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No Ishmaels Please

I want to say a word about faith.  Recent events in my own life have driven home just how easy it is to loose sight of what we say we believe.

The Greatest Love and Self-image

The Greek language had three words for "Love"  First there was "eros," from which we get "erotic..

What If? -- Musings on the Tsunami

Thumbing through Isaiah recently I was startled to find this: after a passage (in Isaiah 19) in which the prophet describes horrors that caused the hearts of the Egyptians to "melt within them," he predicts that "the people will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them." The next lines describe how three bitter enemies-Egypt, Assyria, and Israel-will "worship together" and how all three will become "a blessing on the earth.

What about the 4400?

Murders are so frequent in our country that a single homicide seldom grabs national attention unless the perpetrator or the victim is already a celebrity. Even a double murder is not national news.

What Jesus Expects of You and Me

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start even if you know what your talents are. Jesus has something to say about what we can do and what he expects us to do.

Why More Priests Need To Train As Fighters (And Why We Dont See Many Boxers In Church)

"Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

About The Spiritual World of Madonna

Pop singer Madonna came this week to Tel Aviv to take part in a congress of Kabbala studies. According to press releases, she is going to stay in Israel until Sunday night and will have on the last day of her visit, the opportunity to visit the graves of Jewish Tzaddikim (righteous holy people) near Safed, a small town in northern Israel.

Popping the Balloon of Belief

I'm really excited. I just got a bigger soapbox, and I wanted to invite the rest of you to get up here on it with me.

Here's Help for the "I Can't Say 'No' Blues"

I hear it all the time.  Cries from Christian women who want desperately to serve the Lord, but who feel overwhelmed.

Your Mission Field At Work

One point many Christian Working Moms who have been interviewed have made is that they are a shining light in their work place.  Whether or not you can speak openly about your faith at work, your co-workers are watching.

Meaning and Marketing - The Will

You are now inside one of the top theological schools in the world and you are sitting in Dr. John Hobbs' Class on Theology with first year Freshman students.

Harry Potter To Christians: Its Not Good To Hear Voices

That is the popular and, thank God (if you'll pardon the use of the G name) the politically correct feeling among most Christians today. You will recall that in the second book of the Potter series, The Chamber Of Secrets, Harry Potter alone heard the voice of the basilisk.

We Must Be Ready. But How?

Revelation 19:7 states, "Let us rejoice and give honor unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready."Our salvation is not accomplished by anything we can do, or be.

The Christmas Victory

As the Chritmas season approaches, I figured it's a good time to submit the following article:THE CHRISTMAS VICTORYA logical and practical interpretation of Is.7:14 in the light of context and language.

Finding God in the Clouds

It was a cool August night during the Summer before my Junior year in high school. I was just getting off work on what seemed to be the worst day of my life.

