Why don’t churches have Bible studies anymore? It seems all they have are studies of books ‘about’ the Bible.
An interesting look at the history of silver in the Bible and how it was used as currency.
Why did God command Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac? God was teaching a lesson, but not just testing Abraham’s faith as is often taught.
Are we really being honest with ourselves about who influences our views about the Bible?
Should Christians ever seek revenge or vengeance?
What does the Bible say about self defense and owning guns or other weapons?
I know. I know. Nobody is supposed to be “judgmental.” It is the cardinal sin of Christians. And it is the response we get from non-Christians about every nod we make in the direction of hinting that some things are right – and others wrong. Especially with reference to the latter, we are reminded that judging is wrong.
The ‘fear of the Lord’ is a phrase of Old Testament piety meaning that it was a fulfillment of religious obligations. But it is not just a command from the Old Testament.
Abram (later renamed Abraham) is a very important man in the Biblical scheme of things because God’s promises to him recorded in Genesis 12:1-3 (and repeated multiple times afterward) set the course for human history.
How tolerant! How understanding! God loves all people so why should we be cruel? Why should we correct them? People work hard and get beaten up every day so why should we beat them up on Sunday (as one popular TV preacher often says)? It isn’t our place to tell them they’re sinners – they know they’re sinners! “It’s our place to loooove them!” Right?
This jug dates back to the time of Kind David! Richard Freund, from the University of Hartford Center for Judaic Studies, says the inscription on the jug was found in 2012. The Hebrew writing on the jug places Israelites in Jerusalem earlier than previously thought.
It wasn’t until the last few years that I reconsidered the importance of animals in terms of how God views them. I’d always just considered them to be sort of an accessory to humans. Nothing more than beings to serve us when we wanted them to but of little value when we didn’t. That despite the fact I’ve always been close to animals.
From the time we get up in the morning until we go to bed at night we are bombarded with information from the television, radio, books, movies, and newspapers. But is information the same thing as wisdom?
In Romans six we find one of Paul’s shorter lists. It contains only three words. Though some have found fault with my reasoning, I find in this tripartite list the very essence of the gospel. Jesus lived a perfect life so that he might die, be buried and then rise from the tomb.
Leviticus 24:5-9 relates a Torah rule about worship protocol. The priests were to prepare a dozen loaves of fresh bread every week. They were to be placed on the golden table before Yahweh on the Sabbath. When the weekly replacement occurred, the priests could eat the bread being removed. The law was clear: no one but priests could devour the sacred Bread of the Presence.