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?
Genesis 4:17Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. I wanted to write a short lesson on the origin of Cain’s wife, because it is a situation that is constantly presenting itself in my … Continue reading Cain’s Wife
But what does Jesus’ love have to do with your love and obedience to Him? “Jesus’ Tattoo Parlor???” Although this title is ridiculous, many today professing love and devotion to Christ live as if Jesus would actually run a place like that, citing that “we are not under law, but under grace.” Folks, such a … Continue reading Tattoos: Set Apart or Self Indulgence?
Is it Biblical? Does the Bible teach that the lost, rebellious people who have rejected Christ’s offer of salvation, through the obedience of the faith, to be the ones that get LEFT BEHIND? You know the books and movies by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins? The movie starred Kirk Cameron, and depicted a totally literal … Continue reading Left Behind?
Where Does Christ Say We Worship, and Who? In the Garden, a type of Temple personified, you had a man and his wife created in purity by God, and they walked with God in this paradise, worshiping (serving) God in tending to the work they were called to do: reproducing offspring and teaching them to … Continue reading Temple or Tower?
What if I told you that Jesus exaggerated a lot? Mobs would cry, "Heresy!!! Heresy!!!" LOL! But in fact, Jesus, and His culture (Ancient Near East) spoke very, very often in hyperbole, which is an exaggerated way of describing a thing. You know, like in today, saying of a big snowstorm, "This is 'Snowmaggedon', or … Continue reading The Exaggerating Jesus?
The Great Whore Revelation 17:1 "Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters," We have in Revelation the tale of two cities: The Lord's Kingdom versus the Beast's kingdom, or … Continue reading Revelation Chapter 17