Faith Cannot Come by Hearing

Most people of faith know what they believe.  They may not know a lot about their beliefs or from where they come.  But, most are confident that what they believe is true.  Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing.  Can this possibly be true?  Let’s explore this concept.   Continue reading “Faith Cannot Come by Hearing”

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Was the Sabbath Made for Man

In the New Testament, we are told that the Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath.  This is the reason most Christians use to explain away any observance of the Sabbath.  The reference comes from Mark 2: 23-28.  Continue reading “Was the Sabbath Made for Man”

Arrogance: the Root of Sin

Arrogance is a huge problem in the world today.  It has been defined as showing an offensive attitude of superiority as well as exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth or importance.  It’s easy to see how this can be a problem in social situations.  But the problem goes much deeper than that.  Continue reading “Arrogance: the Root of Sin”

The Church in the Eye of the Hurricane

In the United States, there are disastrous conditions on many fronts. What is going on brings thoughts of divine retribution.  But is that what is really going on or not?

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What if the Bible Was Changed

Growing up in a Christian home, we had a lot of Bibles around.  We each had our own and there were others as well. I come from one of those families that only read the King James version.  It was the only Bible I’d ever read until I was an adult.  It wasn’t like we had discussions about other versions.  We weren’t told to not read them.  It was just what we had and what we read.  Little did I know that what I was reading was not real scripture.  It had been changed centuries earlier just so the church could make certain claims about jesus.   Continue reading “What if the Bible Was Changed”

Do You Feel Saved?

How much impact do your feelings have on your beliefs?  That is, do you believe a certain way because of how it makes you feel?  This is not as simple a question as it seems.  Many people find themselves in a certain belief system only because of some initial emotional response they encountered.    Continue reading “Do You Feel Saved?”

What Happened to Love Your Neighbor?

There appears to be so much hatred in the world today.  Most people seem to choose a side in every debate that comes along.  Social media fuels it while every so-called media outlet is scrambling to give their take on it.  But, there are a lot of us who just want to live our lives without any of the media hype which is blasted at us everywhere we turn. Continue reading “What Happened to Love Your Neighbor?”