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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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05/18/2021 06:38 PM
What Are You Observing?
When you get up in the morning, what do you see? Do you see the negatives of life or the positiveness of God's involvement?
05/16/2021 11:57 AM
God Wants to Use You
Let's go back to the time when the author was here on earth for a moment. Just before this, Jesus was still on earth, and He upset the applecart.
05/16/2021 11:55 AM
The Jews Have No Rights to Israel
The massive death toll in Gaza results from the Jews bombarding innocent people. They stole the name Israel as the hate and force behind fake religions builds globally They stole the name Israel to make out they inherited the land from God. Nothing could be further from the truth.
05/10/2021 05:33 PM
It Is Time to Eulogize
How often do we praise the Lord? What is praise? How does the word "eulogize" fit into the Believer's actions?
05/10/2021 05:33 PM
Stop the Train
Within three verses the author of Hebrews repeats the same message three times: 5... but in this other text he says, "They'll never be able to sit down and rest." So this promise has not yet been fulfilled.
05/10/2021 05:32 PM
God's Other Side
I didn't know my own father well, because apart from the fact that he died when I was thirteen years old, he was a minister and, in those days, the minister belonged to the congregation. He spent the majority of his time with the congregation.
05/10/2021 05:32 PM
Stability in an Unstable World
Today, very few things are fixed. My friend has a very high position in a big company.
05/10/2021 05:32 PM
Ready: Prepared, All Set, Geared Up
The word that I remember most from my army days is to be ready. It was drilled into you and I can still hear the staff sergeant roar across the parade ground: "Troops!
05/10/2021 05:32 PM
You're a Beneficiary
Long before her death, my mom one day called all of us children together at her house. She had decided that everything that would eventually end up being part of her estate would find an owner that day.
05/10/2021 05:32 PM
Blinded by the World
South Africans have a way of treating any new big happening in the world with a great sense of humour. This was proven again with the COVID-19 epidemic.
05/10/2021 05:31 PM
The Commie Chronicles - Episode 8
Communism is dead. That is the common refrain when you say today's Democrats are commies. Communism is alive and well and thriving in the halls of Congress. In this weekly series, we'll examine the signs of our times. It's an educational journey to wake up the masses to our demise. Come along for an eye-opening journey exploring the attack on religion.
05/10/2021 05:30 PM
Shortest Route to Joy and Peace
Sometimes I wish we could take out some parts of the Bible or simply skip over them. Those parts that grab you by the throat and stop you dead.
05/10/2021 05:29 PM
Listen, and You Will Hear the Holy Spirit Speak
I was watching a fairly old movie about a girl hitch-hiking on a remote gravel road. First, a man drives by, but he's on his phone, and nearly runs her over.
05/10/2021 05:29 PM
The Choices We Make
Each of us has to make hundreds of choices every day. Some important, some not so important.
05/10/2021 05:27 PM
Two Sides Of God
If one believes in a transcendent God the question arises in how far He relates to His creation. This is called God's immanence. And so there are different sides one can ascribe to the Creator, just because He has a relation to His Work.
05/10/2021 05:27 PM
God Reveals Himself
Anybody that believes there is "something" up there has some notion on how he thinks that thing or person can be known or concluded to. Christians and Jews believe that God reveals Himself in the whole bible, or just the Old Testament.
05/10/2021 05:27 PM
God's Name
God has a hundred names and Allah ninety-nine. Jesus' name occurs more in the Quran than Mohammed's. All God's names in the bible serve to show the many sides of His Person.
05/10/2021 05:27 PM
The True Trinity
Muslims claim that Christians believe in three gods and not in the One. Catholics believe rightly, like the Jews, that God is One. But they go wrong in inventing the idea of the procession of the Trinity.
05/10/2021 05:27 PM
The True Faith!
Some sceptics reason that there are so many different kinds of faith that one can impossibly find out whether there is a true one. But if there is a God He must have given us a chance to know Him. There is one God and only One Truth. And Christ Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life. But like a resplendent brilliant He has many glorious facets.
05/10/2021 05:27 PM
The Bible Is Unique
The bible is the most sold book. Thomas a Kempis wrote his all-time bestseller "On the Imitation of Christ" and Bunyan his one "The Pilgim's Progress". They may have been translated in more than a hundred languages, but the bible in at least ten times more than that! Christian's pretty well swear by the bible, yet they have tremendous difficulty to read it by themselves. Few and far between are they that read it on a daily basis.
