Month: January 2021

  • Freedom

    Freedom

    The passage below is taken from Eugene Peterson’s introduction to Paul’s letter to the Galatians: When men and women get their hands on religion, one of the first things they often do is turn it into an instrument for controlling others, either putting or keeping them “in their place.” The history of such religious manipulation […]

  • You cannot serve God and Mammon

    You cannot serve God and Mammon

    The bible says, quite rightly of course, that money answers all things (Ecclesiastes 10:19). It also says that the love of it is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10 KJV). Jesus was completely unconcerned about having or not having money. He was supremely confident in His Father’s care and so wasn’t bothered when […]

  • Tearing apart the Lion of Judah

    Tearing apart the Lion of Judah

    Samson tore apart a lion of Judah in the Old Testament.  I don’t think anything is ever put in the Bible by accident.  A lot of the OT foreshadows things in the NT. 5 So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Now to his surprise, a young […]

  • Under authority

    Under authority

    When Jesus was twelve years old, he went up to Jerusalem with His family and stayed behind doing His Father’s business (Luke 2:41-52).  The trouble was that His earthly father and mother didn’t understand that.  They didn’t know that at 12 He was ready to start His ministry. It would have been a challenge to […]

  • Dissenting

    Dissenting

    I am a bible believing Christian. As a result of reading the bible many people like us over many centuries and in many cultures have concluded that aspects of the Sacrifice of the Mass are in flat contradiction to what the bible says. For instance, the writer to the Hebrews says that there was one […]