Posts Tagged: god

Gathered & Scattered

The idea of people being scattered and gathered is prominent in the Bible for better and for worse, although God has seemingly preferred scattering because of man’s rebellious spirit.  This isn’t intended to be an exhaustive study, but the contrasts provide a different view of the story of mankind and the church. The first two…

Prophecy Update: What’s Next?

Two major events happened recently which appear to have significant prophetic implications.  In this essay, I want to suggest the possible ramifications flowing from these events. Of course the caveat applies that the author has no special revelations from God, only the speculative imagination that comes from being a fiction author. Event Number One is…

Calvinism & Free Will in the Deuteronomy 32 Worldview

It wasn’t long ago that I didn’t have strong feelings about Calvinism.  Being a believer that the Bible clearly teaches we have free will, I thought Calvinism was off-base, but it was one of those subjects where I said, “Whatever…”  That has changed. One person who recently contacted me regarding one of my essays also…

Abraham, Melchizedek, & Righteousness

We don’t hear a lot about righteousness these days, but it’s one of the keys to our relationship with the Lord.  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines righteousness as “acting in accord with divine or moral law; free from guilt or sin.”  Our moral law comes from God, so if we act in accordance with that, we…

NAR’s Last Days Revival

Our church has a seniors’ ministry which I’ve studiously avoided.  I certainly qualify in the appropriate age range, but I engage in a bit of denial.  When I meet people and they ask me what I do or if I’m retired, I tell them I don’t use the “R” word; I’m too busy.  That being…

Prophecy Update – America’s Financial Doom

I know, that’s a cheery title for this essay.  Unfortunately, the facts bear out that our time of financial prosperity is short.  As has been cited by many writers besides me who look at the world’s condition through a Biblical, prophetic lens, regardless what the pundits may say, conditions on this earth as we know…

Jesus Glorified – How Does That Work?

In church on a recent Sunday our pastor gave us a good reminder.  He emphasized the dual nature of Jesus: fully God and fully man—what is called the hypostatic union—which is completely incomprehensible to us.  We can understand half of one and half of the other, but 100% of both?  Does that make sense in…

Rapture Interest – A Contrarian Indicator

There’s no shortage of financial advice “out there” that is either freely accessible or available through a subscription service.  One of the sources that I’ve found useful in this economic realm is Stansberry Research.  They have a number of different newsletters covering the gamut of investments by many different writers, but the hallmark of Stansberry…

“There Is No Rapture”

Recently, someone publicly sent me his thoughts based on a YouTube commentary I made.  Randy was quite direct: “There is no Rapture.”  He then proceeded to outline his so-called Scriptural proofs.  In reading his reasoning, I’m fully of the opinion that Randy is completely off-base in his understanding of God’s Word and His overall plans…

Whom Will God Rapture? – A Willing Bride

What is the nature of an upcoming wedding?  Surely, it is a bridegroom who eagerly anticipates his wedding night and a bride who looks forward to a loving relationship with her betrothed.  Why then, when we consider the marriage of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, with the love of His life—the Church—that we don’t…