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Was Jesus a false-prophet? And we have an urgent need....

>> Monday, May 30, 2011

Someone responded to our video on Youtube where we called Harold Camping out as a false prophet based on the Bible's demand of perfect prophetic fulfillment (Deut. 18:20-22).  In the video, the person was challenging our assertion and claimed that if we are calling Harold Camping a false prophet based on failed prophecy then by logical extension Jesus Christ was also a false prophet because "His glorious return to earth" didn't happen and that Jesus "didn't show up".  This is based on the Lord Jesus' clear prophetic statements in Mark 13, Matthew 24 (the producer of the video seems unaware of the fact that Luke 21 is also a parallel passage).  He also demonstrates clear ignorance of doctrine of the Trinity and the implications of the incarnation.  I'm in the process of making a video in response to this gentleman's video.  The simple answer is that everything in the Olivet Discourse revolving around the end of the age (the Old Covenant age with particular focus on the visible Temple standing) occurred exactly as predicted within the generation he was speaking-- as a matter of fact majestically so.  Actually, when I preach on the life of Christ I use the Olivet Discourse as one of the divine proofs of Jesus' role as Messiah.  This is nothing new to a Christian view of the Olivet Discourse this goes all the way back to the early centuries of the church as well as modern Christians like Lorraine Boettner, Dr. Greg Bahnsen, Dr. Kenneth Gentry, R.C. Sproul, Hank Hanegraaff, Gary Demar, Keith Mathison and many, many more.  So stay tuned!  In the meantime here is a link to a message Dr. Greg Bahnsen gave on the Olivet Discourse.  Great stuff!  Enjoy.

We are asking for your prayers and possible financial support for an very important and immediate ministry need of $5,500.  We want to thank you for your consideration of this.  You can call us directly or use the donate button at the top right hand of this page.  Thank you so very much for your prayers and support!


"Out of Mormonism Radio" part-two and a very important note!

>> Thursday, May 26, 2011

I was a guest on a radio program called "Out of Mormonism".  It was a two-part program focusing on reaching Mormons for Christ.  Here is a link to the show.

Check out what God has been doing:

1.  We have numerous baptisms coming up in a couple of weeks!  Should be somewhere around 10.  Praise God!

2.  Last week's service was awesome!  We had a bunch of new people.  We are growing in amazing ways.  God is so good!

3.  I've been given a unique opportunity to be on the  local Christian radio station KPXQ weekly for Calvary Rehabilitation facility for a 1-hour weekly show discussing drug and alcohol addiction from a biblical perspective.

4.  A major television network is doing a new show on drug and alcohol addiction and I am scheduled to be interviewed to discuss the Christian approach to addiction and healing.

5.  We have a possible debate that is being scheduled with Vocab Malone and I against two local Atheists at the end of the summer.

6.  We are continuing in prayer for a discipleship house for new believers that need extra-care as they turn from their addiction.


1.  We are presently in need of prayer and financial help and support.  We are experiencing amazing spiritual blessings and tons of fruit as God is saving many people.  However, like many small ministries like ours, we are struggling financially to make ends meet.  We are asking the Lord for an immediate need of $10,000 to help us get current and take care of some very critical financial needs.  Any help you could offer would be GREATLY appreciated.

2.  We have our wishlist of some current ministry needs on  when you purchase from our wishlist the items are sent directly to us.  Thank you!

3.  Please consider fasting and praying for us.  God is blessing us and we need brothers and sisters to intercede for us in prayer.  Bless you!

Thank you so much for your kindness and gracious support!  We can't wait to rejoice with you in the presence of God in eternity over all the amazing things God has done through your giving and praying for APOLOGIA CHURCH!

Jeff Durbin


Harold Camping-- wolf.

>> Thursday, May 19, 2011


"Out of Mormonism" radio show

>> Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Here is a link for the radio program I was interviewed on called "Out of Mormonism".  It was encouraging to me to being doing this radio show with Andy.  Andy came to Christ out of Mormonism and took his first class with me!  I was so blessed to sit with him now (many years later) and see him doing a radio show trying to lead more people who are LDS to Christ.

God is so very good.

Jeff Durbin



Mustard Seeds to Huge Trees!

>> Monday, May 9, 2011

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and of the Yeast
31 He  presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven  is like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It’s the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it’s taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches.”

The Holy Bible : Holman Christian standard version. 2009 (Mt 13:31–32). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.

