Having just completed reading the voluminous Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE - CE 200, I'm convinced of one thing: there sure were a few different thoughts on what happens after death from the perspective of the nation of Israel, who worshiped a single, Almighty God. Not much different from today, actually. Because, quite simply, nobody knows. Except one person, for the [...]
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Did God create Man, or did Man create God? It's a profound question, I think. I've never questioned having a Creator, so while the subject of evolution touched upon during my school years it was illogical based on what I could see and experience in the world around me. Every house needed someone to build it. The wood, shingles and glass weren't going to come [...]
The last few posts, I've been kind of personal in things I've been wanting to get off my chest for some time now. How about I shift gears and talk about something else. I've been re-examining what I've been led to believe about the last days and the second coming of Jesus, not to fail to mention the fulfillment of prophecies that I have had [...]
If I find Atheism coming up short on what it offers for hope, Gentile Christianity has proven to be guilty to the opposite end of the spectrum. Listen: If you’re in dire need— a life and death crisis— and I promise you that I will return and give you relief from your burdens, from the stresses and tearing-down that many of experience on a daily [...]
I know a man whom I frequently hear using the expression “I hope…” when talking about having money for bills or some other situation that appears to look, if not outright bleak, then at least dubious as to any measure of positive outcome. I asked him once how he can hope when he doesn’t believe in the God who can satisfy one’s hopes, and he [...]
Nothing happens without God's permission. That, from my present understanding, means that all the bad stuff that happens during our life has been signed off on by Almighty God Himself. Modern-day Gentile Christianity has been trying to assure me throughout my life that any suffering is only temporary— that Jesus is due back at any moment and then things will be better... with the added [...]
These days, apart from my personal examination of the Bible and what plenty of people who believe themselves Christians say the Bible says and how I should take it, I refuel from the likes of Charles Stanley, Adrian Rogers’ Love Worth Finding, my friend Robert King, and more recently David B. Curtis of the Berean Bible Church in Virginia. But as far as finding [...]