Published On : July 10, 2006
Last Updated : October 10, 2012
Please read this document in its entirety in order to fully understand our copyright policy.
Unless otherwise specifically noted, all of the articles that are found on this website are the original work and property of the Endtime Prophecy Net ministry, and are copyrighted 1994-2012 by the same.
Since we first began publishing our work on the Internet back in 1994, our position has always been that our work may be freely shared on other websites, or via other online channels and media.
Our motivation behind this free-sharing policy has been simple. In obedience to Christ's command, for the past four decades, our primary goal has always been to freely share the Gospel as far and as wide as possible, and by whatever means is at our disposal, with little interest in self-aggrandizement. As we point out in our articles, as Christians, our motivation should be to uplift Christ, and not to call attention to ourselves, or to what we have personally accomplished. Our vision should be to widely scatter the Seed of the Word, as Jesus explained in the Parable of the Sower.
Sadly, as noble as our motivations have been, the modern realities of the Internet -- which have brought to our attention certain clear-cut cases of plagiarism and copyright infringement, where our work has been outright stolen, altered and intentionally attributed to another author -- have forced us to change our policy.
Thus, to meet these modern challenges, from henceforth, we are rescinding the right to share our material by copying or transferring it to any other online media. This restriction applies to other websites, blogs, message forums, Facebook pages, or any other form of online communication. This same restriction likewise applies to hard copies such as books, tracts, pamphlets, magazines, CD's, DVD's, etc. The right to copy our material to these media is likewise rescinded.
From henceforth, if you desire to share our work with any of your online friends or associates, the only acceptable way to do it is by adding an active, clickable link from your website, back to the page on our website where our series or article is actually located. You may add as many links to your site as you wish. To clarify, you may not place our work on your website or web page. You may only place links to our work on your website or web page.
In addition, interested parties are welcome to quote reasonable, small portions of our articles, if you desire, but again, you are not permitted to copy entire articles to other websites, or to any other place, whether online or offline.
At the same time, please note that everyone is welcome to download our work for your personal use to your own computer. All of our current articles can be downloaded in PDF format for personal use at the following URL:
Aside from the potential for plagiarism, there is another reason why we have implemented this more restrictive policy. That reason is simply that we are constantly updating our work so that it reflects our latest views. Updated material may include new Bible verses, new commentary and doctrinal positions, updated information regarding the specific issues that are discussed, etc.
Our concern is that with our previous liberal sharing policy, a lot of different versions of our work will end up being distributed all across the Internet. This can obviously lead to confusion regarding what we teach and believe. Thus, by having one, central authorized repository for our body of work -- the Endtime Prophecy Net website -- we can control the problem to some degree.
It is for this same reason that we also include a "published on" and "last updated" date on all of our work. This way our readers will know whether or not they truly have the very latest version of a particular article or series.
Thank you again for your interest in our work. We do sincerely appreciate it, and our prayer is that you will continue to be blessed by it. If you are interested in adding a banner for the Endtime Prophecy Net website to your own website, you will find a selection of EPN banners at the following link:
In conclusion, if you have enjoyed our work here at Endtime Prophecy Net, and feel that some of it would make a positive addition to your own website, and be a blessing to others, please be honest and do it in the aforementioned manner, by using links only. Do not resort to thievery. If you are also a Christian, think of how much you would be disgraced if your dishonesty were to come to light. Think of what a terrible reflection it would be of your ministry, your church, or your congregation.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding,
Endtime Prophecy Net