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A quick study on False Teachers. 2 Peter 2:1-3

I have had an up close and personal relationship with a false teacher for some time now. As usual, the Holy Spirit prompts me to see that far too many of us have to deal with people like this. Why would a false teacher be such a problem, especially since most of the influence asserted on us is minimal and annoying at best. For myself, I feel like I have wasted that portion of my day, and always have to do some quick research into the Word to debunk the garbage I, and the others had to listen to. Others ask outlandish questions, questions they would not ask if they spent anytime pursuing the Word of God. Sadly, the false teachers waste our time with garbage instead of the Word.
Having recently started a commentary on 2Peter I would have come to this discussion eventually, but for several days now, I feel compelled to do a quick study on false teachers. It would seem we are surrounded by them.
Also, I am not sure I understand what quick is either. If you do a phrase search in the NASB …

The Second Coming of Babylon. A critique of Mark Hitchcock's book.

Tower of Babel by Lucas van Valckenborch in 1594 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Some time ago I bought a book called, The Second Coming Of Babylon, by Mark Hitchcock. I bought it with the hope that he might bring some explanation, but, as with most things, I do my good intentions got set aside for almost a year. Having read the book recently, I found myself wondering why I purchased this book. Oh yeah, people that I trust have referenced Mark Hitchcock's work as being beneficial.
The premise of the book is a Biblically based treatise on how Babylon is to be physically rebuilt and become a great economic center for the world. I did not know this when I bought the book. I personally, using scripture and logical thought, have concluded that Babylon attains all its greatness through demonic empowerment, powerful, wealthy people, a global banking system, and the foolishness of individuals who think that more government is the answer to everything.
In chapter three, “From the Cradle to the G…

Behold it's coming. Ezekiel 39:7-10.

I closed the last study of Ezekiel 39 ending on verse 6. Why then bring it into this continuation of chapter 39? Because it helps to establish context.

Ezekiel 39:5-7 NASB "You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken," declares the Lord GOD. 6) "And I will send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in safety; they will know that I am the LORD. 7) "My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

Taken up from the remotest parts of the north and brought against the mountains of Israel, Gog and all those with him will come. Few of us realize we are dealing with the Scythians; fewer understand that the Scythians extended into the far eastern regions of China, Siberia, the Western European nations, and South into Egypt. 
All this is done with one purpose in mind, that “the nations will know that I am t…