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03/21/2018 12:29 PM
Give Thanks to God For Saving Us
Have you ever wondered if there is a way to deal with life's circumstances? Well, there is. Give thanks. Try asking Jesus to help you be thankful today, no matter what your circumstances are. As your focus shifts from your circumstances to the Lord, your viewpoint will shift.
03/21/2018 08:11 AM
The Problem of Racism and the Repentance to Ponder
I have always considered myself against racism. Then God showed me how racist I'm prone to be. I was shocked, then relieved. Can you identify?
03/18/2018 10:12 PM
A Look at Foot Washing
The subject of foot washing and its relevance today has sparked countless numbers of articles written to help shed light on yet another area of Christian speculation. Jesus used the foot washing as an illustration of humility and servitude. Should it be practiced today?
03/18/2018 10:40 AM
If God Sent His Son, Then Who Is God?
Christians and others who follow in the path of religious doctrine are simply incapable of logic, according to what they believe and put out. The idea that God sent his son to die for everyone's sins falls flat when you compare it to the other belief that the son is also the father. What, you might ask?
03/17/2018 10:23 AM
God's Pain On Display
It can be felt everywhere. It's the anger and retaliation against a corrupt and misguided world of retards. Why are people suffering?
03/17/2018 10:23 AM
Religions Are Based on Fear
A good salesman knows that to get an order one must generate fear related to what happens if the subject does not purchase. The old line of "well there is someone else waiting to take up the offer if you refuse it" usually works. The thought that another might benefit from one's refusal of an opportunity is behind all good business.
03/16/2018 03:32 PM
First Fruits In the Holy Bible
Leviticus 19:23-25 "And when you come into the land and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count the fruit of them as inedible and forbidden to you for three years; it shall not be eaten. 24 In the fourth year ALL their fruit shall be holy for giving praise to the Lord. 25 But in the fifth year you may eat of the fruit [of the trees], that their produce may enrich you; I am the Lord your God."
03/16/2018 08:19 AM
All the Host of Heaven Is Doomed, Isaiah 34:4
These are not my words but those of the Spirit of God which left this message in prophecy. The following questions are for those who believe in heaven and hell as places of eternal existence after death. Why would God promise to dissolve such places if they are real?
03/15/2018 12:19 PM
What Is So Special About Dakshinawarti Shankh?
This article is all about Dakshinawati Shank, its benifites, importance, why it is used for pooja in Hindu Religion, etc. Hindu Scriptures mention Shankha (Shells) as a sacred and religious object that evokes the divinity.
03/15/2018 08:20 AM
The Reality Of Christ And Christianity
So you have faith in Christianity and Christian theology (and therefore in the central figure of Jesus / Christ). How so, and why? Everything must be examined and questioned. Everything is grist for the mill. Nothing is sacred.
03/14/2018 08:28 AM
Who Are the Prophets of Jerusalem?
The city of Jerusalem is the home of the three major religions, Christianity, Judaism, and Muslim. It is the place where the prophets Jesus Christ and Mohammed supposedly rose upwards to heaven. It's also where the Temple of the Mount was built and then destroyed.
03/13/2018 03:32 PM
Striking in Its Simplicity
It upsets me when men of God mess up. They say and do what they want and it seems as if people follow them blindly.
03/11/2018 05:50 PM
He Must
The success of Jesus' earthly ministry was His continual desire to follow God's leading. Jesus was so tuned into God that His actions were not selective, but directional with a sense of urgency. "I MUST!"
03/10/2018 01:03 PM
For God So Loved the World That He Sent His Son
In the passage we heard from John's Gospel, Jesus states the reason why He came into the world. Jesus recalled God's remedy during the plague of poisonous serpents in Moses' day-healing those who looked on the bronze serpent-to foretell His death on the cross, where He would be lifted. Anyone who looks on Him in faith receives eternal life.
03/10/2018 12:59 PM
Spritual Groceries
We often take great care to make sure we have the best foods to eat. We go and buy from stores we know and trust. In this article, we will discuss how this can affect our spiritual growth as well.
03/10/2018 12:58 PM
Intriguing Sexual Images in Temples
While pornography is frowned on in most places the explicit sexual images in some temples, especially in India and Japan, make a mockery of women. The Japanese keep shells, such as the cowrie, as representative of the Mother God and the men are known to embrace them, even perform sexual acts with the. The Indian temples expose females as subjects of male sexual desires.
03/10/2018 12:57 PM
Why God in the New Testament (NT) Is Different to That of the Old Testament (OT)?
Few can read the full bible and come to grips with the great contradictions within its pages, so why is that so. Promoted as being the Word of God and correct in every aspect there should not appear to be any discrepancy. Before becoming aware of it my new bible, purchased when just 16 years of age, sat in its box for some 30 years with the plastic cover still around it.
03/09/2018 03:42 PM
What Does "Drawn From the Breasts' Mean in Isaiah 28:9?
