The institution of marriage was created by God before the fall of man. Genesis 2:24 tells us “a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
With over 30 years in the pastoral ministry, Ron has taught verse-by verse through the Bible many times, hosted a live two-hour TV programme broadcast across Europe for more than two years, and taught extensively on the subjects of evangelism, leadership, and end-times topics. Although Ron and his wife are native Californians, they moved to England in 1992 and in 2011 immigrated to New Zealand where they partnered with Chuck Missler at the ministry base, The River Lodge. Ron is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer of Koinonia House and Koinonia Institute.
Of all the end-time themes discussed in the Bible — such as global disasters (Mt 24), the rise of the global super-state, the identity of the Antichrist, the mark of the beast, and the Magog invasion (Ezek 38-39) — "deception and apostasy in the church" is listed more times than any other end-time "sign of the times."
Are we currently living in the Age of Apostasy?
Join Ron Matsen in the Executive Briefing Room of The River Lodge, New Zealand, as he explores the evidence and causes of apostasy and provides an antidote for apostasy in this timely study.
The beginning of a person’s reconciliation with God is their recognition of God. The argument for and against the existence of God has raged for ages. Yet proving the existence of God is an understanding that comes from an “aggregate of thoughts” knit together with “summary logic.”
For salvation, Man must understand the purpose and power of the Bible. But how do we explain our faith? If we only rely on our personal experience to explain our faith, we are no different than any other religious mystic.
In 1 Corinthians chapter 12 the apostle Paul writes, “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant.” Sadly, today many Christians are poorly equipped to understand what the Bible has to say about the Holy Spirit.
What does it mean to be human? Philosophers, theologians, sociologists and psychologists have attempted to understand the nature of mankind for ages. Their conclusions often contradict each other which lead to confusion rather than clarification. Clearly, Man is a very complicated social being. The Bible tells us that man is “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
There are many diverse anticipations concerning the Coming World Leader, commonly referred to as “The Antichrist.” This study will explore the Biblical descriptions with the specific expectations of the globalists, Islam, the Vatican, Freemasonry, and others.
One of the last instructions given by Jesus to the Church was, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.” (Mark 16:15)
The fact is most Christians don’t know how to share their faith effectively. Sadly, many of the people they know in the world today are wandering around, lost and without hope, having never heard the wonderful Message of Reconciliation.
The last commandment of Jesus before His ascension was for His disciples to “go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” The apostle Paul tells us, “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Every major theistic religion in the world encourages its followers to “Love God” which is usually expressed through religious rituals. Christianity alone tells its followers that “God Loves them.” This love is understood and enjoyed through a personal relationship with Him. God’s Love for us creates a Love for God which creates a Love for God’s ways.
• What is Love and where can we find it?
• If God is a loving god, why is there suffering in the world?
• Why does God love us?