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Nothing on earth has the power to effect peoples' lives more than the gospel of Jesus Christ. I whole-heartedly believe that Jesus is the one, true God, and have given most of my life to preaching, teaching, writing and producing gospel literature and various products. On this site, I present a large quantity of free content for you to read, study, teach or preach.

In addition to the free material you will find here, I am currently producing five new books that will be published in coming months. Each book will be the basis of a 13-week teaching series that will ultimately consist of workbooks, audio CDs and DVDs.

I invite you to take advantage of scores of FREE articles available here, and presented by subject or by category. In the past, I have allowed other webmasters to republish these articles, but due to much abuse, I have changed my policy, and ask that you do NOT republish these articles on the Internet without getting express permission from me. I will be happy to consider your request if you will email me at ken @

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I sincerely believe that Jesus Christ will soon return to earth with His raptured and resurrected saints from all the ages. He will return to Jerusalem, Israel, where he will capture the city, the nation and the world. Of the increase of His government and power, there will be no end. I hope to be a part of His glorious kingdom.

I have studied Bible Prophecy since 1972, when I first read "The Day the Dollar Dies," by Willard Cantelon. He was a brilliant world traveler, scholar, and consultant to world leaders and parliaments on the subject of international currencies. He was also a Bible believer who believed that the Bible prophesied a coming "Mark of the Beast" when all men would take a mark, without which no man would be able to buy or sell.

Cantelon introduced a book to me entitled, "None Dare Call It Conspiracy," by Gary Allen. Allen exposed the secretive plans of many of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men to create a global government. I have lived to see virtually every proposition in that book proven again and again.

In the light of Bible Prophecy, we are able to look both backward and forward into God's declarations of things that are soon to come. If you will bookmark this site, and come back to it again and again, I believe you will discover that there is an enormous amount of logical and provocative information here that will make you, too, a firm believer that Jesus Christ is soon to come.

I ask you to please note that some of my prophecy articles were written over a period of several years and each must be considered in the proper context of the date on which it was written. These articles reflect well over 30 years of serious research.

Many of the earlier observations have already come to pass, and others are evolving now. Prophecy is being fulfilled! Some key players of recent years (that I named in some of the older articles) have already passed the baton to their successors, but the concepts are still at work.

Study the big picture and you will understand.

I provide a bibliography at the end of the index at left to furnish you with numerous books that will give you an enormous amount of resource material to support these articles.

I would also like for you to subscribe to my Prophecy Newsletter, a weekly email containing important and provocative news and information pertaining to the latest fulfillments in Bible Prophecy.

And for what it's worth: many more articles are coming! I am in the process of preparing many more of my articles that have never been published online.  Please return again soon.  And THANKS for visiting today! God bless you!

Ken Raggio

Write to me at: ken @ - I am available for Prophecy Seminars and Church Ministry.

Pastoral and Inspirational Articles & Sermons

Ken Raggio's Pastoral Series

These articles are selected from over 40 years of preaching, pastoring and writing. They cover a very wide variety of topics. I hope you will find something here that will bless you and help you live for Jesus.

You can email me at ken @

I am available for teaching, preaching, prophecy conferences and music ministry.  God bless you, Ken Raggio 

Jesus Christ - Most Phenomenal Human Who Ever Lived
Who can compare to Jesus? What man ever lived like Him? Compare your hero. (A challenging essay for the skeptic.)

The Resurrection of the Dead
Jesus proved that the dead can live again. That radically effects you and me!

Why am I living?
If there is NO God and no life after death, then what is life about?

Are you Changing for Better? ...or for Worse?
Which way are YOU going? Life creates growth. Death causes decay. Take a provocative fresh look at chrysalis.

An Essay About Love
After a lifetime of preaching, pastoring and counseling, I want to tell you what I think about LOVE. Please read!

The Biblical Principles of Giving
Why it is more blessed to give than to receive.

The Spirit of the Father
What should your mindset be if you are a godly father? This Father's Day message examines the true motives. (This is one of my very favorites - a must-read!)

Ruth - Woman of Loyalty
Looking for an impeccable role model, a truly godly woman? This is a full-length character study for teaching to a Bible Class.

