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October 06, 2010
If you had to guess what is the fastest-growing spiritual movement in America, what would you answer?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the followers of Wicca, Spiritualism, and other pagan religions have increased in number by more than 300 percent in the United States since 2001. And with the explosion of witchcraft websites, these occultists have become more sophisticated than ever in recruiting more followers.An online battle is now raging for the hearts and minds of millions of searching souls! What can we do about it?
September 08, 2010
Remember when God called Jonah to preach in Nineveh? At first, the prophet just ran away! But after that memorable detour through the fish, Jonah finally obeyed and preached in the “exceedingly great city.” And the power of the Word brought such a tremendous revival that God spared the entire city from imminent destruction!In these last days, God has called His people to bring salvation to the cities once again. Are we going to run away like Jonah—or are we going to obey the will of God?
July 26, 2010
What began as seemingly “innocent” exposure to Hollywood movies soon led one young girl into a dangerous obsession with the occult. But an Amazing Facts program helped to turn her life around just in time. And now a brand-new Amazing Facts outreach event could do the same for the millions of teens in our homes and churches all around the country.Learn more about how you can help turn the tide of dying churches and build a brand-new youth movement for the cause of Christ!
June 23, 2010
In this powerful message, Pastor Doug touches on the heart of a very real threat facing the church in the last days — Satan’s plan to neutralize the transforming power of the gospel by diluting it. His ultimate deception is such a powerful illusion that, in the end, many professed Christians will call out “Lord, Lord” only to discover they are hopelessly lost. How is Satan diluting the gospel today, and how can we avoid this tragic fate?
May 31, 2010
The Bible says, “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth; to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people; (Revelation 14:6). Someday, every person in the world will have the gospel message preached to them — then Jesus will come. We are so close now, but we must earnestly keep working for that day … and embrace the world with the ever-lasting gospel. Read more from Pastor Doug!
April 26, 2010
As the clock of history moves relentlessly toward its final hours, Amazing Facts has never felt a greater sense of urgency for the cause of evangelism than now. But it isn’t just natural disasters, economic woes, or rampant immorality that leads to this sense of urgency — it is also the prophetic and increasing final movements of the gospel! And now God has empowered us to go even further as a beacon of truth to more people in more places than ever! He has given Amazing Facts a powerful new outreach tool that is a giant leap forward in the proclamation of the end-time message …
April 07, 2010
The tragic story of kidnapped teenager Chelsea King represents the worst nightmare for any parent. What parent or grandparent wouldn’t shudder at such heartless, wicked predators preying upon the young and innocent? Yet even as we mourn this senseless act, we need to remember that another cold-blooded predator is relentlessly seeking to destroy the hearts and minds of our young. Who will protect them from this “angry lion seeking to devour”? Learn more from Pastor Doug about the dangers threatening our youth and what Amazing Facts is doing to make a difference before it’s too late …
March 08, 2010
Jerry attended a Bible prophecy series presented by an Amazing Facts evangelist and was won over by the power of God's Word and the love of Jesus. Following his baptism, he was inspired to attend AFCOE, where he learned to share the gospel anytime, anyplace, and with anyone. Today he is now back in his home church and has already conducted his own evangelistic meetings. As a result, even more lives have been changed by this dynamic domino effect of evangelistic power! Read more from Pastor Doug Batchelor!
January 14, 2010
On January 9, Eureka, California, experienced a 6.5 earthquake. That’s huge, but because the epicenter was 10 miles deep and 20 miles away, damage was minimal. Just three days later, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, experienced a direct seismic hit.Does the Bible have anything to say to us during times likes this? Pastor Doug takes a closer look ...
