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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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07/26/2017 07:54 AM
Fear Is Mind Control and a Trap for Power
This emotion is used by religious organisations and commercial businesses to control how people act and even how they think. One of the best examples of this has to do with insurance. In today's world most fear not to have it in case something happens and they have to pay money to either replace their asset or to repair it.
07/25/2017 11:31 PM
Remembering Our Faith
Psalm 105 is filled with the memory of what God has done for his people. His deeds are based on His covenant with Abraham-a covenant that He never forgets. The covenant promised Canaan as Israel's inheritance. He protected His prophets. He sent Moses to bring His people out of bondage. He judged the Egyptians with plagues. He provided for the Israelites in the wilderness. He gave the Israelites their land.
07/25/2017 11:30 PM
No Need to Find Another Hall
When people ask me what church I belong to, I always say I'm interdenominational. I don't think God intended that there should be so many different churches each with its own take on things.
07/24/2017 11:19 AM
Envy or Coveting
Envy or coveting is a feeling of discontent and resentment aroused by someone else's possessions, achievements and happiness, wishing them to be lost. An envious person is always jealous of every blessing he sees on or with other people.
07/24/2017 08:18 AM
Evangelist Apollos
Apollos had received teachings from his "denominational" headquarters and presented accurately the truth that was taught him. The problem was the teachings he received had not hone far enough.
07/24/2017 08:14 AM
To Have the Right Papers
I wonder how it would feel if someone told you that you weren't allowed to eat certain food or go to certain places because your mom and dad did not have the right papers. Your friends can go wherever they like, but you can only play with them in certain places.
07/22/2017 12:10 PM
God, the Heavenly Weed Killer
How many of you have ever planted a garden? If you have, then you know that one of the biggest enemies of a good garden is weeds. Weeds will rob the soil of the nutrients that help your plants to grow and many times they will choke out good plants. What can you do? Well, you could take a hoe and chop down the weeds, but if you do that, you will probably chop down some of the good plants by accident.
07/22/2017 12:06 PM
Time for Bridge Building
28... Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God's glory.
07/22/2017 08:57 AM
The World Is Worth Nothing When So Many Suffer So Much and God Is Destroying It
Reading an article on how one woman uses the Gospel to declare how God sees the world sent shivers through me. She has no perception of reality although she speaks of her demands for truth. Who is to blame for this except the religious missionaries who have been sent into every corner of the planet to convert people to its thinking.
07/21/2017 09:29 AM
What Is Sin When Men Who Commit It Are Able to Forgive It?
Religions which preach sin are fraudulently misleading their followers because there is no such thing in the eyes of God. It is something that has emerged as a result of the dreams of ancestral beings who brought about a scenario that they can rise up and become gods. While it is impossible for anyone to accomplish that the way they brought it about was to make everyone else believe it.
07/19/2017 04:30 PM
No Doubt About It
Business people are often overcome by stress. But they are not the only ones.
07/19/2017 04:30 PM
Hope in a Hopeless Time
There is always a crisis lying in wait for all of us. Life out there is not easy.
07/19/2017 04:29 PM
Back to God's Drawing Board
These past few days we've been confronted with our own responsibility in respect of our faith in God. Paul shows us a template of a true child of God and we have to see whether or not we fit into that template.
07/19/2017 07:58 AM
Forgiveness of Sins and the Increase in Crime
With a link to the Spirit it showed me many visions to explain the role of religion in bringing the world into crisis. In one of these a ribbon stretched from Rome to Sicily and then wound itself around the planet until everything was black. In another vision I saw that black as something that nothing could penetrate.
07/18/2017 03:56 PM
What I Really Think of Jezebel
This article tries to analyze the life and death of Queen Jezebel of Jezreel-the infamous wicked female character in the Bible. The author wishes to shed light to her already tarnished image by a feminist's viewpoint.
07/18/2017 08:04 AM
Where The Sun Is Still Chief God
The celestial body that shines all day and is responsible for the essential things of life was considered a god by the ancients. But it maintains that role in religions to this day. One may ask how that can be possible but ignorance and a lack of understanding has enabled religions to get away with such fraud for centuries.
