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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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08/19/2019 10:01 AM
Evangelical Before Donald Trump Not Anymore I Am Ashamed
I identified as evangelical before Donald Trump's presidency. Now, I cling to my Christian faith, but dropped the evangelical label; I am ashamed.
08/12/2019 09:04 AM
The Believer
What constitutes being a Believer? What are the characteristics of a Believer? What does the Bible say about a Believer? Being a Believer is more than making a Sunday appearance, it is a twenty-four, seven day a week life style.
08/07/2019 10:13 AM
Two Different Worlds - Enough To Make You Think
Either it is true of false - you are either right or wrong. Is that too simple? Yes, many have the idea that everything is fifty shades of grey, until someone threatens their life or steals their bank balance, and then suddenly the old right and wrong reappears. We still live in two worlds - the world of self-made ideas, spun like webs straight from the human mind, or we accept that there is true information beyond our self-made ideas. What am I getting at?
08/07/2019 10:12 AM
Out of Darkness
Why is it that Christians are so concerned about getting all the "rumored facts" rather than seeing what God could do in any given situation? We must see God's involvement in every aspect of life, rather than centering on the causes of a challenge.
08/07/2019 10:08 AM
The Reality About Christianity
The term 'Christian' is supposed to mean someone who is righteous and who fears God. The reality, however, is far different. The Christians known to me are mostly concerned with money, power, and prestige.
08/01/2019 07:19 PM
Faithful in Little
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much (Luke 16:10, NKJV.) It is the desire of many to be at the top of their endeavour in life. Many want to get to the top of the organization or reach the climax of what their hands have found to do without considering going through the ladder.
08/01/2019 07:19 PM
Following Christ
I shared a nugget on my WhatsApp page sometimes back and it reads: The mark of spiritual maturity is your willingness to sacrifice your desires for the interest of the Kingdom, and someone sent me a message in reply to my status saying "but you know it's really not easy". Who said to be a Believer was easy, no wonder we have the precious Holy Spirit. We don't have to live the God-life by our own human efforts and the truth is that we CAN'T live the God-life by our human efforts, it takes the Spirit of God.
08/01/2019 06:50 PM
Filtered Hearing
Many of Jesus' teachings were filtered by people's reasoning instead of accepting it by faith. Jesus attempted to get man to look beyond the temporal to the eternal.
08/01/2019 06:50 PM
A Life Built on Trust
I see I've made a mistake. I've neglected to refer to the first phrase of verse 17 in the previous piece.
07/31/2019 09:14 PM
God, Your Bookkeeper
One often hears about people who have lost everything. A great friend of mine almost lost his whole farm.
07/29/2019 12:40 PM
Do You Live This Sort of Christian Life?
The Christian life is not meant to be boring or mundane and repetitive, it is meant to be alive, dynamic and supernatural. Does your Christian life looks like this?
07/29/2019 12:39 PM
Jesus Wants To Share His Friends With You
When you start to grow really close to Jesus, he might share his friends with you. Are you ready to meet a saint from heaven?
07/29/2019 12:33 PM
The Buddha Was Another Hindu Incarnate of Vishnu
The Buddha was born in a Hindu family in North India in the state of Bihar. He was a high caste Hindu and was born in a royal household. It stands to reason that in his childhood he was taught the Hindu scriptures and the basic beliefs of Hinduism like the immortality of the soul, rebirth, transmigration of souls and following the right paths including Ahimsa were imbibed by him.
07/29/2019 12:23 PM
Confusion Over Gog and Magog, What Does It Mean?
After promising that the spiritual children of Israel will be gathered together from the ends of the earth (Isaiah 41:8,9) this prophesy in Ezekiel focuses on the false gods and the wars that will happen as a result of them. The titles 'Gog' and 'Magog' are used to identify the false gods of religions and how and why they will come to blows. It was so disguised because only now through the revelations given to me can the prophesies be explained.