The Parable of the Husbandman
Does God hold us accountable for our gifts and calling? This article challenges you to evaluate your own performance. Beware! You could be replaced!

Holiness: A Place Apart
God says, "Be ye holy, for I am holy." What is holiness and how do we manifest it?
Here is a brief look at the basic premise of this vital subject.

The Goodness and Severity of God
Those who experience God's mercy will have a FAR different experience
from those who experience God's wrath. An important lesson.

If God be for us, who can be against us?
Will God still avenge his saints of their adversaries? This amazing story, from years ago, will make you pause.

The Nature of the Battle
You cannot win spiritual battles with flesh and blood warfare. Everyone needs a reality check from time to time. Here is yours.

Greater works than these shall ye do...
Do you really believe that miracles have ceased? You won't like this article if you do.

Ornaments of Jewelry - What the Bible Says About Them
Here is a fascinating narrative on a subject you rarely hear anything about! You may be shocked at how much the Bible has to say!

Everybody needs a Backbone
Are you a man or a jelly-fish? Here is a quick reminder of the value of strong convictions and structured living.

The Parable of the Cotton Gin
Why must every believer suffer the trials of life? This fascinating analogy helps explain the reasons.

Don't let the light go out!
Countless mariners lives have been saved by old-fashioned lighthouses. These historical structures along our coastlines teach an important lesson.

Old Paths
Is anything new under the sun? You may be surprised at this conclusion. There is a powerful link between old paths and new life.

Overcoming Sin
It is easy to find fault. Faults are everywhere to be found. What happens to the Christians' sinful nature at conversion?

The Importance of Delayed Gratification
Do you realize what you are missing with your fast-paced living? Stop and think. Here is a lesson in slowing down.

The Faith that was delivered to the Saints
You aren't the first, and won't be the last person to have your faith tested. Take the challenge of this simple Bible-study about faith in God.

Which is better - Heathen or Heretic?
Many will say, "Lord, Lord" but will be denied entrance to heaven. Are you at risk of going to the wrong church?

The Unstable Mind & the Mind of Christ
Not everyone has the same capacity for knowing God. What can we do, and what must we do for mental illness?

The Field of the Slothful
Have you lost your motivation? Are you daunted by the task? Here is a reminder: small efforts can yield big results!

Christmas Traditions: Past and Present
Do you need a script for a Christmas program? Here is a monologue with song suggestions to accompany it. An interesting overview of the history of the Christmas holiday.

The Very First Christmas Present: A Children's Play for Puppets
Are you involved in using muppets or puppets in Children's Ministry? Here is a great script about the very first Christmas gift God made to all of us.

Is idolatry a problem in modern society? Don't think it isn't! Read this short piece on idols and idolatry. Surprisingly relevant to our social situation.

Evil spirits pervade the world today, and you know it! Is there hope for this demon-possessed civilization?

Great Doctrines of the Apostolic Faith
The Apostolic Faith Series
Written by Ken Raggio

The World is full of religion.

There are countless doctrines floating around about the nature of God. But if we leave the basis of the Word of God, we don't have a leg to stand on. If the Bible isn't the final authority on who God is, we are attempting to reinvent something that cannot be reinvented.

It is SUPREMELY important to know who the TRUE God is. We must abandon all POST- APOSTOLIC definitions of God and get back the the original Bible teachings. It simply doesn't matter what the THIRD CENTURY or TWENTIETH CENTURY theologians say. It only matters what the BIBLE says. Let's get into the Word and see the most amazing things about God.


The Oneness of God
God is a Spirit. Jesus is the Incarnation of that Spirit. A Genesis-to-Revelation overview of the nature of God. VERY enlightening! Must read.

Baptism in the Name of Jesus
Matthew 28:19 and Acts 2:38 both teach the need for water baptism. Did Peter's teaching contradict Jesus? Millions of people are baptized in Jesus' name. Are they wrong?

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost
Is speaking in tongues demonic or divine? If the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is unnecessary or optional, why is it in the Bible?

The Lord is that Spirit
The spirit of the Father, the spirit of Christ, and the Holy Ghost. One or three? This is real doctrine - "meat for men". Don't read it if you don't want to be challenged!

