My Crutch

For years I tried to uphold myself. Arrogantly, by my own strength I labored to keep myself upright. Boastfully seeing myself as the ultimate strength, the ultimate authority deciding right from wrong and truth from falsehood. The day came when my knees began to hurt, my back ached, my arms burned due to the terrible …

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John 3 and Conflict

Be aware: this article does not offer medial advice and does not call for the cessation of the taking of medicines.While speaking to Nicodemus, Jesus stated the following: “Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, …

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HYPOCRITES

Hypocrisy: 1. The feigning of beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; insincerity.2. Pretense of goodness. Hupokrisis (Greek):Playing a part on the stage.

Ha-Shem

There are some religious groups that claim that in order to truly have a relationship with God we must know and refer to Him by His true and proper name. One problem is that these groups cannot seem to agree on what God’s name is. Ha-Shem is Hebrew for The Name it has come to …

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God Who?

This essay was written on July 2002. This very basic essay was written because of the recent revival of God and prayer throughout the USA. On the one hand, we have experienced a wonderful time of coming together, repentance, prayer and thankfulness. On the other hand, this is a time in which due to syncretism[fn] …

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False Teachers Reveal Truth

Have you ever shaken your head in disbelief at the expounding of certain Christian teachers? Do these people seem to be false prophets, deceivers, ignorant and unstable, promoters of controversies, ferocious wolves, who offer meaningless talk, who are conceited and understand nothing, who exploit you, who tell fortunes for money, and use godliness as a …

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Did Jesus Say “I am God”?

A friend and I were asked, “Show me where Jesus said ‘I am God.’” We pointed the inquirer to John 8:58 where Jesus states “before Abraham was I AM.” The response was “he did not say ‘I am God.’”

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Confused About Creation

The following was written by Mounir Murad: “And out of the ground made the Lord to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” (Genesis 2:9)

Christmas

There appears to be two Christmases: one is all sugar coating and no substance and the other is substantive with sugar on top. What we are referring to is that one manner in which Christmas is celebrated is to focus on Santa Claus, trees, reindeers and gifts (secular Christmas) and the other way is to …

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Christianity’s Dangerously Liberal Side

It is very easy to pick on the orthodox-fundamentalists-conservatives but when it comes to authentic Christianity, liberalism is a danger. For example, a friend and I went to a lecture by Muslims about Islam. This lecture took place at a Christian church; St. Michael and all Angels Episcopal Church – Alb. NM.