Easter time is upon us. The big day is less than two weeks away. Each year, as Easter approaches, I wonder about Christians and their attitude toward Christianity. I have these thoughts because Easter makes Christianity an all-or-nothing proposition, and many claiming Christianity try to walk in the middle of the road. Allow me to … Continue reading Is Easter Important Or Meaningless?
The Next Full Moon
As I was up before sunrise this morning, I gazed at the full moon in the western sky - the last full moon of winter. I could not help but think of the next full moon, the first of the spring season marking the coming of Easter. My mind went back two thousand years and … Continue reading The Next Full Moon
What Is Armageddon?
A word used too loosely nowadays is Armageddon. It seems like anything big or significant and unpleasant is some sort of "mageddon" event, such as snowmageddon and retail-mageddon. The recent threat of nuclear war has brought the idea of Armageddon happening to mainstream thinking. A global nuclear war would be the worst event thus far … Continue reading What Is Armageddon?
Why All The Shootings?
In the last couple of weeks, I have seen photos of children in the 1950s taking marksmanship courses in school. Most of these pictures are of high school-age kids; however, one image was of elementary school-age children handling weapons in the classroom during a "gun safety class." Another post was about a local elderly man … Continue reading Why All The Shootings?
Redeeming The Time
The new century used to seem so far away. Back in grade school, around fifty years ago, my classmates and I would talk about the arrival of the year 2000 and how old we would be. To an eight-year-old, that magical age of forty seemed like an eternity away. As a school child of the … Continue reading Redeeming The Time
Why The What
Have you ever wondered, "Why Christmas?" The answer seems simple enough, "We have Christmas to celebrate Jesus' birthday." Jesus' birthday is the what, not the why. Jesus' birthday is what we celebrate on Christmas. But why do we celebrate His birth? Going a bit deeper, maybe we should ask why Jesus was born in the … Continue reading Why The What
Disappointment, Depression And Deliverance
Whoever said, "Life is not a bed a roses" was one-hundred percent wrong. Life is exactly like a bed of roses. Sometimes, life is beautiful, soft, and full of fragrance. At other times, life is itchy stems and painful thorns. Like roses, we try only to allow people to see the beautiful petals above the … Continue reading Disappointment, Depression And Deliverance
There Comes A Point
God is love (1 John 4:8), but God is also "a consuming fire" (Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29). Both aspects, love and consuming fire, are seen in the book of Jeremiah. Israel had forsaken God and fallen into sin. The Israelites were so far into sin; they were no longer embarrassed by anything anymore (Jeremiah 6:15; … Continue reading There Comes A Point
Destruction Of The Foundations
"If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" - Psalm 11:3. When I see this verse, the first thought that comes to mind is, "What are the foundations?" My second thought is, "What about America?" One needs to go no further than the Declaration of Independence to get a list of American foundations. … Continue reading Destruction Of The Foundations
If the foundations be destroyed
Back in my younger days, I took a real estate course. Seeing that I have never bought or sold a piece of land, or become a landlord, the course was probably a waste of time and money. However, there are a few things I remember, one being the instructor told us, “If the foundation and … Continue reading If the foundations be destroyed