By Cate Russell-Cole Going through David’s life, there are some parts which bother me and one is his dance with the truth. David told three major lies to get out of trouble in his early life: 1. to the Priests at Nob; [Ref. 1 Samuel 21, Nob and point 2.] 2. when he first fled into […]
By Mark Huddleston There are different kinds of people you should avoid. Pessimistic people defy all logic. These types of people are unaware in most cases of the negative impact they have on the people they associate with. Then there are others who are quite aware of the impact that they have on the people […]
Slavery has sown seeds of hatred, mistrust and discord which may be with us for generations to come. Today we witness so many sad scenarios. We see acts of injustice. There are those who still hold and practice white supremacy views and it is condoned, encouraged and supported by a minority. Then there are those who want revenge for ills perpetrated against black people and it is also condoned and encouraged by some.
At Easter we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Going on two years now, we buried my wonderful wife, Debbie. For those who don’t know she passed on June 30, 2016 from a battle with cancer. It was a very difficult thing to do.
It is time for you to declare that, whether others realize it or not, you are worthy of being treated right, you are worthy of respect and honor...
Even Jesus admitted, " I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me," (John 5:30). Jesus wasn't about doing parlor tricks with the power He had. He used it as He was lead to do so.
The freshness of the New Year is a reminder that God lavishes us with life, provision, and new mercies. At the time of the Exodus, Yahweh told the people of Israel to pick up just enough manna each day for their households, six days a week. He gave enough for every day--no need to worry, no need to hoard, no need to gorge.
There are many similar and different thoughts (religious, scientific, medical, social, educational, etc.) on the issue of whether masturbation is a vice or virtue. My purpose here is to examine what the Bible has to say since it is the final authoritative word for us Christians.
There has been an avalanche of thoughts expressed on the issue of sex dolls since they gained new, unrivaled popularity such as has not been seen since their inception. Social media was a sound tool in the propagation of this “felony” as considered by the female folk.
Undergraduate engineering students of John Hopkins University customized a stroller for Karam Tarazi, a 6 year old boy who is suffering from a rare, progressive genetic disease that has damaged his nervous system. As a result, he lacks muscle control, can’t walk nor talk, and has some other physical challenges.
By Gboyega Omolayo The truth is unshakeable. I love to refer to the seventeenth chapter of the book of John as a key valedictory prayer of Our Lord Jesus for believers before the conclusion of the His earthly ministry. He prayed to God for those who have come to believe in Him at that time as well […]
Music helps children who have ADHD achieve greater self-control in social situations and strengthens cognitive functioning. “Students learn to listen, take turns, anticipate changes, and pick up on cues in ways they might not do outside of a music-therapy session,” according to music therapist Kirsten Hutchinson.
Decisions to be made: Traditions, sacraments, ceremonies, rituals, and habits: which to keep, which to toss?
The importance of understanding the Blood Covenant is found in the fact that the basis of Christianity is rooted in a Blood Covenant. The Blood Covenant between God and Abraham, the foundation for the relationship of God to His chosen people, appears in the New Testament as a New Covenant, this time between God and those who choose to serve Him in Christ.
What then does being more fully human look like? And how do I return to what was lost? And how do I change?
The truth is that tithing as presently practiced by many churches, especially the so called Pentecostal or Evangelical churches, is unscriptural. Take away tithing and the attraction and motivation to be the founder and president of an ‘international ministry’ would disappear.
But the Queen is hardly ever the object of this kind of criticism. Instead, believers often speak very highly of her. You can often hear people, including Christians, say things like, “In over sixty years on the throne, the queen has hardly put a foot wrong.”
The Word of God, as it is rightly so, issues from the creator of life, God. As such, no human being holds ownership to the good gems enshrined in the Holy writings. The copyright owner is exclusively the Almighty God.
By Cate Russell-Cole We tend to think of Solomon’s descent into abandoning God as a simple process. He had too many foreign wives who influenced him, and that finished him off. However, the more I have studied ancient history and gained an understanding of what was happening in the world surrounding Isra’el, the more I […]
God wants Christians to be in the habit of testing a wide variety of things, trying to find out if He approves of them
I have to caution that there is absolutely no scriptural justification for the belief that spirits of the dead can or do return and manifest themselves to the living. It is my belief that all encounters with what are believed to be "ghosts" are actually demonic manifestations designed to deceive
White supremacy is part of the antichrist spirit mentioned in the New Testament. It is in complete opposition to Christ's gospel, for the following reasons:
I didn’t realize how bad things had gone until I found myself scouting for coins in the pockets of jackets and jeans around the house to get enough to buy water for the house. How did we get so low? Where did we go wrong? Bills had piled up, debtors were constantly calling and there was no doubt we needed help.
Christian leaders seem to center their emphasis on one message a week, followed by unsupervised "free time" where their "sheep" are free to pursue whatever agendas they want.
Wishing all our readers a very Happy 4th of July!
I continue to believe that we are becoming a deeply “soulless” world. In a 24-hour world of endless news cycle and social media, there is a visceral sense of desensitization assaulted on our humanity. This experience, for me, was not a denial or minimization of tough experiences that I will ...
If the ‘new revelations’ being taught on faith now is what would finally make the audience’s faith work, why did the preachers’ faith work prior to now without the new revelation?
Have you ever been hit from all sides with troubles, painful delays or find yourself falling in and out of unexplainable setbacks that steal your peace and threaten your sanity?
"I'm afraid that if I ever had to suffer persecution like some Christians in other countries, I won't be able to stand strong. That terrifies me! What if I fall apart? What if I can't take it?"
In the usual doublespeak error where we say Christ is the final sacrifice for sin on one hand but wouldn't mind picking anything that supports our pettiness from the law of Moses on the other hand. The quest not to suffer a witch to live has graduated to all out declaration for every enemy to die in the name of Jesus and over time this have become the central theme of our prayer and the drawer of people to prayer meetings.