Jericho’s Population & Fortifications

Archeologist of all stripes – Biblical, secular and otherwise – affirm that the ancient city of Jericho has walls that did indeed come a-tumbling down. They even affirm that the walls tumbled outwards instead of inwards – not at all what you’d expect for a city under siege. You can see the 9-acre archaeological site […]

Pendulum

Understanding God is paramount.

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who […]

Devine Deceit

Is it ever right to do wrong to do right?

Generally, the answer is no.

But is it ever right to lie?

Interestingly enough, the Bible shows us that the answer can be ‘yes’.

Here’s a brief list of people in the Bible that lied or deceived other people and (apparently) received blessings from God […]

Was Jesus Silent On Homosexuality?

Pro-gay people will frequently claim that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. His silence, they insist, is supposed to mean that a) He has no problem with it, and b) everyone else should be silent about it.

If you’re a self-interested speed-reader, you’ll find precious little in the Gospels about homosexuality. But so what? Jesus […]

On Polygamy

Some random thoughts on polygamy:

I think Mark Twain said it best: “Of course the Bible is against polygamy – no man can serve two masters”.

Personally, I don’t know why someone would want two mothers-in-law, but if we want to look specifically at what Scripture says, I think the issue is not quite as […]

. . . But I Say

Lots of people teach the idea that Jesus did away with the Old Testament and taught the New Testament audience a new code of conduct in . When I point out that the immediately preceding verses negate that thought (“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets… until heaven […]

Learn About Reformation Day!

Reformation Day is celebrated on October 31st and it commemorates Martin Luther’s nailing the 95 thesis on the Wittenburg Door and the protests against the sins of the Roman Catholic church. The Christian faith was profoundly impacted by the Reformers: Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Ulrich Zwingli, Jan Hus and many more.

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A Tale of Two Books

Consider the following hypothetical:

On Day1 of Creation, God created light, separated it from night, called one ‘Day’ and the other ‘Night’. All in a day’s work.

Suppose an angel came along at that time and said “Lord – You know all things. Please – write for me a book of […]

Solomon’s Bride

Glory is deceitful and beauty is vain. But a woman who looks like Solomon’s wife – now you’re talkin’!

Back in Bible College, our OT prof gave out this picture. No clue where he got it from. I’ve long lost my copy, but it turns out that some people have posted the same thing […]

The Fall and The Curse

It’s worth considering the fact that there is a distinction between The Fall () and The Curse ().

Here’s what I mean:

The Fall (The instant Adam & Eve eat the fruit):

Man is cut off from God Man’s eyes are opened Man and woman feel shame due to their nakedness Adam and Eve begin […]