07/18/2017 08:03 AM
The Crushing of the Assyrian on God's Mountain
The identity of this guy is well protected not only by those who cover over his work but by the Spirit of the Universe, the real God. He was given the power over all tongues and nations to do his worst, and that has been accomplished. The problem is that men who added to prophecies in the bible have helped to cover over the crimes of his organisation and, thereby, increased them.
07/18/2017 08:02 AM
How 666 Assumed the Role of God
One might consider that this would be impossible. How can a man become God? The answer is not only surprising but says a lot about the gullibility of people who are pushed psychologically to their limit.
07/18/2017 08:02 AM
How 666 Passed on His Power Through Popes
Roman Emperors considered appointed by God were gods in their own right. Constantine, who bears the number 666 on his name, claimed he was the son of Apollo. This image, invented by the Greeks, was a personified version of the sun.
07/17/2017 10:01 AM
Basing Decisions On Truth Allows People to Take Responsibility For The Outcome
People faced with decision making need to know the facts on which to base their decisions. They need to know their options in order to make the best possible choices. After they know the facts, they are responsible for their decisions and the outcomes. They have no one to blame but themselves for untoward outcomes. On the other hand, if their decisions are based on partial truths, they could be surprised by the outcome and may even feel that others are to blame for their predicament.
07/17/2017 08:02 AM
How the Temple of Jupiter Became the Church of St Peter
In the Roman Empire Jupiter was the head of the Trinity gods, along with Juno and Minerva. It was always the way in ancient religions that there were three persons in the god-head. This is something religions born of the Romans could not escape and Christianity is one of them.
07/17/2017 08:02 AM
The Window Dressing and Weapons That Religions Depend on For Survival
Religious institutions are businesses that depend on the public for survival. Their wares include promoted advantages such as eternal life in heaven, favouritism with their gods, and communities of like-minded people. They trade these things for money and power while they threaten eternal damnation to those who oppose them.
07/16/2017 09:57 PM
I Want A Miracle
When does a supernatural occurrence qualify as a miracle? All all miracles supernatural manifestations? Does our faith move God, or does God move independently of our faith?
07/16/2017 09:35 PM
Men Who Preach Religion Don't Speak for God
Claiming that they speak for The Almighty is one thing, proving it is another. The basic human act of marriage is a case in point whereby the preacher claims that two people are joined together by God and that no one will be allowed to separate them. This is typical hocus pocus and nothing for the couple has actually changed.
07/16/2017 09:35 PM
The Abracadabra Words of Religious Hocus Pocus
While magicians try to fool their audience into believing that they have supernatural power religious preachers are of the same ilk. Not one of them speaks or acts for and on behalf of the real God. They don't even know who the Great Power is and they avoid any contact with the Spirit of the Universe.
07/16/2017 02:44 PM
Which Taskmaster Would You Like - Harsh Cold Legalism, Or Our Gracious Loving Forgiving Christ?
Paul was delivered from the LAW, and he was delivered from SELF! He had been confronted by the risen and living Lord Jesus Whom he did not believe existed! Many have found themselves in that situation over these past two thousand years. He was baptised in water and his former legalistic religion was killed off and he died to these old ways and habits. The law is a hard harsh taskmaster. Do this. Do that. Sacrifice these. What a 'taskmaster' we have now - One who loves us - who gave His Life for us - Who shed His blood to wash us - One who heals - protects - preserves - guards - guides - forgives. Which 'taskmaster' do we wish to have? We will have one or the other!
07/16/2017 09:38 AM
Dangerous Theocracies That Prevail in the World: Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, and Islam
The issue of "who speaks for God" has been a matter of controversy among religious sects ever since Cain killed his brother Abel and went off to create his own disparate following in a land called Nod. Especially after the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, millennia later, man has sinfully created his own pagan gospels for the purpose of controlling the lives of those human disciples who are persuaded to follow the commandments of men, and not of the true living God of heaven and earth. There are three religions existent upon the earth today that are basic theocracies, which proclaim that God tells only one person on the earth, an oracle, what all other human beings are supposed to know. These dangerous religions are Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, and Islam, and the oracles for each of them are popes, prophets, and caliphates. These theocracies deny that Jesus Christ can reveal to any Christian, by the power of the Holy Spirit, what is, supposedly, revealed only to Catholic popes and Mormon prophets. The heresy of Islam totally denies the Savior Jesus Christ and places the power of the Islamic Allah in the hands of presiding caliphs. Read on...
