Are we in the end times? I reckon the answer may depend more on someone's definition of "end times" than on what is happening in the world. But this column will look at Bible prophecies and current events. In Acts 2, Peter announces the fulfillment of a prophecy from the book of Joel. The prophecy … Continue reading End Times – Really?
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." - 2 Corinthians 5:17. It scares me when someone tells me they are a Christian, but there has never been evidence of a change in who they are. Christians are not broken … Continue reading Character Transformation
Christian, what guides you, your feelings or your beliefs? Christians have told me, "What a Spirit-filled service we had Sunday! I could just feel the Spirit move!" I ask, "Was your faith increased?" Blank stares are the standard response. People will talk to me about a situation in their lives. More often than not, the … Continue reading Feelings VS Faith
There is a man in our church that grew up on a farm. He drove a tractor at age eight. Driving down the road with him is like listening to a farm encyclopedia. Every piece of farm machinery we pass, he talks all about it. There is no doubt that this man knew more about … Continue reading It’s The Little Things
Jeremiah is one of my favorite books of the Bible. If you know the book, that may seem odd. It is a book of doom and gloom. Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet. The first chapter is a conversation between God and Jeremiah. God tells the prophet that He had a task for him … Continue reading Or Else?
January 22, 1973; the school year of 1973-74; and April 24, 1975 - keep those dates in memory. They are essential to the rest of the column. Abortion is a hot topic on the news, social media, and private conversation since the recent Supreme Court's choice to send the decisions on abortion laws back to … Continue reading It’s Not About Religion
Scattered throughout the Bible are the words of the Prophets. Some are blatant and obvious, like the books of Daniel and Revelation; other prophecies are more obscure such as Psalm 83. Jesus tells us of the future several times during His ministry. His most lengthy and detailed discourse of future events is called the Olivet … Continue reading The Great Ramping Up
It would be impossible to cover every social issue in 700-900 words, so we will start with the hot Supreme Court topic, abortion, and see where that leads us. Abortion. God is the creator of all life (Genesis 1; John 1:3; Acts 14:15, 17:24). So, we must ask, does life begin at birth, conception, or … Continue reading The Bible And Social Issues
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?
America needs healing, and that healing can only come from the Great Physician - Jesus Christ. The channel that Christ uses to heal a nation is His people. 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; … Continue reading America Needs Healing