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?
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?”
Conjecture means to form an opinion or supposition based on incomplete information. Some common synonyms include guesswork, hunch, and theory. One I like is shot in the dark. If you are serious about learning where the church gets its doctrine, you would do well to keep these terms in mind. Continue reading “More Conjecture”
A Heartfelt Welcome
Do you know that I still love you? Do you know that I would never do anything to hurt you? Do you know that I feel guilty for holding on to something that will change your life forever like it has done mine? Do you know that I am willing to risk losing every one of you and face being shunned by you in order to bring you this information? While I hope that is not the outcome, I feel that strongly that you have a right to know the things that I know. It is with this in mind that I am going to enlighten you to several things in the Holy Scriptures.
What do you do when you find out that someone has misled you? Many of us get mad and lash out in some way. The sad fact is that people lie to each other. When we catch a friend or family member in a lie, our trust in that person is shaken and in many cases, it is shattered. The extent to which that trust is shattered is in direct proportion to the size of the lie. Small lies are most times overlooked while big lies take more time to be repaired. Often these big lies cause irreparable damage resulting in one never having anything to do with that person. One of the biggest reasons for divorce is dishonesty. None of this is new information.
With over 33,000 denominations worldwide, Christianity is by far the most diverse religion in the world. That number comes from “World Christian Encyclopedia” by Barrett, Kurian, Johnson (Oxford Univ Press, 2nd edition, 2001). If this number seems high to you think for a minute about the other religions of the world. No other religion is quite as divided. One would think that the purpose of a religion is to bring people together. In Christianity, this simply is not the case. Protestants are by far the most divisive, although they might have you believe otherwise. Ask a protestant what they think about Catholics and see what kind of answer you get. The sad fact that none of them realise is that they came directly from the Catholic church. Continue reading “Are You One of the 33,000”
Zecharia 8:20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come peoples, and the inhabitants of many cities; 21 and the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying: Let us go speedily to entreat the favour of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts; I will go also. 22 Yea, many peoples and mighty nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favour of the LORD. 23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying: We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’