Many struggle to read the Old Testament (OT) because of the enormous contradictions it poses with regards to the New Testament (NT). Only when the full extent of the deceit run by the religions was laid bare before my eyes did it become clear. This happened when the real God, the Spirit of the Universe, led me to study both books and, thereby, expose the full controversy.
03/08/2018 03:37 PM
The Stories Others Tell About You
In the radio program Monitor on RSG politicians pay tribute to Van Zyl Slabbert, past leader of the PFP. Many people respected him.
03/07/2018 03:48 PM
Tongues As a Learned Behavior
Anyone who wants to learn how to speak in tongues can do so. BUt none of these people are speaking in Biblical gifting, or the supernatural. Let me explain.
03/06/2018 03:34 PM
Do Not Doubt God's Word
Ezekiel 12:26-28, "Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 27 Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that [Ezekiel] sees is for many days to come, and he prophesies of the times that are far off. 28 Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord God: There shall none of My Words be deferred any more, but the Word which I have spoken shall be performed, says the Lord God."
03/05/2018 04:05 PM
"Tongues" in 1820's England
Edward Irving was a Presbyterian minister in London, being influenced by Alexander Scott and others. They had come to the conclusion that there must be miracles today and they began to fast and pray about it. Strangely, Irving, a very dynamic speaker, and a generally good man, was influenced greatly by Samuel Coleridge, a poet but not a Christian, with many false views.
03/04/2018 06:47 PM
When Our Prayer Seems To Go Unanswered
I believe that one of the ingredients that is used to challenge faith is unanswered prayer. Satan sees the opportunity to inject a virus into our faith when he sees us struggling to have our prayers answered.
03/04/2018 06:41 PM
Tongues, a Sign to Unbelieving Israel
The apostle Paul made it clear that the phenomenon of speaking in unlearned languages was a sign to the unbelieving Jew prophesied long ago by Isaiah. When the Jews lost their city in judgment in AD 70, there was no longer a need for this sign gift.
03/03/2018 06:42 PM
House-Cleaning the Temple
What is the one thing many of you do at least once a year, especially in the spring? I bet most of you did some spring cleaning. Spring is a good time to give your house a good going over and clean everything up and get rid of a lot of junk that you don't need. Today I want to tell you about a time when Jesus did some spring cleaning. It was time for the annual Passover celebration, so Jesus traveled to Jerusalem. When He arrived, He went to the temple. He couldn't believe his eyes. There in the temple area he saw people who were selling cattle, sheep, and doves for the people to use as sacrifices in the temple. There were tables set up for money changers so that people could change their money to pay their temple taxes. It looked more like a carnival than a house of worship.
03/03/2018 10:41 AM
Not Compromising God's Creation
The Christian church has evolved in my lifetime to where I don't even recognize what I grew up with. We are being asked to compromise God's creation and are accused of being hypocrites if we don't support it.
03/03/2018 10:34 AM
Can We Understand Satan's Thoughts?
People have cringed at the thought of the power of Satan. Others deny his existence and still others make fun of him in all kinds of ways. If we ignore Satan, we do not see him coming. When we are overly concerned, he mesmerizes us.
03/02/2018 03:32 PM
Speaking in Tongues Today?
Do people actually speak in unlearned languages in our day? Is regeneration really different from the filling of the Spirit? Why has the church divided over this?
03/02/2018 03:25 PM
Is Religion Like Climbing A Ladder Up To Heaven?
Despite the advances of secularism, many people have had various kings of religions influences during their upbringing. And with an inevitable variety of beliefs, often people were given the idea that faithful adherence to their religion will gradually bring them higher, until at the end of life, each one can rest assured that they have done everything necessary to reach heaven itself. So, the big question is - is it really as straightforward a matter like climbing a ladder of faithfully observed religious practices? As this is a most vital subject, we shall need to be as clear as possible in our answer.
03/01/2018 03:19 PM
Mention of Satan As Bolon Yokte in the Maya Hieroglyphs
Who was ancient Maya god Bolon Yokte? This god is associated with underworld Xibalba and also with the events of creation. Mayan believed that Bolon Yokte was present at the time of creation of human. Was Bolon Yokte in fact Satan himself?
03/01/2018 07:57 AM
Death Is the Wrong Word
Most world religions teach that the end is death. Wrong! Born again is a better description.
02/27/2018 04:05 PM
Chosen, Loved and Special
So often one comes up against the question: What am I actually doing here on earth? What is my purpose?
02/27/2018 07:59 AM
Max Weber on Capitalism
Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and additionally the Spirit of Capitalism is research on the connection between the values of the emergence and ascetic Protestantism of the spirit of contemporary capitalism. Weber argues that the religious opinions of groups like the Calvinists had a role in building the capitalistic spirit.
02/26/2018 09:31 PM
God and His Tests
Have you ever been asked by someone to do something that did not make sense to you? If so, then you can understand what went through Abraham's mind when God asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac, the story of which is in Genesis 22:1-19.
02/26/2018 08:17 AM
Trim The Wick