07/29/2019 12:21 PM
The Origin of Islam And Organised Religion
The confusion over Islam and the subsequent Muslim religion is widespread and questions are asked about its origin. In the modern context of rapid communication and the Internet the depth of deceit has grown as the Vatican tries to avoid the facts coming to light. Recently the Pope is embracing Islam as a sister religion to his own.
07/16/2019 05:11 PM
Making Biblical Decisions
The Parable of the Unjust Steward is probably the most misunderstood teaching in the Gospels. What was Jesus really tried to teach? Who was this Parable addressed to and what was the objective?
07/15/2019 11:10 AM
Dominoes Falling Over or Not
I'm always amazed at people who can sit for hours setting out dominoes in a specific pattern so that when they tap the first one, it falls on the next domino, starting a chain reaction that eventually knocks over all the dominoes in the long sequence. For days, people set out thousands and thousands of dominoes that fall over within minutes.
07/15/2019 11:10 AM
A Spotless Life
Why is it that when we get something for free, we often do not appreciate it and then waste it. Almost like we do with God's grace.
07/15/2019 11:09 AM
Mouse, Elephant, Eagle and God
I was just thinking about the joke about the mouse and the elephant walking across the bridge. About halfway across the mouse said to the elephant: "We're making this bridge boom, aren't we!
07/15/2019 11:09 AM
Push Against the Wind
My friend from Durbanville calls me up. He is talking to a friend and they are wondering why Christians have to struggle so.
07/15/2019 11:09 AM
Kindness Is a Language That the Deaf Can Hear
Verse 11 still has a lot to teach us. This one verse contains seven major sermons.
07/15/2019 10:47 AM
Without Hell Does Heaven Exist?
The Pope has recently confirmed in a television interview that hell does not exist. This followed the same statement from an ex-bishop a few months earlier. Because these are the weapons used by religions to get people into their congregations it stands to reason that if one is false then so must be the other.
07/10/2019 10:04 AM
Honoring His Name
I wonder how many Christians really understand what Jesus went through to bring us to God. This is such a flippancy of our Christian words that sometimes it ever borders on sacrilege. We talk about Jesus as if He is our next door neighbor. We toss around His name as casually as we would any other name.
07/08/2019 12:44 PM
Knowing Your Enemy
To fail to acknowledge Satan's power is one of the most serious and dangerous mistakes that a Believer can make. Satan attacks people who are serious about their faith while leaving the "Sunday only" Christians, who are no threat to him to play the game of church.
07/05/2019 12:31 PM
Mundane Promises
Why do we make promises? Our intent may be right, but our motivation for achieving the fulfillment of the promises is severely limited. Some look at it is making promises in an attempt to deal with fleshly weaknesses. How important are the promises we make?
07/05/2019 12:28 PM
The Origin of the Name Jesus
Working with the Spirit it showed me how the origin of names may be traced back to their original sounds and meanings. It seemed like a miracle when words broke apart and their original intent became clear. The letter [i] for instance stands for 'eye' because an early way of following the sun was to see its rays through a hole held aloft on a stone.
06/25/2019 03:41 PM
Courage Rising Up
I experienced times in my life where I came close to giving up. Everything was against me.
06/25/2019 03:41 PM
Overflowing Trust and Love
It's good to know that we belong to God. We've been commanded to stay away from the wrong things.
06/25/2019 03:40 PM
A Taxi Driver Making the Right Choice
Many children of God miss the point by thinking that they have to try their best not to sin. Every morning when they get up, they pray hard that they won't be trapped by the wily world and that they will remain standing against the stormy winds of evil.
06/25/2019 03:40 PM
Pre-Emergent Sin-Killer
Bradley helped by giving me this simple picture of sin: As sinner, you can compare yourself to a pig and sin is the mud. And as we know, pigs like rolling around in the mud.
06/25/2019 03:40 PM
The Bus Driver Will Stop for You
There's this cute story about a little boy waiting on the sidewalk for the bus. He was very patient and quietly stood there waiting.
06/25/2019 03:40 PM
Through the Eye of a Needle
I saw a cartoon of two men pulling the elastic band of a very big slingshot. A large-eyed camel is replacing a big rock.
