“If you do not diligently observe all the words of this law written in this scroll by revering this glorious and awesome name, Yahweh your God, then Yahweh shall overwhelm you with your plagues and the plagues of your offspring, severe plagues and lasting illnesses, grievous and enduring. Deuteronomy 28:58–59 (LEB) God is referenced throughout ourContinue reading “Brutal Honesty: We’re in Trouble”
Author Archives: Gary Vail
And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day of your bringing the wave offering’s sheaf—there shall be seven full weeks. Until the day after the seventh Sabbath you shall count fifty days; then you shall present a new grain offering for Yahweh. Leviticus 23:15–16 (LEB) Shavuot is traditionallyContinue reading “Happy Shavuot!”
The Ancient Paths are Better
Thus says Yahweh: “Stand at the roads and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the way of the good is, and walk in it, and find rest for your inner selves. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Jeremiah 6:16 We lose sight of our past as society progresses and everyContinue reading “The Ancient Paths are Better”
Who is a Christian? Who Can be Saved?
And the earth is defiled beneath its inhabitants.For they have transgressed laws;they have passed by statutes;they have broken the everlasting covenant. Isaiah 24:5 (LEB) I enjoy engaging with strangers on social media to discuss religious topics because there is no shortage of opinions and willingness to debate. I am exposed to many belief systems thatContinue reading “Who is a Christian? Who Can be Saved?”
Does God Want Us to be Dumb?
Now these were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica. They accepted the message with all eagerness, examining the scriptures every day to see if these things were so. Therefore many of them believed, and not a few of the prominent Greek women and men. Acts 17:11–12 (LEB) Gnosticism is a belief system that puts theContinue reading “Does God Want Us to be Dumb?”
Generations to Come
I invoke as a witness against you today the heaven and the earth: life and death I have set before you, blessing and curse. So choose life, so that you may live, you and your offspring, by loving Yahweh your God by listening to his voice and by clinging to him, for he is your lifeContinue reading “Generations to Come”
Manipulation, Control, Religion and Christianity
Remove from me the noise of your songs, and I do not want to hear the melody of your harps! But let justice roll on like the water, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Amos 5:23–24 (LEB) People have used religion to manipulate and control other people for thousands of years. Socrates was brought toContinue reading “Manipulation, Control, Religion and Christianity”
Yeshua or Yearly Sungod Resurrections?
And not by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, he entered once for all into the most holy place, obtaining eternal redemption. Hebrews 9:12 (LEB): There is a great contrast between the yearly resurrection of the sun god and the resurrection of the Messiah Yeshua. Unfortunately, the myths of theContinue reading “Yeshua or Yearly Sungod Resurrections?”
What do the Dead know?
Death Deprives Humans of Everything in Life Whoever is joined to all the living has hope. After all, even a live dog is better than a dead lion! For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything. They no longer have a reward, and even the memory of themContinue reading “What do the Dead know?”
Is this Really the End?
And in the day of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, and the kingdom will not be left for another nation, and it will bring an end to all these kingdoms, but it will stand forever. Inasmuch as you saw that a stone from theContinue reading “Is this Really the End?”