I recently heard someone say the Bible can't be trusted because there are missing verses in some versions and it has been added to. Mark 16:9-20 was the particular culprit in that conversation. The claim is that it was not part of the original text written by Mark. Therefore it was added later and should not be part of the Bible. It is a well known and often quoted section. If it is not original, then Christians around the world have been deceived.
Jul 16, 2019
Perhaps you didn’t know elephants lived in Israel? I admit, I never really thought about it, but the animals had to pass through there from Ararat to Africa somehow. Anyway, there are two sites mentioned in the article, one near the Golan Heights and the other near Kafr Qasem, about ten miles northeast of Tel Aviv. Why should this matter to Christians?
Jun 14, 2019
Identity is a big issue today. We research our history with DNA. We claim ethnicity and gender, sometimes by fact, sometimes by feelings. We point to neighborhoods, regions, diplomas or rap sheets as qualifiers and forecasts of futures. But who builds the fences to plot the territory of our potential?
May 15, 2019
In 2017, one person out of fifteen was affected by identity theft. In 2018 the number had increased and the crime became more sophisticated as data breaches exposed social security numbers. But there is an identity theft Christians are experiencing and few are aware of it.
If you are a born again Christian, here are three signs your identity has been stolen.
Mar 20, 2019
As Christians we sometimes fail to realize what Jesus’ salvation has won for us. We sit at the cross, mindful of our sin. But Colossians 1:12 says God has made us fit to share in the inheritance of his saints. Most Christians think that inheritance is what is reserved for us in heaven. But the verses in Colossians are part of a prayer Paul was praying for believers to experience on earth. Remember Jesus’ praying that we are to ask for God’s will on earth as it is in heaven?
I grew up hearing a message that suffering was good. It made you more spiritual. Jesus suffered, and I needed to suffer just like Him because it would bring Him glory. Suffering for Jesus was a big deal. What I didn’t know is that the Bible doesn’t say it like I learned it.