Obedience is Better than Sacrifice

What is more pleasing to a parent, a child who continually rebels and then apologizes, or one that is obedient? Children have to be taught what is expected of them, and they will often challenge instruction, causing the need for correction. As a parent, it is pleasing to see a child learn what is expectedContinue reading “Obedience is Better than Sacrifice”

Bread, Wheat and Chaff

Those who know me understand the importance I place on quality bread. I started making bread from organic, stone ground flour and from ancient grains seven years ago. However, at the time, I didn’t realize the significance of bread concerning the ancient people of Yahweh, and His instructions regarding bread. Also, there are many instancesContinue reading “Bread, Wheat and Chaff”

Feed the Hungry, Clothe the Naked, Hear, Listen and Do

How well do we take care of the people around us? Many I know personally are very generous, but I have run into a person or two who believe the responsibility for taking care of people’s needs belongs to someone else. My favorite dialogue is in the movie A Christmas Carol , and it goesContinue reading “Feed the Hungry, Clothe the Naked, Hear, Listen and Do”

Information from Ezra We Stopped Reading, and Hope in the Resurrection of the Dead

The book of Revelation in the Bible is often neglected in Christianity due to its supposed difficulty and plain weirdness. Also, many people have made a lot of money trying to explain the visions John had and wrote down in the book. People often try to set dates for events, that are always wrong, whichContinue reading “Information from Ezra We Stopped Reading, and Hope in the Resurrection of the Dead”

Lost Identity and the New Covenant

What is the new covenant and who is it with? If you are a Christian or were raised attending Sunday school, you have likely heard of the new covenant. Many times, terms are mentioned that were taught about years ago, and now, it is just assumed everyone knows what they mean, when in fact, manyContinue reading “Lost Identity and the New Covenant”

Thief in the night? Sacrifice or obedience?

We have always been told in evangelical churches to be ready because Jesus will come like a thief in the night, and no one knows the day or hour. So how does one stay ready? If a person is ready then does the thief in the night analogy even apply? Are we talking about aContinue reading “Thief in the night? Sacrifice or obedience?”

What’s in a name?

It is interesting unraveling some of the linguistic situations that present themselves in modern translations of the Bible. In the Christian Bible there is the Old Testament, which was originally written in Hebrew, and the New Testament, which was originally written in Greek; or was it? Then there is the Septuagint, which seventy Hebrew translatorsContinue reading “What’s in a name?”