07/16/2017 08:05 AM
The Magic in Religions and Those Fooled Into Believing It
Religions are full of magic. Most wouldn't even know but the abracadabra words and phrases said at rituals, such as weddings, are designed to change one's perspective of reality. 'Those whom God have joined together' are fake words designed to empower the church to dictated how people use their sexuality.
07/15/2017 01:36 PM
Farming God's Way
How many of you have planted a garden? If you have, you know that there is a lot of work involved such as preparing the soil, pulling weeds and watering the soil. Perhaps the most important task is planting seeds. There are at least two ways to plant the seeds. One is to kneel on the ground and plant the seeds. Another way is to walk along and scatter the seeds, and that's the example Jesus used in Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23.
07/15/2017 11:45 AM
Can We Learn Deep Lessons About Spiritual Faithfulness From the Farmer Who Could Not Sell His Milk?
Might it be becoming more difficult in these days to remain faithful to Almighty God, and to remain, loyal, and true to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, when some in positions of 'leadership' in the visible church are turning away from the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments? There is a massive difference between what we see as the visible church, and the Church of Jesus Christ. How can we remain faithful, and loyal, and true to Jesus Christ and His Word, in a day of spiritual treason? Our faithfulness as disciples of Jesus Christ will be tested.
07/12/2017 08:52 PM
Why Are Catholic Priests Married to Mary?
My research uncovered shocking and quite disgusting evidence of practices within the Catholic Church. From its establishment in 325 AD it has covered over its roots and buried the facts that it is the recycled Islamic religion of Babylon. Through tricks, mysteries, and magic it continues as it began and Mary, its principal object of worship, is none other than the stylised female image of the sun.
07/12/2017 02:39 PM
Hypocrisy in Islam
One of the bad and despised conducts not wanted in people is insincerity. Can't is to try to gain people's appreciation, by making oneself pleasant in the works related to this world and the hereafter.
07/12/2017 07:57 AM
Why Would Someone Need a Degree to Understand God and Biblical Teachings?
The answer to that question is rather obvious. Only through studies designed to support the lies within the New Testament and the changes and additions to the Old Testament could anyone make sense of them. The conflicts, contradictions, and straight out improbable and exaggerated claims makes the bible a closed and incomprehensible statement.
07/12/2017 07:57 AM
Did Jesus Christ Exist in Light of Modern Knowledge and Old Testament Prophecies?
The claims of his coming to earth as the Son of God and that he is part of a Trinity is as weird, wild, and inconceivable as any of the lies and hype of religious origin. Some note that he died on a cross to shed his blood to wipe away sin and that only through blood can such be forgiven. To top it off they purport that he arose after death and then ascended into heaven were he sits on a throne on the right hand of God.
07/11/2017 09:30 PM
Did Jesus Carry His Crossbeam or His Entire Cross?
Every good Christian is familiar with the story of Jesus Christ's Passion. If you are not a Christian, but have seen the movie, The Passion of the Christ, it's difficult to forget the gruesome parts - His brutal chastisement, the arduous way to the cross, and the horrifying crucifixion. Most forms of media from early medieval paintings to modern movies show a fatigued, hunched over Jesus carrying the wooden cross to Golgatha (the place of the skull) where He was crucified.
07/10/2017 08:29 AM
A Holy, Impeccable, Unblemished Life
If your child or a loved one came to you asking the following question, what would your honest answers be: Are you holy, impeccable and unblemished? Well, I know myself very well and, unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to answer yes to any of the three.
07/10/2017 08:21 AM
They Missed It
The Bible is not a Lego manual, whee man builds his own theology. It is not a book to pick and choose what we think will satisfy our spiritual lives. It is God's Truth that needs to be discovered.
