Christianity · encouragement · faith · Jesus Christ · New Testament · praise · religion

Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

If you grew up in a traditional denomination as I did, you may be familiar with the following song: This is the day, this is the day. That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. We will rejoice, we will rejoice, And be glad in it, and be glad in it. This is… Continue reading Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

apostasy · Bible · Christianity · faith · heresy · Jesus Christ · New Testament · religion

An analysis of the gospel of Philip

The gospel of Philip is part of a collection of books known as Gnostic gospels and the New Testament apocrypha. It was purported to be authored by the apostle Philip, one of the twelve disciples, when it was first discovered written in the Coptic language in Egypt in 1945, but the date of the writing… Continue reading An analysis of the gospel of Philip

Bible · Christianity · faith · heresy · Jesus Christ · New Testament · religion

Why the Didache is avoided by true Christianity

The Didache [did-uh-kē] purports to be "The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles" and dates anywhere between 50-120 AD. Many of the statements it has are an exact match to some biblical writings like the Gospel of Matthew. So why is it that the Didache isn't in the Bible? For starters, in order for any writing… Continue reading Why the Didache is avoided by true Christianity

Bible · Christianity · faith · heresy · Jesus Christ · New Testament · religion

Why the Gospel of Thomas doesn’t belong in the Bible

The Gospel of Thomas was discovered in Egypt in 1945 and was written in the Coptic language. The specific date of the writing is unknown, but many scholars believe it was written anywhere between 50-140 AD. It contains 114 sayings that it claims Jesus Christ said that were supposedly written down by Thomas Didymus, but… Continue reading Why the Gospel of Thomas doesn’t belong in the Bible

Bible · End times · God · New Testament · religion · Revelation

How the first 6 seals of Revelation’s 7 seals are an overview of the last days

Some parts of the book of Revelation, in my opinion, seem to follow a similar pattern that God established in Genesis. In the same way that God opens Genesis with an overview of how he created the world in six literal days, then goes into detailed specifics about the Garden of Eden and the creation… Continue reading How the first 6 seals of Revelation’s 7 seals are an overview of the last days

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

Christianity · encouragement · faith · life · New Testament · Paul the Apostle · religion

Steadfast faith of saints in darkest times can serve to uplift unbelievers

Acts 27 can serve as a real life example of what happens when believers remain steadfast in clinging to the leadership of the Holy Spirit along with God's prophetic word. In that chapter, Paul, accompanied by a handful of fellow Christians, was being shipped to Rome as a prisoner by Roman guards on a ship from… Continue reading Steadfast faith of saints in darkest times can serve to uplift unbelievers

Christianity · Islam · New Testament · Old Testament · religion

Can we call data reliable in study claiming Bible more violent than Koran?

Several days ago, certain parties wishing to paint a positive picture of Islam while seeking to diminish Christianity touted a study showing the Bible was much more violent than the Qur'an. Tom Anderson, a software engineer, admitted he did the study because of all the debate on whether violence is a normal part of Muslim teachings. He… Continue reading Can we call data reliable in study claiming Bible more violent than Koran?

Bible · Jesus Christ · New Testament · philosophy · religion

The non-“social justice” Jesus was an equal opportunity critic of both rich and poor

Among the many misconceptions some people seem to have about the Lord Jesus and his disciples is that they were always "nice" to common people, poor folks, and outcasts and only criticized the rich and powerful, especially if they were religious. Somehow people who hold to that belief think it's wrong to be critical of or "judge" people… Continue reading The non-“social justice” Jesus was an equal opportunity critic of both rich and poor

Bible · Christianity · God · Jesus Christ · New Testament · religion

The amazing New Testament 3:16 thread

I am not one who believes in secret Bible codes, but I do believe God has used people to place some interesting patterns in his word. For example, there is what has been called the scarlet, or red, thread of redemption where atonement is a recurring theme running literally and figuratively throughout the whole Bible beginning… Continue reading The amazing New Testament 3:16 thread