“…and all the birds were filled with their flesh.” Through the last two posts, we went through the long… and brutal… process by which God tried to get the attention of those who still didn’t want to turn back toward Him. There was trauma after trauma as the people of the earth hardened their hearts … Continue reading Revelation, Part 4 of 4 – Heaven, on Earth
Revelation, Part 3 of 4 – The Dominance and Fall of the anti-Christ
In Chapter 13 of Revelation, we’re introduced to the anti-Christ. The anti-Christ I think it’s fair to say that of all the people mentioned in the Bible, none have caused as much speculation as the anti-Christ. For as long as I can remember, people have been conjecturing who the person might be, where he’ll come … Continue reading Revelation, Part 3 of 4 – The Dominance and Fall of the anti-Christ
Revelation, Part 2 of 4 – The Beginning of the End
The Greek word is “harpazos”. In Latin, it’s “raptura”, and it means “to be carried away to, or caught up to.” You’ve probably seen it translated as “Rapture”. Without a doubt, the concept is quite… unusual. And it’s been bastardized by all types of fringe groups and cults, including the infamous Heaven’s Gate crew that … Continue reading Revelation, Part 2 of 4 – The Beginning of the End
Revelation, Part 1 of 4 – The World Before the End of the World
“…And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and …drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…” (Revelation 17:3-6) uh… what? Undoubtedly, The Book of Revelation is the most cryptic book in the … Continue reading Revelation, Part 1 of 4 – The World Before the End of the World
The Hidden Significance of Jesus’s Clothes
Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, the day commemorating Jesus’s arrival in Jerusalem before the start of Passover. He would spend the next four days teaching in the temple and being quizzed by the Scribes and Pharisees. Sidebar:Exodus 12 describes the process that sacrificial lambs must go through before they can be slaughtered at Passover. For four … Continue reading The Hidden Significance of Jesus’s Clothes
Why is “repentance” so hard?
“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matthew 3:2 “They went out and preached that people should repent.” Mark 6:12 “I … Continue reading Why is “repentance” so hard?
Presidents Day – Making Sense of the 2020 Election
“I will make mere youths their officials; children will rule over them.” (Isaiah 3:4) God spoke this prophecy about the Israelites, warning them of the correction that would come if they continued living as they had been, with hearts turned away from Him. When I read that verse now, I can't help but think it … Continue reading Presidents Day – Making Sense of the 2020 Election
On the Election
A few days ago, I was on a conference call for work. The topic was employee wellness, and we were talking specifically about holiday parties. The host asked if anyone had friends who were planning to host parties this year, and I joked that, “After this election, I’m not sure I’ll have any friends left.” Affectionately, my … Continue reading On the Election
Why did Jesus tell his disciples to buy swords?
This is one of those Bible verses that, for the longest time, didn't make sense to me. I heard about it when I was around 14. And I read it in the strangest of all places, the “Letters” section of Guns and Ammo magazine. (I don’t remember the context, but given the magazine, I don’t … Continue reading Why did Jesus tell his disciples to buy swords?
Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter?
This one was really tough to write. It seemed that every time I had my story together, some conflicting information would emerge and disrupt my narrative entirely. (I changed the title three times.) Maybe that’s a sign that I wasn’t (or I’m not) qualified to write it. Either way... Let’s start with a personal … Continue reading Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter?