In a world where opinions and beliefs often clash, it is essential to anchor our perspectives in the timeless wisdom of Scripture, especially when faced with sensitive and controversial topics. In exploring the hypothetical scenario of Jesus encountering a homosexuality display at a store like Target, let us delve into the Scriptures to gain insights into how Jesus would respond with love, compassion, and truth.Continue reading Jesus at Target: A Compassionate Response to the Homosexuality Display
Jesus Christ is a central figure in Christianity, believed to be the Son of God and the savior of humanity. One of the most important aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry is his humanity. While he is considered to be fully God, he is also fully human. This means that he experienced all the joys, sorrows, and challenges of human existence. This article will explore the humanity of Jesus Christ and provide scriptural evidence for this belief.Continue reading THE HUMANITY OF JESUS CHRIST: HOW HE WAS FULLY HUMAN AND FULLY GOD.
Faith is the foundation of many people’s lives. It provides a sense of purpose, hope, and peace in the midst of life’s challenges. However, faith is not always easy to maintain, especially in times of adversity. Strengthening your faith requires effort and intentional actions. Here are some tips and advice for believers looking to strengthen their faith.Continue reading STRENGTHENING YOUR FAITH: TIPS AND ADVICE FOR BELIEVERS
The concept of sin has been an integral part of many religions and belief systems throughout human history. It is often defined as a transgression against divine law or moral principles, and it is typically associated with negative consequences or punishment. However, the problem with sin is that it can be a vague and subjective concept that is used to control and manipulate people, rather than promote moral behavior and personal growth.Continue reading THE PROBLEM WITH SIN
The nature of God has been a subject of philosophical and theological inquiry for centuries. Throughout human history, people have attempted to understand the nature of the divine and the role it plays in the universe. While the concept of God varies among different cultures and religions, there are some common features that define the nature of God.Continue reading THE NATURE OF GOD
John 4:25-26: The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
These two verses are part of the account in John’s Gospel of Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well. He admitted openly to her that He was the Messiah, the deliverer whom God had been promising to send to His people for hundreds of years.Continue reading NAMES OF GOD (MESSIAH)
Moses learned an important lesson about violence and anger here. In the first case, he observed violence against a fellow Israelite and responded by killing the perpetrator. Clearly, other options were open to him: reporting the misdeed, using his position to bring the power of the state to bear against the perpetrator, advocating a change in state labor laws. In the second case, he intervened when some annoying shepherds pestered a group of young women, This time he did not kill but drove off the nuisances.Continue reading IS VIOLENCE OKAY WHEN FIGHTING VIOLENCE?
Solomon’s bride, the Shulamite, is speaking in this verse. In an age when women prized pure white skin, she was a country girl whose skin had been darkened by long exposure to the sun.Continue reading BIBLE CUSTOMS AND CURIOSITIES (SEEING BENEATH THE SURFACE)
Apart from these examples of literally raising hands, we also find biblical examples of this action in two related figures of speech. The mutinous revolt against established authority is described as raising one’s hand against a sitting ruler. Shortly after David survived the coup attempt of Absalom, Sheba initiated a revolt against David (2 Sam 20:1). Joab characterized this act of aggression by stating that Sheba had “lifted up his hand against the king” (2 Sam 20:21; 18:28; Ezra 6:12). The violence behind this figure of speech is also present in the figurativeContinue reading EVERYDAY LIFE IN BIBLE TIMES (HAND “TO RAISE OR STRETCH OUR” PT 2 OF 3)
As students , we learned to raise our hand in the classroom to gain recognition to speak. The en masse raising of hands at a sporting event signals celebration. Neither of these forms of hand raising are apparent in the art and literature of the ancient Near East, but we do find both morals and gods depicted with uplifted hands in a variety of scenarios.Continue reading EVERYDAY LIFE IN BIBLE TIMES (HANDS “TO RAISE OR STRETCH OUT” PT 1 OF 3)