January 13, 2010
An Amazing Fact:
On July 23, 1983, Air Canada Flight 143, a Boeing 767, ran out of fuel at 41,000 feet on its way to Edmonton. When the aircraft’s cockpit warning sounded to indicate a fuel problem on the left side, the pilots assumed that a fuel pump had failed and turned off the alarm. A few moments later, a second fuel alarm sounded. Soon both engines, starving for fuel, went silent, terrifying the 63 passengers. The nearest landing site was a closed airbase at Gimli, Manitoba, 20 miles away. The pilots didn’t know the decommissioned runway was being used that day as a drag racing strip and was full of cars, campers … and people. Miraculously, the crew was able to safely glide the jumbo jet to an emergency landing. Although the nose wheel collapsed, no one was hurt. The subsequent investigation revealed that someone had miscalculated the fuel because the airline had recently adopted the metric system in place of the imperial system.Neglecting the basics of flying a plane can be utterly fatal! That's why before a good pilot takes to the air, he or she will typically visually inspect the plane and go through a preflight checklist. Well, every once in a while, we need to do the same thing with our faith! How long has it been since you reviewed a basic checklist on your spiritual health?
December 16, 2009
Don't miss this last message of 2009 from Pastor Doug Batchelor!
November 24, 2009
An Amazing Fact:
In the 13th century, Kublai Khan — the grandson of the mighty Genghis Khan — wanted to bring Christianity to his people. He sent a letter to the pope through merchants Maffeo and Nicolo Polo, the father and uncle of the famed explorer Marco Polo, to bring 100 priests to China in an effort to convert the nation. When the request reached Rome, the pope showed little interest. After the pleading of the Polo brothers, he reluctantly sent two Dominican monks to China. One died in route, and the other turned back discouraged. Historians now believe that had the Catholic Church seized the opportunity given to them, the religious makeup of China, the world’s largest atheist country, would be principally Christian today!The famous American author Mark Twain once said, “I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.” In other words, most people don’t recognize a golden opportunity until it’s out of reach.
Well, by God’s grace, Amazing Facts isn’t going to let that happen. We’ve been blessed with an extraordinary opportunity that, with your help, can transform the eternal destiny of millions of more souls than we have ever been able to reach before!
November 03, 2009
An Amazing Fact:
Scientists in Israel have successfully etched the entire Hebrew text of the Old Testament onto a tiny gold-plated chip that is smaller than a pinhead! These nanotechnology experts at the Technion Institute of Haifa say that the microscopic words were imprinted with a device called the Focused Ion Beam. As the machine blasts a beam of tiny particles (called gallium ions) at the surface, the gold atoms bounce off, exposing the silicon layer underneath, thereby causing the etching effect. This marvel has created the smallest Hebrew Bible in the world! Now ... what if we told you that Amazing Facts has developed a new way to condense an entire evangelistic series — all the powerful messages, all the intriguing charts and lessons, all the thrilling music — onto something you could fit in your pocket? Discover more about it from Pastor Doug!
October 15, 2009
An Amazing Fact:
Alexander Fleming’s accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928 was an historic event. Doctors realized this miraculous mold had the potential to heal from infection and save thousands of lives. The big challenge became how to isolate, purify, and mass-produce this wonder medicine. Progress was very slow. Even by March 1942, in the midst of WWII, half of the total American supply of penicillin was used on one patient! By June 1942 there was just enough U.S. penicillin produced to treat 10 patients. Then after much prayer and a worldwide search in 1943, a moldy cantaloupe discovered in a Peoria, Illinois, market was found to contain the highest-quality penicillin. Combined with a new fermentation process, this allowed the United States to produce 2.3 million doses of penicillin in time for the D-Day invasion — saving the lives of an estimated 12 to 15 percent of Allied forces! Today, Amazing Facts is already sharing the cure for sin; we just need to multiply it and get it out!One thing that the healthcare debate has taught us is that Americans are passionate over this issue! Which isn’t that surprising when you consider that the healthcare crisis touches two of our most precious commodities — our health and our wealth. Now, see how the healthcare issue also has a lot to do with our spiritual well-being and the last-day message in this important message from Pastor Doug.
September 15, 2009
An Amazing Fact:
The Northeast Blackout of 2003 was the most massive and widespread power outage in history. On the sweltering-hot day of August 14, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Ontario, Canada, and eight Northeast U.S. states lost all electricity. That evening, more than 50 million people battled the darkness. For up to 25 hours, the blackout paralyzed life, jamming traffic, closing businesses, and shutting down airports. Industry experts blamed the power loss on old, unmaintained grid connections. Nothing is more important than your connection with God. Your inner peace, your witness, and ultimately your salvation all depend on a solid relationship with Jesus. And this connection must be maintained or you will experience a major power failure and … the light will go out. Would you like to learn how to always be getting closer to the Lord? Learn more from Pastor Doug Batchelor!
