Numbers 21:6-9So the LORD sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit the people; many people of Israel died. Then the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD that he would take away the snakes from us.” So … Continue reading The Copper Serpent: Idolatry in the Temple
Hello readers! I hope this finds you all well. I wanted to take a moment, not to write any kind of teaching article, but rather offer you a truly beneficial, and free resource for your spiritual growth, and learning. The Well Church in Stigler, Oklahoma, pastored by my dear friend Daniel Smith, is a non-denominational, … Continue reading The Well Church
1 Peter 2:19 “For this is grace (charis), when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.“ There are a lot of voices telling people what Grace is. Some says it is some “covering for sin”. Some say it is where God excuses our humanity and sin issues, because of Jesus. Others say this … Continue reading This is Grace
When your hear or see the word, “apocalypse”, what comes to mind? Growing up in American movie entertainment, the term presents an entire genre of films based around the end of the world. A mega-hit that immediately arises, with a term often synonymous in our culture, is “Armageddon.” In that Bruce Willis classic, a meteor … Continue reading Apocalypse?
Should new converts and unprepared believers be allowed to “open air” teach God’s Word? 1 Timothy 3:6“He (leadership) must not be a novice or recent convert or he may become arrogant and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact.” A constant problem in today’s western church idea is the use of almost anyone … Continue reading Novice Teachers in the Church?
“Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they will be called the children of God.”-Matthew 5:9 Notice Jesus didn’t say “peaceKEEPERS.” There is a huge difference in the two terms. A peaceKEEPER is a cowardly, passive nature that is tolerant of negative behavior, so as not to have to address it and feel uncomfortable in so doing. … Continue reading Blessed are the Peacemakers
Here is an excerpt from the writings of Justin Martyr on the Nicolaitans, and the namesakes of various other similar, false teachers, and the doctrines formed of their opinions. Justin Martyr (in Dialogue with Trypho, 35) discusses the fact "that many of those who say that they confess Jesus, and are called Christians, eat ‘meats … Continue reading Nicolaitans?
Jewish boy displaying the tefillin As per usual, “Facebook Christianity“ is being overrun with what is called “Newspaper Hermeneutics” by biblical scholars. It is the biblically illiterate art of taking every current newspaper headline, and trying to predict the prophecies of the Bible by them. To be blunt, it is foolishness that almost everyone in … Continue reading The Mark of the Beast?