I cannot even express how grateful we are for all that God has been doing with APOLOGIA!  If you have just a few moments I would love it if you would take time to rejoice with us and praise God as you look at what God has been doing through your prayers and support.  Over the last few-months:

1.  I have done numerous radio programs equipping Christians to defend the Gospel.
2.  God has brought more people to Himself through our ministry and we are making disciples out of them!
3.  We held a public debate in Tempe with two local-atheists.  The event was packed with people and it was stellar.
4.  We handed out countless tracts at the Mormon temple in Mesa during their Easter Pageant.  A lot of people who joined us were new-believers that have only recently come to Christ and were so excited about Christ they just had to join us to proclaim the Good-news!
5.  I spoke at 3 very large winter camps for about 8 churches with several hundred teenagers from Chicago and Arizona.
6.  APOLOGIA CHURCH services have been going great!  You should see all the lives being changed!  We're talking miraculous things here folks!

We feel tremendously blessed to be a part of what God is doing and we simply feel so unworthy to be used to the degree that we are.  God gets all the praise for what has been going down.

We wanted to present something to you that has been a burden on our hearts and we are asking for your prayers or possible support.

Over the last year, Pastor Luke and I have learned a lot.  We have learned that only God can transform people's hearts.  We have also learned that God is truly faithful to His promises to grow His Kingdom and that he does so through really easily broken jars of clay like us.  God has given us a special heart and ministry to people that generally are deemed as 'hopeless'.  God has granted to us the very special privilege and honor of leading people who have struggled with intense drug and alcohol addictions to Christ and then walking with them as they grow in Him.

Where have we struggled?  One of the greatest difficulties we have found is that as these wonderful brothers and sisters have come out of these addictions many of them have to take time putting their lives back together and need extra special care and shepherding.  I wish you could see them it really is amazing.  However, Pastor Luke and I have a real burden to help them get grounded in Christ and to help them get their feet on solid ground as they grow while in a very fragile state.  Many of the people that have come to Christ and are now at APOLOGIA spend time living in half-way houses or three-quarter houses.  They range from doctors to janitors and from realtors to financial advisers.  So where is the difficulty?  Many of these new believers are in half-way houses that actually make it difficult for us to shepherd them in the way they need it.  Some of these places actually prohibit them from getting to church to grow and worship.  Many of these places make it difficult for Pastor Luke and I to be intimately involved in their spiritual growth and accountability.

So what are we thinking?  Pastor Luke and I are praying for God to give us the funds to purchase a house.  Our hearts desire is to have this house as a discipleship-house.  Pastor Luke is focusing on intense discipleship at APOLOGIA and would spend his time shepherding those who are in the house as they get grounded in Christ.  Our desire is to help these new-believers be in a safe, godly environment that will help them get to know God at a deeper-level, while encouraging discipleship, accountability and a life saturated with a love for God and a pursuit of delighting in Him!

We know this is a huge and seemingly (humanly speaking) impossible goal.  But with God "all things are possible"!  Will you join with us in prayer over this?  Perhaps you know someone or you yourself have the ability to make something like this actually happen.  We are having "big-faith" with this one and are grateful for the grace of God given to us even in the possibility. 

Based on our current outlook we would need somewhere in the area of 150-175k to buy a house that would meet our needs.  Our hope would be to be able to have about 10-beds in the home.  Today alone, I spoke with 3-people who would love to be residents in the house.  If God gave us this house we could surely fill it!

Would you join with us in prayer over this?  We would be so grateful for any consideration you would have in this goal we have to grow God's Kingdom and to make disciples through the ministry opportunity provided by this house.

If you should have any questions please don't hesitate to contact either Pastor Luke or I personally.  Also, we want to thank you for any regular giving you felt led to give through APOLOGIA at this time as we are trusting in God to provide for our every need!

Here is a link to our ministry wishlist on Amazon as well. When you purchase from our wishlist on Amazon your gift is sent directly to us.  Bless you!


Help our very close friend bring his son home!

>> Monday, May 2, 2011

One of my closest friends and brothers in the Lord (Scott Murray) is a Pastor at Wheaton Bible Church.  Scott and his bride have 3-kids of their own and have recently been called by God to adopt a baby boy from Africa!  They have passed the court and he is their son!  Only one thing remains.  They need to gather the money to bring him home. 

This blog post is to encourage all of our supporters who feel led to help bring Samuel home to help our brother Scott in getting him home to Wheaton, Illinois.  You can check out his blog and donate directly there.

May God bless the Murray family as they lead this little boy to Jesus Christ!

Jeff Durbin