07/10/2017 07:59 AM
Religious Hate and Power Built an Impenetrable Wall of Lies and Deceit
Terrorism born of religious hate is one of the reasons for the world's decline. It has given power into the hands of dictators who for some decades have used it to suppress their people and increase their wealth. Leaders in such places do not necessarily become such by peaceful means.
07/08/2017 09:13 AM
Religious Laws Oppose Natural Instincts
The weirdest thing about religion is how much of it opposes natural instinct and sexual drive. The entrapment is designed to bring people into situations of control and power by the establishment. Making them feel guilty because they are outside of what their pastors claim is God's will, is abuse of human rights.
07/08/2017 09:11 AM
Religious Teachings and Traditions Behind Community Hate
Countries globally are subjected to the hate bred into their subjects and impacting on societies. The irresponsible and inconceivable attitudes of governments towards tolerance of such is bringing the world to an end. This is the work of the Second Beast of Revelation 13 who has control on the World Order even though he died almost 2,000 years ago.
07/07/2017 09:53 AM
Do You Realise What Was Really at Stake When This Amazingly Accurate Letter Was Written?
Do you realise that what was at stake then is at stake today? It is as serious as this in the ethical and moral and political and religious and spiritual arenas. Man likes to separate these into different arenas but basically there is one arena. There is one compartment and if we get it wrong in one area we can soon get things wrong in other areas of life. One just has to think of the moral and ethical mess mankind is in just now over the matter of abortion. What is it that makes a man turn away from the Scriptures, and from Jesus Christ, and from Almighty God? It is nothing other than sin, and that is the word which is seldom used in certain circles today. I wonder why? Who do you think is behind that?
07/07/2017 09:18 AM
How to Be a Success
We lead to believe having wealth, high social status or prominence in business is what success is all about. Real success is accepting the Christian Gospel and peace with God.
07/06/2017 12:24 PM
Spiritual Tug of War - God and Us Versus the Devil
How many of you have ever played a game of tug-of-war? If you have, you might be able to understand the conflict Paul is talking about in Romans 7:15-25, because we as Christians are in a spiritual tug-of-war. Our old, sinful nature is not removed when we accept Christ as our Saviour. That old-sinful nature fights against our Christ-filled nature.
07/06/2017 07:56 AM
Where Is Intelligence and Logic in Religious Claims?
My experience and memory of reincarnation leaves me to wonder why so many believe in and accept an alternative. It does not take a genius to know that heaven and hell are non-existent. One has only to look into the universe beyond earth to know that.
07/05/2017 08:23 AM
A Few Mini 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 mini religious short pieces illustrate.
07/03/2017 09:20 PM
There Is No Judgement After Death and No Such Places As Heaven or Hell
As a child the stories of heaven and hell left me wondering whether those around me would ever know what was clear to me. My reincarnation provided awareness that neither place exists. Memory of my between lives journey was preserved by a language that was different to my parents.
07/02/2017 10:57 PM
An Existential Analysis of Tropes in the Book of Job
It's an existential analysis of the Tropes in the Biblical Book of Job. The analysis pertains to the Philosophy of Literature.
07/02/2017 10:50 PM
We Are God's Welcome Mat
In the passage we heard from Matthew's Gospel, Jesus talks about welcoming people. Generally, Matthew emphasizes the disciples being good hosts, but in this passage, he turns that around. The disciples are the ones being cared for by others. Similarly, as modern-day messengers of God, we need to be gracious guests and accept help from others.
07/02/2017 10:48 PM
There's No Such Thing As The Devil
Here, there is a challenge to the traditional concept of The Devil. Explored is the reason for the creation of the Devil by religions.
07/02/2017 10:20 PM
Millions Remember Reincarnation, So Why Is It Ignored by Religious Groups?
Floating, standing, or simply being above my body looking down on a man of around 45 years slumped on the seat of a dray in a paddock is not something I can forget. The horse stood patiently in the sun as darkness overtook me and the Universal Spirit and I became one. The feeling was incredible and the power indescribable.


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