05/10/2021 05:27 PM
Higher Criticism
Higher criticism seems to hail down from the age of reason. However the Sadducees of old were already higher critics of some sort. But is the use of reason all there is to it? No! I argue that there is a deep seated hatred in us that not only makes us to abuse our ratio, but anything goes when it comes to denying Jesus as Lord and God.
05/04/2021 10:30 AM
The Middleman
Have you ever thought about the role that God wants you to play in the lives of others? God works through people and the sooner we realize that the more the Kingdom will grow.
04/26/2021 08:43 AM
Worship Teams
What is the purpose of worship teams in a service? Are they a distraction or an asset to true worship?
04/20/2021 11:36 AM
What Makes America Beautiful - The Song
The poet who wrote the words to "America the Beautiful" penned the poem just as America was descending into a deep depression (1859). Even so, she saw the beauty of the land and the potential of free people to mend their flaws with the help of God.
04/20/2021 11:34 AM
From Immaturity to Maturity
The direction of a Believer is not sustainable through emotional decisions. Some people are motivated when they witness miracles, but miracles alone should never be the deciding factor in serving the Lord.
04/19/2021 01:03 PM
Jesus Stands Out Above the Others
Moses must've been a very special person. God called him even before he was born.
04/19/2021 01:03 PM
Bungling or Building?
When I was younger, it was mostly a question of doing before thinking. So, one morning I decided it was quite impossible to shower in such a small shower.
04/19/2021 01:02 PM
Praying Online
I wonder how many people anticipate answers to their prayers. How many people pray with anticipation?
04/19/2021 01:02 PM
Your Focus
I've mentioned before how addicted I was to the news when I was in business. On the hour, I listened to the news on one station and on the half hour, to another.
04/19/2021 01:02 PM
No Noise
One's just chugging along in life until something pushes a stop sign in your face and you come to a standstill with screeching brakes. This is where you're forced to stop, to take a look at your life and ask whether you are going in the right direction.
04/19/2021 01:01 PM
Out of the Stream, Under the Tree, Ready to Save
I find something else in verse one. The New KJV helps me: Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus... Three truths jump out: "Holy brethren" refer to holy brothers and sisters as well.
04/19/2021 01:01 PM
Come on Guys, Focus!
We've learnt so many things with the COVID-19 pandemic. I learnt that humans aren't as much in control as they think.
04/11/2021 02:32 PM
Prophets Hear What God Is Saying and They Proclaim and Share That Specific Message
The prophets were very ordinary men - but they were given a BURDEN or ORACLE or WORD - which they spoke or preached or proclaimed or shared. The prophet not only spoke for God - but he first had to hear from God. We have to receive before we can give. Let's take one famous verse - Isaiah Chapter 2 verse 4 - "They shall beat their swords in plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks". That is outside the United Nations building in New York. But - look at the whole verse - "He shall judge among the nations". This was sung at Donald Dewar's funeral - and I remember thinking - these people have not a clue as to what these words mean. The first part of the verse is essential before the second part of the verse can happen! When Jesus walked onto the world's stage, Jesus preached from Isaiah 61 - and saw the fulfilment of that prophecy in his coming into the world - Luke Chapter 4.
04/06/2021 11:34 AM
God's Seeds
Jesus used the seed as a teaching aid. He talked about the seed as the Word of God and illustrated the types of soils that would receive the seed.
03/26/2021 02:14 PM
Pursuing Knowledge
The Bible is not a "claim and frame" book, where one chooses to pick what Scriptures he wants to follow; rather, it is God's authorized autobiography. Christians are required to study the Bible.
03/22/2021 08:29 AM
Christian Error About God, Sin and the Relevance of Religious Belief for Our Destiny
There is Christian error about God. This is what is taught about the Holy Trinity, human sin & the relevance of religious belief for our destiny.
03/16/2021 03:13 PM
The Lord - Is Human Divinity Credible?
In linking to transcendence we need something we can focus our minds on. Is Swedenborg's term 'the Lord' a credible image for the divine?
03/16/2021 03:13 PM
Is Transcendence Humane?
The divine beings of religious myths both eastern & western suggest that the awareness of transcendence has a humane dimension. Is this true?
03/15/2021 01:28 PM
In That Garden
I wonder how many Believers really understand what it took for Jesus to get to Calvary and the point of salvation? Man's salvation hung in the balance on that Thursday night.
03/15/2021 01:18 PM
See the Hand of Almighty God Behind Everything That Is Happening As The Years Go By!
