Luke 6:26“Woe to you when all people speak well of you, for their ancestors did the same things to the false prophets.” I could stop right there. I mean, leave it to Jesus to drop the proverbial atomic bomb on people-pleasing preachers. You know what He just said there? “When everyone likes you, Pastor (preacher, … Continue reading The Fear of Man
“Uncle Sam wants you!” What do I mean by the term “personification?” Personification is the stylistic and literary vehicle of embodying a common nature, establishment, or set of attributes into a personal character. Personification is a special kind of figurative language that writers use when they give inanimate objects and concepts the traits of a … Continue reading The Use of Personification in Scripture
I was raised in the “rapture” belief system. In fact I believed it most of my life, and even taught it to others for the better part of 11 years, after my conversion to Christ. I read all those “Left Behind” fictional books before I ever came to Jesus. If you had debated me on … Continue reading Pre-tribulation Rapture: Is It Biblical?
Luke 6:46-49“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? This statement of Jesus is one of hundreds that you never hear mentioned in so-called churches today. This one passage alone stands against most false teaching called “Christianity” today. Sadly the plethora of verses in the New Covenant containing the … Continue reading Why Call Him Lord?
Malachi 3:8-11Can a person rob God? You indeed are robbing Me, but you say, ʻHow are we robbing you?ʼ In tithes and contributions! You are bound for judgment because you are robbing me - this whole nation is guilty.“Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse so that there may be food in my temple. Test … Continue reading Sacrifice in the New Covenant
Within some circles, and especially Calvinistic theology, it is taught that the answer to the title question is “YES”, but nothing is further from the truth. Throughout the scripture there is example after example of places where God foreknew an outcome, yet that outcome DID NOT occur. Well how can that be? I have chosen … Continue reading Does God’s Foreknowledge Denote Predestination?
Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals: a Biblical Perspective
Galatians 6:7-8Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. As an old farmer once said to … Continue reading Law of Sowing and Reaping