And They Crucified Him - Art Katz
Art Katz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1929 of Jewish parents. Raised through the depression years and turbulence of World War II, and inducted into Marxist and existentialist ideologies. During a leave of absence and on a hitch-hiking odyssey through Europe and the Middle East, the cynical and unbelieving atheist, vehement anti-religionist and anti-Christian was radically apprehended by a God who was actively seeking him. God used him to have a powerful prophetic insight into the end-times and the coming suffering of the jewish people before the great accepting of Jesus as Messiah.
His eschatological insight is a very needful truth to be realized in the body of Christ. Art was a prophetic voice insofar as he called his listeners to purposes in God that would affect both time and eternity, purposes that had to do with the glory of God in the Church. Frequently, his messages called the Church to an awareness of the Last Days [End-times] in such a way that made that time seem imminent and at the door.
In this powerful message, Art Katz clearly identifies the symptoms of an insiduous disease (namely that of worldliness) that is plaguing the church in the West. Our contempt for suffering is the chief cause and our failure to fully identify with te cross is fundamental to this current crisis. It's an indictment upon our lives and the current impetence of the church. In the final analysis, unless we know Christ and Him crucified, our knowledge of God will be false.