JACK VAN IMPE MINISTRIES
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Pastor Van Impe of Jack Van Impe Ministries says he spent about 35,000 hours in memorizing 14,000 verses.
And that time was all invested for the glory of God. There were no contests to win.
No awards to receive. No one challenged him to a memory marathon. His service for Christ here was just as real to him as preaching or leading a soul to Christ.
Born February 1930 he is a televangelist who appears on his weekly television show Jack Van Impe Presents. Van Impe's website claims that he is known as the "Walking Bible" because of his extensive memorization of Bible verses.
Jack Leo Van Impe is originally from Troy, Michigan (just north of Detroit), Van Impe was an accordion player as a child, performing duets with his missionary father across Michigan and other states.
In 1948, Van Impe graduated from high school and entered Detroit Bible College, earning his diploma in 1952 and beginning his career as a preacher and evangelist as well as an extensive recording career.
In an episode of Jack Van Impe Presents, Jack notes that during his years working with the Billy Graham crusades, Van Impe met his future wife, Rexella (b. 1932), who was an organist with the crusades. The couple were later married and started their own joint ministry.
His first album Presenting the Van Impes features Van Impe on the accordion as well as Rexella's organ playing. Subsequent musical recordings featured the accorgan, a type of electronic accordion.
Jack Van Impe Presents is video-taped at the Jack Van Impe Ministries World Outreach Center, located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. His wife, Rexella, co-hosts the telecast with him. On a typical show, Rexella begins by reading a recent news headline. Van Impe then applies his memorization of Bible verses to interpret the news story.
Van Impe also interprets Bible prophecies, quoting Bible verses throughout his commentary. At the close of every program, Van Impe extends an invitation for viewers to become born again, followed by Rexella announcing the featured fund-raising item of the week (usually one of Van Impe's books or videos) and announcer Chuck Ohman asking viewers to purchase one of Van Impe's books, video tapes, or other media products.
Over the years, Jack Van Impe Ministries has set many specific years for the second coming of Jesus, but has continued to move his prediction later. Many of these years have already passed and he recently pointed to 2012 as a possible date for the second coming.
of the Second Coming of Christ, but quotes verses which imply that humankind should know when the second coming is near.
Prior to January 1, 2000, Van Impe frequently predicted widespread catastrophe resulting from the Y2K problem, which he believed was a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. His predictions, however, proved inaccurate.
In November 2005, Van Impe told viewers of his show that when reviewing television ratings and viewership of Jack Van Impe Presents, he had discovered that in markets where the show airs from midnight to 6am local time, ratings for Jack Van Impe Ministries were significantly higher than in markets where the show aired at any other time of the day.
Subsequently, he asked viewers for donations to buy post-midnight airtime for the television markets around the U.S.
In episodes aired the last week of December 2005, Van Impe thanked viewers for their donations and announced that the last contracts had been signed that week to officially make Jack Van Impe Presents available in all 210 U.S. television markets, with over half of them showing after midnight.
Van Impe announced that the new contracts had enabled the show to double its previous viewership levels, levels that had remained relatively steady over the show's 20-year history.
In 2001, Jack Van Impe Ministries "won" the humorous/mock Nobel Prize for astrophysics for its assertion that "black holes fulfill all the technical requirements to be the location of Hell."
For much of his life, Jack Van Impe was a fierce proponent of the fundamentalist doctrine of Biblical separation, which advocates the isolation of individuals believed to be in doctrinal error.
However, beginning in late 1970s Van Impe made a marked shift towards the inclusiveness of Ecumenism and Evangelism. His outright break with the fundamental church came in 1984 with the publication of Heart Disease in Christ’s Body.
In Heart Disease in Christ's Body, Van Impe bemoans "an appalling lack of love and unity among so many of the brothers and sisters in Christ." Van Impe's remedy for this was the relaxing of the fundamentalist definition of a Christian.
as anyone who believed in the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture, the Deity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, the Substitution atonement, and the physical resurrection of Christ and His personal, bodily return to earth.
Furthermore, Van Impe sought to redefine the very concept of Biblical separation. In his new formulation, anyone who disagreed that the conditions above fully defined a "true Christian" was himself in doctrinal error and thus subject to isolation.
The five points Van Impe uses to define a "true Christian" are in line with several other Christian denominations and
However, Jack Van Impe Ministries has come under fire from some Christian Apologetics groups regarding the increasingly vocal support of Catholicism since the mid-1990s.
Beginning with an article for the October-December 1995 issue of Foundation Magazine, Van Impe offered praise to Pope John Paul II and commendations for the Pope's plan for unity among all "Christians" and the establishment of a "world church."
"We do not need an Osama bin Laden" leading us and called for Robertson to recant his positions calling for assassination of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez and the death of a Supreme Court Justice.
Jack Van Impe Ministries does not feature a "Word of Faith" or prosperity gospel, but rather an end-times philosophy heavily based on the Book of Revelation. Van Impe is often critical on his television show of his fellow television pastors who spend too much time on fund-raising and not enough time on "preaching the gospel of Jesus".
He also believes the European Union to be the "Revived Roman Empire", which will one day be headed by the Antichrist, which he has centered as a plot in some of his sponsored videos.
In early 2006, Rexella reported on their TV show that Van Impe had gone into remission after being diagnosed with cancer in 2005. The specific type of cancer that he had been diagnosed with was not disclosed.
On the same episode, Van Impe added that the radiation treatments that he had been undergoing as part of his fight against cancer were what had led to the bout of sepsis that he had previously disclosed in mid-2005, an illness so severe that it nearly took his life.
that Pastor Van Impe had undergone two total knee replacements in early 2006.
He gave thanks to God for his recovery and for leading him to the "wonderful surgeon" who did the operation. On 25 July 2007, he stated that the knees clicked as he walked around the house.
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Marked For Death: Can America Survive? (1969)
From Nightclubs to Christ (1970)
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Jack Van Impe Ministries tells us the Book of revelation is the final work of the New Testament and the Revelation of Jesus Christ which details world history from the time of the apostle John to eternity. It constitutes God's description of future facts and events.
Current international events reflect exactly the conditions and happenings predicted throughout the Bible for the last days of this age.
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