Spiritual Warfare with the Spirit of Rome
Was the Roman Catholic Church the only church in the first millennium?
They say they were! But the truth is very, very different. You need to know this.

Believing the WHOLE Gospel
No part of the Gospel is as big as the whole. Is your church into niche ministry, and really "missing the boat"?

Man's Great Need for Salvation
You need God. I need God. We all need God. Why?
What causes billions of people to search for God through various religions?

Notes for Believers Only
A collection of short articles on a variety of topics.

Priests From Among Men
God didn't commission angels to preach the saving gospel. He chose sinners, saved by grace, to bring hope to the world.

The Church is a Motley Crew
No perfect specimens here! Just ordinary people.
God uses weak things to confound the mighty.

The Fear of God
What are YOU afraid of? Some people fear personal failure more than they fear God! Take this personal check-up.

Onward, Through the Fog!
The Church has method while the world has madness.

Avoiding Extremism
Even the best efforts, taken to the extreme are counter-productive. We need an even balance, a well-rounded conviction that says "true Christian."

I.    Chronology of end-time events

Can You Trust Bible Prophecy?
God uses weird signs to make perfect signs.

Catholicism, Communism, Capitalism, Islam 
Here are the FOUR HORSES of the apocalypse. Don't doubt it before you read this article. It is SHOCKING how accurate these prophecies are!!

The Seven Trumpets of Revelation
What are they? Have they sounded?

The Iron and Clay Feet & the Four-Headed Beast of Daniel
Here is an astounding modern fulfillment of two ancient prophecies!.

When will the Rapture take place? 
It may not be when you think! What does the Bible say?
(Spanish version)

The 24 Elders of Revelation 4
Some use this reference to insist that the rapture is before tribulation. Is it true?

What Should We Be Bracing For?
What is happening next on the prophecy calendar that we need to know about?

The Day of Wrath
What exactly is the day of wrath, and when will it occur?!

Does it matter pre-Trib or post?
People say it doesn't matter. I say it does. Give me a few moments to convince you.

Saints in Tribulation
What does the Bible say about saints going through the tribulation?

The Biblical Command to Flee
Here is a Bible study on how ancient saints coped with evil times.

Armageddon's Valley of Hell
Here is an intriguing common denominator between Judas Iscariot, the Beast, and the False Prophet.

II.   Antichrist & New World Order

Will the European Union displace the United States in global domination?
Will the EURO displace the DOLLAR? What does it have to do with Bible prophecy?

Babel Revisited
At the United Nations, tongues are still confused.

Turkey: Where East Meets West
Will Turkey be the final battleground between Catholicism and Islam? Prophetic?

Will National ID programs become a GLOBAL ID (the Mark of the Beast)?
Are all the systems around the world becoming one system. You know they are.

Don't Take The Mark!
Why you should oppose any National ID program.

Electronic Borders
The Mark of the Beast is closer than you think. Biometrics, Chip Implants and other Tracking and ID Technology is here in full force.

That's Happening in America?
See what happens when privacy and freedom start vanishing.

Can America Avoid the Mark of the Beast?
Do we have a scriptural reason to oppose a National ID program?

Babylon Will Die Drunk!
Will we slide quietly into world government, or will there be a great upheaval first?

What WITHHOLDS the revealing of the Antichrist?
Who is "he who letteth" in II Thessalonians 2?

Lucifer will have Chaos before God intervenes 
Why I believe we should expect to see global chaos before Jesus comes.

Is the Devil in the New World Order?
Discover the Luciferic roots of the New World Order - a primer about Cabalism, Freemasonry, Illuminati and more.

Will Martial Law Come to America?
Is it possible that Christians will be among the first to be incarcerated?

How Soon Will We Be Cashless?
Will the Banks put the "squeeze" on us soon? Has the Mark of the Beast already ARRIVED in the U.S.?

Big Brother, The Federal Reserve, and a global economic collapse
Take a look at some sobering possibilities.

Roots of Antichrist 
Here are the movers and shakers of the New World Order - a fascinating list of ancient
and modern evil players.

Global Supremacy in the 21st Century
Who won the millennial "end-game"?