Jesus used light as an example of one of the characteristics of a true Believer. He told His followers that they were the light of the world and as a result would stand out for all to see.
02/25/2018 10:11 AM
Yet Even More Religious Shorts
Of all of those Big Questions central to philosophical concepts that surround life, the universe and everything, the realms of theology and religions and the nature of deities continue to fascinate. There's the pro side; there's the anti-side. There aren't too many fence-sitters. I'm in the anti-camp as the following fourth helping of mini religious short pieces illustrate.
02/25/2018 10:11 AM
A Look At Bible Worship
We know what contemporary worship looks like. How about Bible worship? Is there any similarity?
02/24/2018 07:23 PM
Artificial Intelligence, Responsibility And Christianity
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a specialised branch of robotic control engineering applied to the human-machine interface. Significant research programmes are developing the next phase of artificial intelligence. Is the intriguing goal of creating humanoids with a sort of self-awareness an attainable goal? Even without self-awareness, robots have multiple uses, even learning to tackle more challenging tasks. There are many interrelated issues here, not least those of ethics and State regulation. This brief article aims to discuss these on an introductory level, and also how this challenges Christianity.
02/23/2018 03:37 PM
Professing Christ Yet Obeying Satan
Romans 16:17-18 (AMPC) "I appeal to you, brethren, to be on your guard concerning those who create dissensions and difficulties and cause divisions, in opposition to the doctrine (the teaching) which you have been taught. [I warn you to turn aside from them, to] avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites and base desires, and by ingratiating and flattering speech, they beguile the hearts of the unsuspecting and simpleminded [people]."
02/22/2018 10:21 PM
How We Are Justified by Faith
The basis of Abraham's relationship with God was faith, and faith is the primary basis of our relationship with God. Abraham's faith was confidence in a person-God. The object of faith matters more than anything else.
02/22/2018 03:51 PM
More Than a Difference of Opinions
Instead of getting caught up in all the divisive ruckus, we can, to the best of our ability, let our light shine. We can bring people the Good News about our good God, and about His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
02/22/2018 03:47 PM
A Time To Speak
After decades of seeing my Biblical faith assaulted in one church after another, I have decided to come out of the Pentecostal/charismatic movement. This article is my personal story of how all that came about.
02/21/2018 03:53 PM
The Sign Of The Beast
To majority of people on earth, it is business as usual. But not so for many sensitive people and clairvoyants who incidentally are discovering that there is a lot of cosmic influences going on today on earth. Many have become unduly irritable, losing empathy, noticing that many other people are becoming repugnant to them; many are losing friends and finding out that more and more they are becoming part of a lonely generation, a generation psychically separated from the rest of humanity.
02/20/2018 03:44 PM
Surely Religious People Worship The Same God
'There's no need to keep on preaching at me like that, we all worship the same God!' People in one religion are at times inclined to believe they ought to get converts from other religions to join theirs. After all, they have always been taught to believe only theirs is right and all the others are wrong. On the other side is the belief that if there is one God, he will accept the sincere worship of people in different religions. Just how do we sort this one out?
02/19/2018 07:53 AM
Does Christianity Prove The Existence Of Christ?
Does Christianity prove the actual existence of Christ as depicted in Christianity's holy texts? Does Christ prove the tenants of Christianity? My short answer is "no". Read on.
02/18/2018 10:02 PM
The Mobile Classroom
Jesus conducted mobile classrooms on many occasions. As they would be walking, Jesus would see an opportunity to bring an illustrated teaching to His Apostles. He would use the daily occurrences to instruct His followers.
02/15/2018 08:18 AM
Pals Need One Another
Right at the end of his letter to the people of Colossae Paul gives us a glimpse of his support network. Paul conveys the greetings of his friends: Aristarchus, Mark, Jesus (also called Justus), Epaphras, Luke, Demas and naturally Tychicus and Onesimus who we got to know in the previous two devotions.
02/15/2018 08:14 AM
The Power in Prayer
Watching the news these days is numbing. Until you've been a victim of crime it is hard to comprehend. Our society does not want to acknowledge God yet in the face of tragedy asks for prayer.
02/14/2018 04:00 PM
Is Darkness a Balance to the Light?
There has been a controversy on the difference between light and darkness, with many arguing that there must have to be a balance, that one cannot exist without the other. But that can only be possible on earth, where everybody-and everything-meet in a jumbled mixture. Some quote the hermetic law of As above so below.
02/13/2018 03:51 PM
Clergy Robes Or Choir Robes Wearing Notes On Christmas Religious Activities
Christmas is that part of the year when happiness and colors are all around us. We love to spend this time of the year with God, our family, and our relatives. Thanking God for His blessings to us throughout the year is customary and churches are the place to do it.

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