Can we really have the same power as Jesus Christ had on the earth...or even greater? Are some of our church leaders, along with God in heaven, the I AM? Do they really have the power to do whatever they want?
I've been called an ignorant moron before: I can take it. In fact, such attacks aimed at my faith in God, and my hope in eternal life, only serve to strengthen me. The anger only serves to confirm what I already believe.
We believers in the Bible don't need "proof", and we aren't living at the mercy of skeptical and unbelieving experts, but if what we are already convinced of is really true, confirmations are expected and welcome. I'm focusing here on just one of the many recent confirmations.
Have you been led to believe that there is no evidence to support Old Testament Scriptures? Have you been told that the Christian faith was invented and then augmented much later than other faiths and professions?
When will Jesus Christ return? When will the Tribulation begin? What do the prophecies really say? I here offer summarized results of my study on Biblical prophecy, which has been ongoing for forty-two years. This is entirely my own work, avoiding the common pitfalls of parroting standard interpretations and predictions.
I normally don't have any problem forgiving someone. I don't hold grudges-it isn't worth the effort or the continued discomfort, and I know that my Lord has told me to forgive.
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
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When claimed evidence is nothing but the insistence that something "must have" happened, perhaps we should not exclude the alternative...
Unless you're a hardened, determined relativist, real, observable, empirical facts don’t change. So if the “facts” you’ve been given become denied or altered, something is wrong
To me the idea that the universe created itself and ended up producing Beethoven's Sonata NO.14 in C is the most ridiculous, preposterous idea that could be imagined.
One of the BBC's foremost science broadcasts can tell you a lot about the fragility and weakness of the theory of evolution, if you're prepared to look and listen between the lines.
There's a god for every whim, wish and eventuality. Are they really all valid, or do we need to focus a little more? If there really is a God, what is that God really like?
After calling some of his disciples Jesus Christ healed a leper near Gennesaret. Here are a few observations from Luke's account of that healing.
This post is dedicated to the one or two readers I have on the other side of the planet, and the few in the United States.
What are my motives for following Jesus? What are yours?
Most of us are not looking for the truth in all things. We're looking for something we like; something we want to be true, and something that appeals to our senses
Sometimes I think I'm just casually going to scan through a portion of Scripture in a couple of minutes, and instead the message contained therein comes alive, and I'm making all kinds of discoveries about it, even though I've read it countless times before. The Word of God is truly alive. It has unfathomable depth and significance. It's no creation of man.
People on the extreme left of politics have been trying to paint themselves as the centrists-the mainstream-for a long time...
While secular scientists claim to have backed the concept of God into a corner by explaining things in physical terms instead of what they dismissively and condescendingly describe as superstition, the truth is that the physical universe and all the laws they observe were created by God in the first place.
Guliuzza stressed that we need to stop seeing creatures as being passively shaped by their environments, as Darwinism asserts, and to start seeing them as active problem-solving entities, designed to adapt (to a limited extent) enabling them to fill the earth according to the will of God.
Most of us disagree with bowing to statues in the church, but idolatry is far more widespread and pernicious than a simple physical figure...
Is the gift of tongues really to be used for prayer? Are you really missing out if you don't have it? Should we all be praying in tongues? If you are genuinely wanting answers to these questions, and if you believe that the Bible is the Word of God, this article will help you.
Should Christians be involved in politics? This isn't a lengthy Bible study on the question, just a brief outburst of my thoughts... Photo by Brian Wertheim on Unsplash Our world is being run by evil, wicked, foolish people-East and West. Should we stand back and say "Go ahead, destroy our economy; take my hard earned money and spend … Continue reading SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE INVOLVED IN POLITICS?
Will you endure to the end, as Jesus said we must? Will you keep your faith and your hope? Will you stay on the narrow path to life?
Is your hamburger destroying the earth? Does your car offend Gaia? Should we all stop eating and shiver through the winter, to save the earth?
If you can show from Scripture that I'm wrong, I will delete the post and ask for your apology.
Great claims are made of the gift of speaking in tongues today. Among them is the belief that tongues are heavenly prayer languages, or the languages of angels. Is this true? Is it Biblical? Photo by Christophe Van der waals on Unsplash We can search the Scriptures with a fine tooth-comb, and not find one example of angels … Continue reading ARE TONGUES REALLY HEAVENLY LANGUAGES?
In a large portion of the Christian church the claimed gift of speaking in tongues is held up as being almost supremely important to, and the sign of, a spirit-filled life. I'm going to examine this view today and in coming posts.
Those who insist that we must tithe are regularly citing two Old Testament passages to support their claims. In the first Abraham, they say, gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything he had, long before the law was instituted...
In our world where the words we use and our attitudes are supposedly of utmost importance, words are regularly passing out of use from the English language...
One prominent bishop in the Church of England, said to be a "brilliant" man, has described the idea that God would sacrifice His son as being "pagan" and mistaken. Is he correct?
The number one reason people will give for not seeking or believing in God, so I'm told and so I gather, is the amount of suffering in the world. If there really were a loving God, we think, there would be no wars. There would be no crime, no disease, and no hunger or poverty...
If we are just animals, and "stardust", and nothing more than material objects...trillions of independent atoms moving around in perfect harmony; thinking, planning, singing, writing...why is it that we care or even notice that time is flying by?
Our digital world has given us all sorts of improvements and conveniences, but in the case of digital music, we've all lost out, big time.
We all know (or at least, not long ago we all knew) that a man who thinks he is a fish is probably suffering some kind of mental imbalance, and we say that he's insane. But insanity extends further than just those whose brains are physically sick and damaged
"Oh Lord, why did you ever make humans? Why didn't you just settle for animals, which are far more honorable?
I've been interested in this subject long enough to know that there are a lot of very mistaken people out there, predicting, prognosticating, and generally confusing and misleading themselves and others, on the subject of the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Change in geology and in nature occurs over eons of time at the rate of processes we observe now: the instruction I received in science classes at school. Well, all that proven “fact” seems to have changed considerably...
We humans think so much of ourselves that we tend to try to bring God down to our level of understanding.
Those who demand that we pay attention to science only, and not to what they call "superstition", claiming that science and faith are incompatible, are on very shaky ground.
Do you ever sigh or cry over the state of the nation? If you do, be aware that your concern doesn't go unnoticed...
How can I be so certain? Isn't it all just conjecture, superstition and wishful thinking? Hasn't science disproved the God of Bible?
All around the country, and around the world, there are various levels of government which employ an ever-increasing number of people attempting to justify their positions, their salaries and their existence... by changing something.
Some people are determined to have faith against incredible odds...far more so than we theists...
No more than a few years ago political correctness would point a finger at you (hypocritically) and tell you not to judge. Now, under wokeness, the originating mentality has come entirely out of its closet.
Just when I begin to think that my writing isn't turning anyone on, or that it isn't helping anyone, and just when I begin to think it's time to hang up my keyboard, I get a little more encouragement to go on.
As a caution to those of you who are unfamiliar with the nature and intent of satire in this post-comedy age, please be aware that the following letter is not genuine. Mr. Smith. From the office of the President of the United States. Having emerged from government bunkers, and the craziest post-war party you could … Continue reading Dear Mr. Smith
Macro-evolution and faith are incompatible, yes: there's no doubt about that. But don't confuse true science with evolutionism.