Short studies on a range of topics.
The modern generation is so overloaded with ephemeral images and data on phones and tablets that they are in danger of losing their physical long sight and wider vision. The sign of Israel, being no longer a new nation, is perhaps not as ascendant to a post-modern myopic generation as it was to more far seeing generations.... More
There is a cultural fascination with wizardry and witchcraft which may have to do with romanticism of its power in fiction and fashion and have little to do with function and sordid fact. But at the core of functional witchcraft is a rejection of the God of the Bible, and the servants of Christ might wish to reject fashion and fiction for the most amazing fact, as illustrated by the Witch of Endor.... More
There are historians that claim many people of the USA believe the country had an important destiny to fulfil. The US began as a refuge for many religious groups, which were identified by their belief in God and maintained moral principles. To what extent do the Americans believe that the USA has a “destiny?”... More
There is some speculation in Christian eschatology that Psalm 83 speaks Israel of our time. In a recent conversation with another I asked which modern nations are referred to. Let us look at it.... More
The purpose of this short paper is to explore the possibility that the prophecy of the seventy weeks, given in Daniel 9:16 – 27, has an application to the second coming of Messiah as well as his first coming.... More
Recently I was reading Paul's speech to the Athenians on Mars' hill, and noted that it was timeless. The speech was and is still relevant, from fundamentals of life to the day appointed for judgement. ... More
There are any amount of people willing to be seen shouting and waving their arms that CO2 emissions will lead to the end of the earth in 12 or 10 years, or 12 years after whenever the last prediction failed. They are indeed a sign. Atmospheric CO2 is going up. BUT it is a sign of the greatest blessing to the poured out that the earth has ever seen!
The word of God is not soft and nice, it is a fire and it is a hammer. This is not someone's opinion, this is the word of the Lord Himself.
There are great events in the world that matter very little one way or the other, and there are small events that matter greatly. We may have faith in the Bible because we see the impossible miraculous fulfilment of the precise detail of its prophecy, in what seem small things: After a drought of 1260 years, it now rains miracles in greater Jerusalem.
Each year since 2009 it is mentioned that the American White House keeps the Passover. The ritual was initiated in 2009 by then President Barack Obama. Some Christian groups also hold Passover feasts. The problem is – have they read the Bible? ... More