apostasy · Bible · Christianity · church · God · heresy · idolatry · Jesus Christ · religion

The idolatry of Lent & Easter

In ancient times, the first day of the week immediately following the first full moon after the spring equinox was set aside as the festival of Astarte or Ishtar (pronounced Easter), the moon goddess.  This is why the day moves around each year.  Astarte  (also called Ashtoreth or Ashtaroth), according to pagan mythology, is the… Continue reading The idolatry of Lent & Easter

Bible · Christianity · encouragement · faith · God · hardships · religion · spiritual gifts · spiritual strength

Make the most of your blessings

"And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto?  And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and… Continue reading Make the most of your blessings

Bible · Christianity · God · sexuality

No mercy for those who prey on children

Jessica Lunsford, Christopher Barrios, Shawn Hornbeck, and Ben Ownby are names of children in the news recently who have suffered at the evil hands of child predators.  With the growing popularity of pornography over the internet promoting unnatural behavior, our precious children have fallen victim to man's wicked desires.  Sex tourism has also been on the… Continue reading No mercy for those who prey on children

Bible · Christianity · God · Israel · religion

Blessed be the God of Israel and the Israel of God

The reason why the majority of the world hates Israel is because the majority of the world hates God and does not understand or care what God has said through his ancient prophets and apostles concerning his people.  Nevertheless, when we look at the blessings God has promised to Israel, we must keep in mind that not everyone… Continue reading Blessed be the God of Israel and the Israel of God

Bible · Christianity · God · Jesus Christ · religion

A vision of Christ and his angels

If you live long enough, you'll certainly realize that life isn't exactly a cake walk.  Job was so right when he said "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble."  Yet in the midst of problems we face in life, if we are in Christ we are never… Continue reading A vision of Christ and his angels

Bible · Catholicism · Christianity · crusades · heresy · religion

Ungodly crusaders

The Crusades started in the 11th century and lasted until the 14th century.  The goals of the wars were to take the Holy Land from Muslim control and preserve it from Muslim incursions.  Seljuk Turks had taken control of Jerusalem in the 11th century and were threatening to overthrow the Byzantine empire.  Also, these Islamic Turks were… Continue reading Ungodly crusaders

Bible · Christianity · gambling

Rolling the dice to feed the flesh

In a recent comment to my post "A little leaven leavens the whole lump", Sandie asked me about gambling.  John MacArthur shared some wonderful information on the subject.  You can find part 1 here and part 2 here of the transcripts to his eye-opening series. --posted by Harry A. Gaylord--

Bible · Christianity · humanity · religion · sexuality · sodomy

Look out, heteros! Gay rights are gonna get your children!

When I was an undergrad in college, I had the misfortune of having a professor who was a gay rights activist.  He took great pleasure whenever the opportunity presented itself to take swipes at the Bible and Christianity.  His attacks, however, encouraged me to study God's word even deeper to defend my Christian viewpoints when I… Continue reading Look out, heteros! Gay rights are gonna get your children!

Africa · Bible · God · Ham (Noah's son) · racism · religion

The curse of Ham

The story of how Noah's son Ham saw his father naked and Noah's curse which came as a result of the incident has for centuries been used to justify hatred for and oppression of black people.  Unfortunately, even in some Christian circles today, people of European descent have held on to this concept and have passed it on to their… Continue reading The curse of Ham

Bible · Christianity · God · humanity · religion

Something to brag about

We are living in an age where man has more ways than ever to glorify himself.  When listening to the radio, we hear musical artists boasting about how they got back at someone who cheated on them or hip hop artists boasting about who they are, where they come from, what they own, blah, blah, blah. … Continue reading Something to brag about