Vol: 166 Issue: 28 - Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Seven Are An Abomination
According to the Book of Proverbs, although God hates sin, He has seven sins in particular that He hates more than all the rest.
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As We See the Day Approaching
July 28, 2015 - Prophecy - Signs
The Prophet Ezekiel arrived in Babylon in Nebuchadnezzar’s last wave of captives, about 597 B.C, along with Israel’s deposed King, Jehoachin (also known as Jeconiah). Not coincidence. The nation of Israel, for the moment, was official history. And Ezekiel was there to make sure God’s people had “the rest of the story”.
Memories of Things to Come
July 27, 2015 - Prophecy - Signs
"Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure." Isaiah 46:9-10
Is God Finished With Israel?
July 24, 2015 - In Defense of the Faith
If there's one thing that's guaranteed to get me more fired up than those who apply the word "escapism" to pretribulationism, it is those who deny national Israel has a future in God's plan in the face of all the biblical evidence for it.
The First Murder
July 23, 2015 - Terror - Islam
According to a newly released report, a little chromosome modification and man can live forever. With the world seemingly devolving rather than evolving, I’m not sure I would sign up. Whether one believes in God or not (the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), the times seem supernaturally scary to many if not most, at least those who read/watch actual news.
Still in the Dark
July 21, 2015 - In Defense of the Faith
Confession time: My guilty summer pleasure, one I indulge in every Sunday afternoon, is bobbing around my pool in a giant floaty chair (with a giant diet coke in its cupholder), reading science magazines. Doubly stimulating (with both sensory and cognitive input), thus doubly entertaining. Have you read any popular science lately? Then you know I mean entertaining.
The Fullness of the Gentiles
July 20, 2015 - Witnessing Tools
For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery-- so that you will not be wise in your own estimation-- that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; Romans 11:25
ISIS Mimics Israel
July 17, 2015 - Terror - Islam
Apparently ISIS mimics Israel.
Why Did God Make Mosquitos?
July 16, 2015 - Prophecy - Signs
As a zoology student in 1973, we spent a lot of time studying mosquitos, fleas and ticks. I never could see the purpose of these insects, other than as a food source for bats, wasps and fish. But let them eat cake.
Requiem for Reason
July 13, 2015 - Witnessing Tools
Formerly bedrock concepts like reason and empirical evidence, now abandoned by the postmoderns, have left in their wake only the pervasive position that all religions, lifestyles, and moral beliefs are equally valid. (The only sin left, actually, is to suggest otherwise). The flock? Predictably, desperate to appear open-minded.
July 13, 2015 - Witnessing Tools
It was September of 2007, and I was sitting in a Baptist church in Tennessee. There was no one in the row in front of me, nor behind me. The lighting was somewhat dim as musicians were on the stage performing a solo worship song. I was listening and yet not listening, because at the time, I was still the wayward, black sheep prodigal church goer. I was just there hoping that something would inspire me to get back into my faith, but more often than not, I was just warming a pew. But something happened this particular Sunday, that I have carried with me ever since.
Raging Against God
July 10, 2015 - Witnessing Tools
I've been having one of "those" times. You may have had those days where you feel miserable and out of step with the world. You feel defeated and the smallest grievances get you riled up.