NOTE: Olive Tree Ministries is pre-Millennial and pre-Trib in theology. We agree with Terry James in his article.
The writer said he had studied the accumulating evidence and now must admit that he agreed with his new teachers. He believes that “the pre-trib rapture needs a new and updated research. At this point it seems to me that to hold to this doctrine would suggest that the people in the very country that are supporting and directly or indirectly are causing some of the greatest calamities upon the face of the earth are the people who have not as yet suffered tribulation for Christ’s sake, yet feel imminently prepared to be raptured.”
The book is not full of heresies, he clarified. But he indicated that it is wrong for Young to portray her thoughts as if they were the real words of Jesus Christ.
While noting that he does not want to argue that “God doesn’t or can’t speak to you or others,” his big problem with Jesus Calling — which combined with its spinoffs have sold more than 25 million copies worldwide — is that Young presents text as if it were Jesus’ direct words for others.
False teacher and prosperity preacher Jesse Duplantis is now asking his disciples for money to buy a jet that costs $54 million “so we can go anywhere in the world in one stop.” He seeks the donations in a video posted last week on his organization’s website.
“You’ve got entire denominations in America who are calling on Boycott Divestment Sanctions in America – who are calling on Boycott Divest Sanction,” Markell stressed. “I would say Europe is the heart of the problem because of their godlessness – so none of this surprises me.”
However, the Christian leader impressed that God has promised that the BDS movement will not hurt Israel.
“It says in Zachariah 12 that all nations are going to turn against Israel,” she points out, “and I think we can almost broaden that verse to read all nations and then also all denominations.
“When I start to see the Southern Baptist Convention and some others who should know better starting to insert replacement theology into their doctrine or statement of belief, [I point out] there’s nothing in the Bible that remotely suggests that the church has replaced Israel.”