Tuesday, November 18, 2008


A few weeks back we reported about the issue of Dr. John MacArthur, the eternal Sonship of Christ, the IFCA, and the Middletown Bible Church. We understand this was old information and that there was some positive movement on that issue that followed. We rarely make such goofs so we apologize for it. However we are very serious when it comes to doctrinal error and are zealous to strengthen the clear teaching of the Word of God. The Middletown Bible Church, as we reported, stands strong on upholding the integrity of the Scriptures. Thank the Lord that not all have bowed the knee to Baal! –Dr. Mal Couch

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Why would God be merciful to America when the ruling party supports:

  1. Homosexual (Sodomite) rights
  2. Feminism that puts mothers, daughters, wives into harm's way of military combat
  3. Abortion, the killing of the unborn, or the slaughter of those who just make it out of the womb (over 3000 abortions per day in '05) God told the evil Jews, "You killed MY children"
  4. The coming of euthanasia
  5. The rampant use of drugs
  6. The explosion of sexual immorality (SIDS)
  7. The abandonment of family and children
  8. The repudiation of the Word of God
  9. The government giveaway that destroys the work ethic

The atheist Bertrand Russell said: "Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished."

A judgment is certain!

--Dr. Mal Couch

Friday, November 7, 2008


In this troubling hour, every believer needs to read the book of Ezekiel. It is full of future prophecy and it tells how the Lord is going to spiritually restore the people of Israel, return them to their own land, and also judge the nations. But too, there is much in the book that is applicable to our day. The west, and our own dear country, is moving rapidly away from the Lord. This is bringing us into the prophesied apostasy when the world will grow darker spiritually, and the church will depart from THE FAITH, and THE TRUTH!

Ezekiel talks about the women, the feminists of his day, who deceive the people with their false words. They "disheartened the righteous with falsehood" and idolatry (13:19-25). The elders "have set up their idols in their hearts, and have put right before their faces the stumbling block of their iniquity" (14:3).

One cannot help but think of abortion when God said that the people "took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to Me, and you sacrificed them to idols to be devoured" (16:20). But more, "You slaughtered My children and offered them up to idols by causing them to pass through the fire" (v. 21). Notice, they killed the children who belong to God. Our children are not our own; they are His!

Our nation will surely be judged because "With great light comes great responsibility!"

--Dr. Mal Couch

Thursday, November 6, 2008


After the California citizens voted down same-sex marriages, thousands of homosexuals marched in the streets of LA protesting. They are sore losers and cannot take the fact that they lost!

But what was worse was that they gathered in the streets and sang an old beautiful spiritual, applying its words somehow to their agenda. They sang "I Shall Not Be Moved."

The words go like this:

Glory hallelujah, I shall not be moved.
Anchored in Jehovah, Tho all hell assail me,
In Him confiding.
Jesus will not be failing.
Like a tree planted by the water,
I shall not be moved!

This issue, along with raw feminism, and the killing of unborn children, will bring judgment upon the west, and upon America. The issues that will soon bring judgment are not about the economy, or even about personal freedom. The main issues have to do with biblical morality, what is right and what is wrong. These issues supersede and go before personal freedom. Personal freedom has to do with being responsibly right, biblically correct. By these issues a nation is judged. –Dr. Mal Couch

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I am afraid that for sometime now the theology of Christians has been all fouled up! We really thought that we could somehow cling to this world, its comforts, and all that it offers. And, if we just put into office the right man as president, then everything will be alright. Of course this is not true. Dispensationalists really knew better but we were seduced by the goodness we have lived with for so long in this nation. Dispensationalists have had it right theologically but our practice in living out the Christian life has been bent! "Just give us a soft pillow, Lord, and we will be content!" Yet, this is not what He has promised in this cruel and sinful world!

The Bible tells us this age is not the age of the millennial kingdom. The dispensation of the church will end in apostasy, and for some reason, we just didn't want to believe it. Only when Christ returns and establishes His Davidic reign over the entire world will there be peace and blessings. And even then He must rule with a scepter of iron because of sin that will not be finally eradicated and destroyed until eternity begins.

Here is what the Bible has to say: (1) there will be a final apostasy that will blanket the world. Paul tells us "in later times some will fall away (apostatize) from the Faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons" (1 Tim. 4:1), and "in the last days difficult times will come. For men (the world) will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, … disobedient to parents, … unloving, … lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God …" (2 Tim. 3:1-on). "The time will come when [men] will not endure sound doctrine, but they will be wanting to have their ears tickled with lies …" (4:3). "There will be false teachers among you …" (2 Pet. 2:1).

Then (2) the rapture will take place to remove believers from the world that is going to go under the wrath of God. We will at that time be resurrected from the dead, or if we are still alive, be raptured out of here as the wrath falls upon the entire earth. At the end of the seven year period of wrath (3) we return with Christ to reign with Him during His earthly kingdom rule.

Physical and spiritual peace and contentment will only come about during His kingdom reign that extends worldwide from the Holy Land. Not until then will this world be okay. The church, and believers, cannot fix the ills of humanity! We are light and salt but we cannot bring in final and lasting peace! Only the Lord Jesus Christ will solve the world's problems.

With the elections in America, a new day has dawned, in which believers can say, "Yes, we knew this was coming!" America's enemies are happy and we can now brace ourselves for the greatest period of liberalism and socialism this nation has ever seen. So what must we do? All we can do is hold fast to what we have always known correctly from Scripture! This does not mean that we go passive in living for the truth, but we should not be surprised when we see the direction the world is ultimately going.

Paul commended the Thessalonian Christians for their stance in the persecutions and afflictions they were enduring and suffering (2 Thess. 1:4-5). But he promises that God has a righteous judgment coming when the kingdom of God is established on earth (v. 5). Only then will we find rest (relief) when Christ comes, revealed from heaven, with His mighty angels in flaming fire (v. 7). Christ said the same thing to His disciples: "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. And all the nations will be gathered before Him …" (Matt. 25:31-32).
Why do we seek perfection from this life? Why do we think we are now receiving the kingdom blessings when only Christ, when He comes and reigns, can bring in that glorious day?

Who do we think we are?

The apostle Paul goes on in 2 Thessalonians and reminds us that peace will not arrive until the Lord returns to reign and rule!

He will come "dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes to be glorified …" (vv. 7-10).

If we look just at this hour, we can see a dark day on the horizon, but if we look at what the Lord says about eternity, we are at peace. We should be content in our souls, share the gospel, and look for the final day when God will make all things right! In light of the troubles of the Thessalonian believers, Paul closes his second letter with these words:

The Son and the Father have loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, and may we be comforted and strengthened in our hearts in every good work and word (2:16-17).

--Dr. Mal Couch