State of the World Forum
How did the world's most famous Communist become such a powerful hero and
ideological voice in the West? You will recognize the truth in this article. 

From the Presidium to the Presidio
Mikhail Gorbachev made a fast exodus from the USSR to San Francisco!
Congress turned over the famous Presidio to him. Big Brother is at work!

Socialism - the Scarlet Red Beast
Don't believe that Communism is dead!  Marx and Lenin never had it so good!
Most Americans have NO CLUE Socialism is so pervasive in this country!

The Last Remaining Superpower
No, it's NOT United States, Russia, Europe, or China. It's the UNITED NATIONS! Bill Clinton betrayed US with PDD-25!

What about the United Nations Secretary General?
Might this global office take your freedoms and give you World Government? 
The new Secretary General Ban Ki Moon replaced Kofi Annan.
This article has some keen insights. 

III.  False Prophet / False Religion

What's wrong with the Roman Catholic Church?
Its Biblical identity is alarming. What you don't know can hurt you. Must read!

What is Mystery Babylon?
This is a new article that really goes into the cold, hard facts about BABYLON. Babylon is an ENORMOUS subject in the Bible, and you need to know what's what!

Bracing for One-World Religion
Are you ready to be told you can't believe the way you do?  Ready or not, here comes the United Religions Organization, evil sister of the UN!

The Spirit of Mary in the Roman Catholic Church
NO scriptures ever teach that any deceased saint could be communicated with after death 

Spiritual Warfare with the Spirit of Rome
Ancient Church history has been skewed by those who supplanted the Early Church. Powerful spirits opposed to the Truth war against the Church.

An expose' of the world's major religions. Includes a section on Islam.
Spirits are in all the world's religions, but all spirit is not the true God. This is definitely not an ecumenical article, or for those who believe everyone worships the same god.

The Subversion of Religion in America
Antonio Gramsci masterminded the art of communist subversion. Flood the victim with distractions!

The Carcase and the Eagles
What was Jesus talking about in that prophecy?

Does Politically Incorrect = Hate Crimes?
Will American "Thought Police" come after Bible believers? Is it a hate crime to kill somebody who commits a hate crime?

IV. Middle East Crisis

Will the United Nations and the Vatican rule Jerusalem?
The Beast and the False Prophet have a date with destiny. You won't see an article like this very often. Inform yourself while you can.

Will NATO Soon Invade Jerusalem?
The KOSOVO - JERUSALEM Connection. Alarming parallels forebode the showdown at Armageddon between International  "peacekeepers" and Jesus Himself!

Nukes, Nukes and More Nukes
A major Bible prophecy that one-third of mankind will die before Jesus returns!

Building the Third Temple
Antichrist will commit the Abomination of Desolation in the Holy Place of the Third Temple. How soon will it be built?

Is Ezekiel's War Armageddon?
Will Britain, America, and Saudi Arabia conduct World War III with Russia, Germany, Libya, Iran and Ethiopia on Israeli Soil?

Saddam Hussein - King of Babylon
Who was this infamous, powerful man who brazenly defied the world, and struck fear in those he ruled? 

China's 200 Million Man Army
Revelation's "Sixth Trumpet" war may be nearer than you think! What might initiate it? Several scenarios are now developing.

The Year 2000 and Israel
Several significant milestones were passed!

Did the 1999 Death of Jordan's King Hussein fulfull a Biblical Warning?
Could the loss of this pro-Western Muslim precipitate a prophetic fulfillment?

V.  Other Prophecy Items

Satan's Doom 
Satan is our adversary, our enemy, and our accuser. Here is a comprehensive doctrinal study of the devil and what the Bible prophesies about his end.

Blood Red Moon 
Awesome signs have been appearing in the heavens recently and not enough people are taking notice! Is God speaking?

Did Our Life Come From Mars? 
NASA Officials (Martians) want you to believe that life on this planet rode in on this scorched Martian rock! Government vs. Creationism?

The Bible on the Future of America
Immorality and crime are in the highest offices. What will come of it?

For those who disagree

Bibliography / Resources

This site will continually grow with more and more articles. Please come back for more!

A Prayer for America (post -911)