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Intro to the New Testament #4
Intro to the New Testament #3
It is of some interest that the New Testament church soldiered on for some 20 years before anyone wrote down anything that has remained for us to look at. (The fact that transitory papyrus was often used as a writing medium certainly didn't help.) So,...
Intro to the New Testament #2
When you sit down to read the New Testament, you encounter a strange cast of characters. I say "strange"but only strange to us. The New Testament writers didn't bother to explain, because all these characters were well known to their initial audience....
Intro to the New Testament #1
Imagine that you are in a room, all by yourself. No one else is there. No one else is supposed to be there. You are in the process of carrying out a rather simple task, but one that requires you to pay attention to what you are doing. All you have to...
The Next Real Prophet
Do you suppose it's possible that we would ever have a real prophet show up in our country? You know, like Elijah, Isaiah, or Jeremiahone of those guys. Someone who would tell us the truth about what we are doing, where we are going wrong, and where...
The Book of Daniel #8
No word from the Bible conjures up more dread than the word "Antichrist." It is kind of unfortunate, because the word is not used in the Bible in the sense that we use the word. It is John who introduces the word in his first New Testament letter....
The Book of Daniel #7
Early in the second century BC, a truly vile man came on the scene in the Middle East. What is it about planet earth that our soil periodically brings forth such singular menmen of consummate evil? That they recur again and again is clear enough. What...
The Book of Daniel #6
One of the most fascinating prophecies in the Book of Daniel (and one that raises as many questions as it answers) is the 70 weeks prophecy at the end of the ninth chapter. Frankly, explaining the implications of this prophecy will stretch my...
The Book of Daniel #5
One of the things that puzzles me about the Book of Daniel is the question, "Why now?" Why did God, at this particular juncture in history, lay out the prophecies that he did? The visions that he gave to Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar span a panorama of...
Knowing God #5
When you have a limited time to tell someone about God, what are the important things for a person to know? For a person who knows nothing about God, I would be hard-pressed to start anywhere except with the simple concept of God as creator. What is...
The God of Time
As I understand my basic science, time can speed up or slow down depending on the speed at which an object travels. That is a little hard to grasp, but they say it has been scientifically demonstrated, so we will take that as a given. But my first...
Knowing God #4
Speaking to the young prophet named Jeremiah, God had this to say about himself: "But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord which exercises loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:...
Knowing God #3
Have you ever heard of the "Wicked" Bible? No, I am not making a joke. Back in the very earliest days of printing with movable type, someone made a mistake in setting the words of the seventh commandment, and out came a Bible which read, "Thou shalt...
Knowing God #2
Some people are fond of speaking of God as omnipresent, everywhere at once, present in every blade of grass, existing throughout the entire universe. But they never seem to consider that in the process they depersonalize God and that they are...
Knowing God #1
If you only had a short time to tell someone about God, what would you tell them? What is the most important thing to know about God? In a way, we may think we don't know much about Godthat God is some great mystical being of whom we only have the...
Love and Sex
Now, I have the greatest admiration for the teaching profession. It's an honorable one. But there's a lot of experimentation going on in schools led by educators who are long on idealism and short on common sense. The objects of this experimentation...
What Is God Doing? #24
There is a great fascination with the lost tribes of Israel. Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormons, taught that the American Indians were among the lost tribes, and there was a television special not long ago that tracked down people in Asia and Africa...
What Is God Doing? #23
You have probably heard someone say that "God works in mysterious ways." That's true enough, and sometimes the mystery doesn't become clear until the story has completely played out. But that's just like any good Agatha Christie mystery. Hercule...
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