Sin cannot be hidden. "Behold your sin will find you out". Numbers 32 verse 23. It is not just that your sin will be found out - you will be found out! We do not get away with things. This is a moral Universe - our moral God watches over the affairs of men. The Prime Minister of Israel, Ytzhak Rabin, said this when he was elected - we want to be just like any other nation. Deep down inside they resented the rule of God over them. Saul was anointed king - and kings are costly. Government is costly. Holyrood is costly - but this is what Scotland asked for. The people did not ask for that building and all these costs and expenses - but that accompanies government. See the Hand of our Almighty God behind everything that is happening - and if you are aware of the Hand of God being upon your life, then trust Him for tomorrow - and the day after.
03/12/2021 01:59 PM
Suffering With You
I'm watching the series A.D.
03/12/2021 01:59 PM
Jesus Suffered Your Suffering
Sometimes, things simply grow. You didn't even plan for it, but when you look back after a while, you see that the Lord has provided.
03/12/2021 01:59 PM
Jesus Is Still Helping
The angels weren't influenced by Adam and Eve's wrong choices. The angels do exactly what God wants them to do.
03/12/2021 01:59 PM
A Little Afraid of Death
Often, I find myself fearing death just a little bit. Especially when things are hard, like when the COVID-19 virus is threatening humanity.
03/12/2021 01:55 PM
Never Be Miserly Nor Niggardly Nor Stingey With Almighty God - Let the Psalmist Teach You
O Lord - I will praise YOU with all my heart. I will not be half-hearted when I praise YOU. I will not be half hearted, nor stinting nor stingey, nor miserly or mean, in my devotion and worship and service - it will come from my heart - it will be sincere. All of my heart will be in what I sing and say and do. And Lord - I am going to tell everyone about YOU - and all the wonderful and marvellous things that YOU are doing. I am going to let all the people know - and there are various ways whereby we can do that. The Psalmist has come through a difficult time - and he is declaring what God has done - so that this might help others. "David - What has God done for you?" "God has taught me and schooled me and trained me and moulded me to worship Him." God has made David a worshipper. Worship is not something you learn - worship is something that arises out of an experience of God and with God - that sense of awe and wonder.
03/08/2021 08:03 AM
The Significance of Faith Proven by Decision Theory - Pascal's Wager Is Correct and Refutes Atheism
Pascal's wager game showed that the atheistic view is always inferior compared to the theistic. The reason is that an infinitely high reward for the theist is always opposed to a finite payoff for the atheist. However, an atheist can also obtain the infinite reward by pretending faith, but without really believing. As God may be demanding and grants the reward only those in firm faith, the inspection of faith by God is needed, which is included in the present analysis, i.e. God tests the faith. In addition, the infinitely high reward is removed from the payoffs, i.e. the believer goes out empty, and is even charged cost of faith. It shows that believing in God and worshipping is still the best option regardless, even if we believe that praying is in vain and has absolutely no value. The analysis also shows that the faith should even be so strong that we give our entire life to God and retain nothing for us since this is not only the safe rescue, but the rationally optimal choice of the extent of worship, and thus the unique salvation. Finally, all common criticisms are proved to be invalid against the findings.
03/08/2021 08:02 AM
An Undisciplined Army Does Not Need a Recruitment Drive
Sometimes I listen to certain streams of the Christian church speaking about outpouring, reformation, and revival, as though that is the answer to the Christian church and the world. I want to ask a question in this article. What is the use of recruiting more soldiers when your current army is undisciplined?
03/08/2021 08:02 AM
7 Keys to Intimacy With Jesus
When I looked at my relationship with Jesus and the intimacy that I shared with Him, I wanted to write a book about how I secured that intimacy. And I came up with the 7 Keys to Intimacy that were central to my life. I hope you enjoy this summary.
03/08/2021 08:02 AM
There Is No Banquet on Offer, Only a Famine
I used to follow quite a few people on YouTube but in following them I was compromising myself. They were not all preaching the truth. I was encouraged by the Holy Spirit to delete my subscriptions to YouTube channels and only keep the ones preaching the truth. I was left with just three channels. The people of the world think that they are eating from a banquet when it comes to Christian truth, but the truth is that the pure word of the Lord is rare, and we are now in a time of famine that was prophesied by the prophet Amos.
03/08/2021 07:39 AM
Addressing Prayer
There seems to be some confusion as to who Believers are to address in their prayers. Do we pray directly to God or to Jesus?

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