery prospect.
Yes Brother Jack the SPIRIT has showed you the truth and we need to depend very strongly for JESUS to be our strength.
I am wondering if you know that the LDS church/ Mormon church leaders believe that they are the lost tribe of Israel. Do you suppose they are the synagogue of satan. I use to live in SLC and you would be quite amazed at the practices of this religion. I have read that the Jews are stating they have no lost tribes. I found this interesting. God Bless Protestant Christian