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tanakh
My readings of the Pentateuch have given me a deeper insight and understanding of its overall significance to the canon of Scripture. In this article, I will share my thoughts about the following: What I believe to be the central motif of the Pentateuch, How the balance of the motif was carried out in the Old Testament, How the...
resist temptation
Temptation is a Greek word "peirasmos" which means a pressure applied to your thinking designed to create wrong emotions which will eventually lead to wrong actions. Being born-again will never stop you from being tempted, but remember: The Bible teaches us that anytime we are tested, God has already opened an escape route for us (1 Cor 1:13). When the wrong...
father son
by Tim Branch Have you ever felt like God has a secret club, and you’re not in it? Hey, it’s okay if you raise your hand. I’m raising mine. I have a distinct memory of Wednesday night youth group worship in high school. I remember looking around at everyone else lifting their hands up and singing at the top of their lungs...
ecumenical relativism
The Facebook post reads, “Pope Francis Says All Major Religions Are Paths To Same God” and shows Pope Francis posing for a picture with other interfaith leaders. The accompanying comment: “Many names. Same Source.” This article refers to the video produced by the Pope World Prayer Network, first seen back in January 2016; over four years ago at the time...
christian self-defense
Respectfully, I think I’m noticing an underlying trend over the past few years since I first wrote this article on Christian martial arts. Let's take a moment to look at the most-used defense for Christian violence. I’ll call it the “Loved Ones Defense”. The Loved Ones Defense of Martial Arts In the Loved Ones Defense, the Christian martial arts enthusiast has...
spiritual warfare prayers scriptures
Sometimes, we believers forget we're embroiled in a spiritual battle waging in an invisible realm all around us. "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge," is a Hosea 4:6 reality. Unfortunately, we seldom think to connect our natural trials to supernatural causes, so we rarely fight back with the supernatural power and authority we've been given. Is every...
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