Creation and Time

The fundamental properties of the universe (space, time and matter) are referenced in the first verse of the first chapter of the first book of the Bible: “In the beginning (Time), God created the heavens (space) and the earth (matter).” Genesis 1:1. Indeed, in the Hebrew Bible, the very first word is “התחלה” which […]

Legitimate Biblical Slavery?

Some Christian folks in the West like to act as if slavery was the biggest sin in the history of mankind, and that the USA, which, according to them, was “built on slavery”, stands as Criminal #1. Or maybe Criminal #2, since Adolph takes up place #1. It’s interesting to watch them squirm when […]

Online Resources

There is a vast repository of quality teaching available on YouTube. Unfortunately, there is a lot more dirt than gold. Here is a list of YouTube channels and lecture series that I have found beneficial. Each of the teachers are highly qualified, are published authors, and have taught courses at various universities. Each of […]

The Woke’s Irony of Corporate Confessions

Many Christians in the CRT/Woke camp are fond of acting as if racism is the #1 sin. They also like to remind us that countries (well, America, at least) can be guilty of corporate sin, and that God can and will punish people (well, ancient Israel and modern America, at least) corporately. They’ll point […]

Not Willing That Any Should Perish – 4 Views

Let’s examine verses like 2 Peter 3:9 where we read that “God is not willing that any should perish”.It seems to me that there are 2 grammatically legitimate ways to read this verse, and 4 potential conclusions that can be drawn from these 2 different readings.1. READING 1, CONCLUSION 1“God is not willing […]

A Brief History of Edom

Petra (Edom)

The Bible traces the people of Edom to Esau, son of Isaac and twin brother of Jacob, born approximately 2,000 BC. By the time of the Exodus in 1446 BC, the offspring of Esau had grown to be a respectably-sized nation, living in the lands of Seir, given to them by God […]

No Hell or Judgment In Acts??

An article on rethinking the Gospel was recently brought to my attention. Among other things, it claimed that there were no warnings of hell and judgement in the book of Acts. Yikes!

Here is my response:

This article presents some landmines that need to be explored.

Scope

There is huge danger in “rethinking” an essential […]

On Gun Crimes in the USA

A collection of random-ish facts about gun crimes in the USA.

A good bit of effort has been spent to stick with reliable sources and raw numbers. To that end, newspaper articles (which may or may not properly explain relevant data) are not cited in this page. National crime statistics are readily available at the […]

KJVO Issues with Hebrews 1:6

I frequently run into KJVOs (King James Onlyists) who cannot seem to understand why Hebrews 1:6 nullifies their belief that “the King James is the one and only perfectly true pure and preserved word of God, and all other modern translations are corrupt.” Hopefully this article will shed some useful light on this question.

The […]

Jephthah’s Top Ten Thoughts

As Jephthah launched his assault against the Ammonite enemies, he pledged that if God would give him the victory, he would sacrifice the first thing coming out of his house. After the victory, he heads home ..and out walks his daughter. When she realizes what she’s done, she goes off into the mountains to mourn […]