Posts Categorized: Apostasy

1 Samuel 28:15 – Life Beyond Life?

During the reign of Saul, there was little he did that pleased the Lord.  One such act that could have been a positive for him in God’s eyes, but turned out poorly, revolved around witchcraft.  Multiple times Saul disobeyed the command of Yahweh.  The prophet in 1 Samuel 15:23 laid this out specifically for Saul:…

Luke 15:30 – This Son of Yours

We all know the parable of the Prodigal Son.  The younger of two sons demanded his inheritance while his father was still alive and went to a foreign land, where he squandered it.  In his dissolute living he finally realized the foolishness of his actions and how he was wasting his life.  Luke 15:17 tells…

1 Samuel 17:26 – Defying the Armies

While David was yet a youth and Saul was still king, the Philistines were a powerful force that constantly oppressed Israel. In those days, the two armies gathered on opposing mountains that stood above the Elah Valley.  For forty days the Philistines taunted Israel with their superior might.  During this time of testing their champion,…

Awaken Proph Upd 4-14-21 – New Age in Church

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 4-14-21 – New Age in the Church The church that Jesus Christ founded – that was birthed at Pentecost as described in the book of Acts – has been falling into apostasy for years. Discussion points: * New Age (generally) * New Age Belief Summary * Christian Yoga * Enneagram in…

Luke 14:28 – Counting the Cost

It’s an astounding fact that western Christianity has largely made itself no Christianity at all.  How is it that we’ve come from the early church, in which the apostles and the followers of Jesus were severely persecuted, to a place where following Jesus is made to be like having a boy- or girlfriend? In those…

1 Samuel 12:21 – Empty Things

“And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty.” (1 Samuel 12:21) How the world loves to pursue empty things!  All of humanity has a void in their heart and seeks to fill it, yet they almost always seek to do so in ways that don’t include…

1 Samuel 8:7 – Rejecting God

The mindset of the people in the Ancient Near East (ANE) was quite different from ours today.  This is a major reason that when we read the Bible, we need to do so with the mind of someone in ancient Israel.  If we don’t do that; if we read and judge from our modern perspective,…

Luke 12:46 – Cut to Pieces

When I read Luke 12:35-48, sub-headed in the ESV as You Must Be Ready, the passage inevitably disturbs me.  Jesus was speaking to His disciples and relating a parable that reflected directly upon His return from heaven.  The parable deals with the master who has gone away for his wedding feast and the servants who…

Luke 11:50-51 – The Doomed Generation

On the heels of Jesus describing the people of His time as an evil generation because they sought a sign from God – despite having seen many signs from Yahweh in the person of Jesus – He condemned them.  He said that the queen of Sheba and the men of Nineveh would rise up in…

Judges 20:35 – Destruction of Benjamin

The final events in the book of Judges 19-21 are among the most grievous in Scripture.  From a human perspective, it also seems to make little sense how God operated.  If you’re like me, perhaps you come away from the narrative scratching your head and wondering what God had in mind the way everything transpired….