Christianity · God · judgment · religion

When God doesn’t judge as we had hoped

The prophet Jonah is a representation of how we as Christians can become sometimes, if we're not careful. He was close to God and was used by God in powerful ways, but he was callous and self-centered when it came to his attitude toward Nineveh. Jonah had no choice but to do what God commanded… Continue reading When God doesn’t judge as we had hoped

Bible · crime · End times · God · human rights · judgment · law · religion · sexuality · sodomy

The end times rape culture

No one deserves to be raped, whether female or male, child or adult, incarcerated prisoner or law abiding citizen roaming free. It's just as wrong for a female to rape a male as it is for a male to rape a female regardless the age or status of the victim. Thanks to various women's movements… Continue reading The end times rape culture

Bible · Christianity · End times · God · judgment · lying · religion

When rulers overestimate themselves, God’s judgment is sure to follow

The era leading up to Judah's Babylonian captivity was overwhelmingly corrupt. There were many warning signs that typified their downward spiral. If we study them, we can see the same things happening in our world today. Isaiah pointed out a lot of the warning signs by God's direction and offered Judah several opportunities to repent,… Continue reading When rulers overestimate themselves, God’s judgment is sure to follow

Christianity · government · Israel · Judah · judgment · politics · religion

How spiritual compromises weaken nations

"I took you in when no one else wanted you and raised you to be royalty, but you chose to become a whore instead." That's the basic message God prophesies about Israel and Judah in Ezekiel 16 and 23. The Lord through the prophet Ezekiel tells the story about the glorious blessings those nations had… Continue reading How spiritual compromises weaken nations

Christianity · idolatry · judgment · life · Old Testament · religion

Bad boy gone good: how & why God forgave a murderous occultist

Manasseh, the king of Judah and son of the righteous king Hezekiah, must have had some type of "daddy issues." In spite of him witnessing how his father's righteousness had made Judah become the most prosperous it had ever been, including technological advances (2 Kings 20:20), Manasseh rebelled against everything his father did and reversed… Continue reading Bad boy gone good: how & why God forgave a murderous occultist

Christianity · End times · judgment · religion · Revelation

When the stars align for God’s judgment

In Biblical prophecies about the last days, the Lord uses celestial bodies prominently in his judgments. Whether it's the sun, moon, stars, or other objects in space, they will be used by God to send a message. Why is that? We find in the scriptures that God often correlates his judgments to specific sins as… Continue reading When the stars align for God’s judgment

Christianity · encouragement · End times · judgment · life · prayer · religion · Revelation · spiritual gifts · spiritual strength

A censer to censure: the impact of the saints’ prayers

If our prayers are in line with God's will, they can have a powerful impact throughout the Earth, even when we may not notice it or may take it for granted. This is why Christ and his apostles stressed prayer so often in their teachings. In Revelation 8, we get a glimpse of the powerful,… Continue reading A censer to censure: the impact of the saints’ prayers

Christianity · encouragement · judgment · New Testament · religion · spiritual gifts

Don’t check your brains at the door: how/why Christians should judge

judge, v.: to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises discern, v.: to perceive by the sight or other sense or by the intellect; to distinguish mentally; discriminate Despite the world and some people in the church telling us not to judge, judging and discerning (which are synonyms), are important intellectual and… Continue reading Don’t check your brains at the door: how/why Christians should judge

Bible · Christianity · encouragement · God · Holy Spirit · judgment · life · religion

A triumphant praise in the midst of tragedy

Lamentations, in my opinion, is the saddest, most depressing book in the Bible. It is believed to have been written by the prophet Jeremiah, who gave an eyewitness account of the aftermath of the death, violence, destruction, and suffering that took place when Babylonian forces destroyed Jerusalem. Throughout it's verses, Jeremiah laments over how the Lord's… Continue reading A triumphant praise in the midst of tragedy