August 20, 2009
An Amazing Fact:
The Vatican is the world’s smallest country. That’s right — country. In 1929, under the terms of the Lateran Treaty, Vatican City was established as an independent state of 109 acres within Rome. Less than 1,000 people live in this small country governed by the pope, who has absolute executive and judicial powers. Yet despite the tiny territory, 177 sovereign countries have formal relations with the Vatican. That’s why it should not surprise us that Bible prophecy foretells that the pope will play a major role in the world’s final affairs.On July 7, while the world was mesmerized with the spectacle of pop idol Michael Jackson’s flamboyant funeral, major prophetic events were transpiring in Rome virtually unnoticed. But Jesus told us to watch for the signs that point to His soon return (Mark 13:37). And have we just seen a whopper! Pastor Doug explains …
August 10, 2009
An Amazing Fact:
During the 18th century, at the peak of England’s golden era, it was often said that “the sun never sets on the British Empire.” This is because the country’s vast lands across the globe ensured that the sun was always shining on at least one of its numerous territories. Even by 1922, the empire still held sway over a population of about 458 million people and covered more than 13 million square miles. That’s approximately one-quarter of the world’s population and total land area! During this same time, England freely claimed to be a Christian nation, and it opened the world to Christian missions as never before. But now things have drastically changed.The Son is setting over the English-speaking world — leaving millions in darkness! Yes … “the Son.” Across England, Australia, Canada, and other Western nations, churches are empty, Bibles are neglected, and the light of Christ’s truth is being eclipsed by worldly unbelief. That's why Amazing Facts is putting a plan into action to reach a dying empire full of souls in darkness ...
July 01, 2009
An Amazing Fact:
When the 16-year-old grandson of oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty was kidnapped in Rome on July 10, 1973, the billionaire hesitated paying the $17 million ransom demanded for his safe return. In the midst of this tragedy, an Italian postal strike delayed communication. Then an envelope containing a lock of the boy’s hair, part of one ear, and a threatening message was delivered to a newspaper. They now only demanded $3.2 million. Getty senior negotiated a deal and got his grandson back for about $2.8 million. The grandson, Jean Paul Getty III, was freed in southern Italy on December 15, 1973. His kidnappers were never caught. Kidnapping is on the rise around the world. More than 20,000 men, women, and children are held against their will by those seeking a criminal’s fortune. But this sobering statistic is nothing compared to the billions of souls who are now being held captive by sin. Jesus gave His life to ransom them … but will His people deliver the message before it’s too late?
June 11, 2009
An Amazing Fact:
All across North America, a growing number of major newspapers are going out of business. With the current recession and people increasingly turning to TV and the internet for news, traditional newspaper subscriptions have tumbled. Many of these failed news institutions have existed over a century, such as the Rocky Mountain News and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Other major papers, such as the Miami Herald, Boston Globe, and San Francisco Chronicle, are currently on life support. Sadly, as they consider their last editions, they must soberly write their own obituaries as they print their final headlines.Now discover what tomorrow's headlines are bound to say as Pastor Doug digs into current events and uncovers some intriguing signs of the times!
May 07, 2009
An Amazing Fact:
When missionary John Williams landed on the New Hebrides Islands in 1839, cannibals immediately killed and ate him. Many other missionaries who followed met with the same fate. So when John G. Patton announced in 1858 that the Lord had called him to do mission work in the New Hebrides, his friends were concerned. One warned him, “You will be eaten by cannibals!” Patton replied, “If I can but live and die serving and honoring the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by cannibals or by worms [in the grave].” By the time John died 50 years later, nearly the entire population of the New Hebrides had been radically converted by the teachings of Jesus!If you were asked to think of a dangerous mission field, what would pop into your mind? Many people would imagine some dark exotic jungle swarming with poisonous bugs and snakes, with the hypnotic sound of pagan drums beating in the distance. But the most dangerous mission field on earth could be a lot closer than you imagined!