06/25/2019 03:38 PM
What Place Does Money Have in Your Life?
What are you chasing? Wealth or the Gospel?
06/25/2019 03:38 PM
Finding Peace in What You Have
Natani?l has a way of putting things. He said this about gratitude: "Get a dog and call him 'Thank you'.
06/25/2019 03:38 PM
Invest in the Heavenly Bank
There's this joke about a very rich man who was obsessed with his wealth and couldn't accept that one day he would have to leave everything behind. He prayed every day and asked for a special exception to be made for him.
06/25/2019 03:38 PM
In the Grey Area
It's fairly easy to distinguish between right and wrong. We know it's wrong to steal.
06/25/2019 03:35 PM
Bi-Polar Christianity
I am witnessing a phenomenon that has taken me off guard. On one hand, I see undernourished Believer struggling to exhibit Biblical truths, and on the other hand, I see Christians full of Biblical knowledge with no actions. What is the cause of this phenomenon?
06/24/2019 11:39 AM
The Tabernacles of Robbers Prosper But Thy Are Poor in Knowledge of God
Everything God gives is free to all. This is known by the commission given to remove the wall of confusion and release the spiritual people. The latter search for answers and their connection to the Spirit.
06/12/2019 02:28 PM
It's Vacation Time
Beginning on Memorial Day and stretching to Labor Day, many churches close down programs due to the summer season. What few congregation participation events are left active is limited to "cliff note" presentations. The question is Why?
06/10/2019 09:26 AM
Sun Worship and Ramadan
The ancient Islamic religion of Babylon is the root for all religions, irrespective of their modern characteristics. When systems have close relatives, such as the descendants from the same parentage do, then the similarities are prominent. This is the case when one traces back the meaning of names given to such period as Ramadan.
06/07/2019 10:53 AM
What Is the Shiva Linga
The ShivaLingam" is one of the most misunderstood motifs of Sanatan Dharma. It has been subject to such a bad smear campaigning by Westerners, especially missionaries, which even Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as a stylized phallic symbol.
06/07/2019 10:47 AM
Scientology - Useful or Not?
Several spiritual movements offer courses and counselling for self-development. Their teachings form an inherent part of these. They claim we will gain increased emotional well-being and quality of life. Scientology is an example. It offers to remove hidden emotional pain within a person. The appeal is to those who wish to find psychological wellness, self-esteem and normal life. But does it work?
06/06/2019 02:56 PM
What Do Other Believers Say About Your Work?
The message is simple: We must do our work 100%. Nobody must be able to point a finger in our direction.
06/06/2019 02:56 PM
By Our Way of Doing
I heard a report on the radio about the IT world where it was found that South Africans were among the rudest people on digital platforms. I could hardly believe it.
06/06/2019 02:56 PM
Walking the Dog or the Dog Walking You?
I think in pictures and see verses playing in my head like a movie clip. What does the picture of the following verse look like?
06/04/2019 10:54 AM
How Well Do You Know Halloween?
It's time to wear a fancy costume and stock -up the desserts, sweets, and beverages to celebrate the much-awaited festival of the year! However, many of you might have queries such as how Halloween got its name and why we celebrate it every year? I have gathered a bunch of information to help you know the answers.
06/04/2019 09:39 AM
The Cultural Change
The culture in our country seems to be dissolving into a subculture that is characterized by a sandbox mentality. There is a redefining of terms in an attempt to be all-inclusive, no matter how far right or left opinions may be. Truth and authenticity have become secondary.
06/04/2019 09:38 AM
To Correct Others in the Right Way
Why do we find it hard to correct others when they do wrong? Why don't we like doing it?
06/03/2019 10:23 AM
Religion Is Tribal, Habitual, and Evil
Brainwashing of the young and social adhesion to religious indoctrination by one's country is no different to communism and tribal control of a population. That is why countries like Australia and the United States separated church and state. It is why many have fallen away from such worship but now comes the fight back as organisations and governments favour such folly to regain the upper hand.
05/29/2019 09:47 AM
A Real Wellness Perspective on the Satanic Temple
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes.)


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