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The Ups and Downs of Israel in Judges

Whose fault is this? Why did this new generation of Israelites grow up without knowing about God Himself or the things that He had done for Israel?! It is solely because parents did not instruct their children in this. If parents did not pass this wonderful information onto their children, how would the children have known? They couldn’t possibly know. This also tells us how lax the nation of Israel had become regarding the Law of God and the sacrifices. It appears there was a large vacuum where God was concerned in the very nation He created.

Continue Reading March 13, 2018 at 12:02 PM Leave a comment

Joshua Calls Israelites on Failure to Obey

As Christians, we have something the Israelites did not have. We have the Holy Spirit living within us. He seals us unto the day of redemption and nothing can break that seal, not even our puny “free will” (Ephesians 4:30). God the Holy Spirit also empowers us to live a life whereby our words, thoughts, and actions bring great glory to God. Would you agree with me that even with the Holy Spirit within us, it is often difficult to live the life that God requires? Yet, we must persevere. As Paul says, we must work out our salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). Of course, Paul is not saying we must work for our salvation. He is saying we must work or cooperate with God as His character is being formed in us in this life. The results of our salvation are what need to work out in and through us. It is a process called sanctification that must happen for each and every Christian.

Continue Reading March 12, 2018 at 5:25 PM 2 comments

Transhumanism on the Rise

On one hand, it’s always good when science can truly discover things that help us to live a bit longer and in better health. That’s a good thing. The idea of being able to live forever in this life is asinine. We’re not meant to do that because in our fallen state, we would simply go from bad to worse…forever without dying. I cannot imagine that state. God stopped that from happening after removing Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden and placing angels to guard it to keep them from going back in and eating of the tree of life (Genesis 3). 

Continue Reading March 7, 2018 at 3:04 PM Leave a comment

Behold Your God: He is Preeminent

According to Scripture, Jesus was not the first person to rise from the dead, but the first to rise in glorified form. No one else had ever done that and the only reason authentic Christians will do this at some point in the future is because of the power of Christ. We look forward to heaven and receiving our glorified bodies that will be perfect and completely sin-free because of Jesus and His power over all of His Creation, which includes us. 

Continue Reading March 7, 2018 at 10:18 AM 2 comments

Joshua 1 and Israel’s Empty Promise of Obedience

The difference between Matthew 7 and 25 is no real difference at all. It’s two sides to the same coin. The only people who will get into heaven are those who exercise faith in Christ and His redemption on our behalf. Those individuals will – to some degree in this life – exhibit works that stem from the faith they have in Jesus. The people who have been playing at religion by doing those things that appear to be good and righteous but do not have the requisite faith in Christ, will not gain access to heaven. It’s really that simple.

Continue Reading March 5, 2018 at 11:45 AM Leave a comment

Donald Trump, the Bible, and the End Times, Pt 3

One side of the triangle was now gone. With only two sides left, the “triangle” that was cannot stand for long. Most of the world missed the meaning of the sword dance, but compare that to how Mr. Obama was received by the Saudis during his term in office. He was not treated as an equal and in fact, did not express himself as an equal to the Saudis. There was a good reason for that and maybe we’ll get into that in another article.

Continue Reading February 28, 2018 at 6:18 PM 5 comments

Behold Your God: Before All Things and Holds All Things Together

There is nothing that exists that Jesus did not originally make. Sure, people have “created” things by taking one thing and marrying it to another thing. But Jesus created “ex nihilo” (Latin), or “out of nothing.” I can “create” a fence or as I’m planning on doing, finish a patio cover, frame in it, and then screen it in. It will be my “creation,” but all I’m really doing is taking wood that someone else processed, nails and screws, and screening to build something that keeps the flies out of our back patio. Ultimately, God made the wood and everything else from which companies take bare resources to make nails, screws, and screening. I don’t really create anything. I simply build it or put it together.

Continue Reading February 27, 2018 at 9:09 AM 4 comments

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