April 15, 2009
An Amazing Fact: The Old Testament contains about 60 different prophecies, with more than 300 verses that foretell the first coming of Jesus. These prophecies identify specifically where the Messiah would be born, what tribe He would come from, and even when He would begin His earthly ministry. They also tell us how a friend would betray Him for 30 pieces of silver, that He would die by crucifixion, and even that His killers would gamble for His clothing. Yet despite the dramatic and explicit fulfillment of all these incredible prophecies, most of the Jewish nation rejected Jesus.
When Jesus Christ came the first time, blaring trumpets and exuberant crowds should have been hailing His arrival. But instead ... there was silence in the streets. Now as Jesus prepares to come the second time, is it possible that God’s people are about to get it wrong all over again?
March 05, 2009
An Amazing Fact: On November 8, 2008, Jim O’Neill, 65, suffered a stroke that left him totally blind while at the controls of his small plane. Flying alone at 15,000 feet over North Yorkshire, England, O’Neill frantically radioed a mayday alert from his Cessna. Thankfully, a military training plane was in the air nearby. It’s pilot, Wing Commander Paul Gerrard, flew within 300 feet of the stricken pilot and established radio contact. Then using a series of very carefully chosen words — “turn left, a little right, reduce power, 10-percent flaps” — the RAF pilot guided the disabled aircraft down. The Cessna landed at high speed, bounced twice, and stopped safely at the very end of the runway.
Join Pastor Doug as he explores the guiding power of the Word of Life and how each one of us can save people from crashing into eternity unprepared.
February 10, 2009
An Amazing Fact: Cicadas have one of the longest lifecycles of any insect. After hatching, the nymphs dig deep into the earth and quietly nurse on sap from tree roots for up to 17 years! Then, as if moved by some unseen alarm clock, this hidden army digs out — all at the same time — to the surface. Climbing a nearby tree, cicadas freeze in position, experience a metamorphosis, and molt. When they emerge as winged adults, the trees and skies are suddenly filled with these exuberant creatures. Cicadas do not bite or sting, but the males can sure split the air with their love songs: Some produce sounds up to 120 decibels, making them the loudest of all insects!
In this inspirational message, Pastor Doug blows the lid on a huge hidden harvest that the Lord will soon call up to fulfill His end-time purposes!
January 19, 2009
An Amazing Fact: The world watched horrified as more than 180 people lost their lives when terrorists attacked several sites across Mumbai, India. Among the targets was a Jewish visitors center, Chabad House, run by young Rabbi Holtzberg and his wife. When gunmen first stormed the house, Sandra Samuel — the Holtzberg’s Indian nanny for their 2-year-oldson Moshe — instinctively hid in a room and locked the door.
But when she heard Mrs. Holtzberg screaming for help, Sandra thought of little Moshe (Moses in English), who was still upstairs, and realized she had to do something! Risking her life, Sandra unlocked the door and entered the line of fire, dashing upstairs, where she found little Moshe crying by the lifeless bodies of his parents … somehow, in the hail of bullets, the terrorists had missed the little Jewish toddler. Sandra scooped up the traumatized child, shielding him with her body, then in plain sight of the terrorists made a daring dash for the exit. It was a miraculous escape, because they were the only survivors of the Jewish Center massacre.
This heart-wrenching story of daring and deliverance brings to mind similar Bible stories of rescued babies who were targeted for destruction — when someone put their lives on the front lines to intervene. Baby Moses, Joash, and even Jesus were all on the devil’s hit list, but they were rescued because someone braved the front lines to save them.
Together, we can do the same.
January 13, 2009
An Amazing Fact: The largest recorded earthquake in the world was a magnitude 9.5 on May 22, 1960. From the epicenter in Chile, seismographs recorded shockwaves that traveled all around the globe. These seismic waves continued to vibrate through the entire earth for several days!
Whenever the earth’s tectonic plates experience even the slightest movement, a tremendous amount of energy is released from the epicenter. This year, Amazing Facts also wants to shake things up for God — in a good way — causing an earthquake of evangelism!
In fact, we want to create an “Epicenter of Evangelism” that will send out pulsating waves of proclamation all around the globe.
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