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More Famous Fathers of the Old Testament

We have seen so far how favoritism from Isaac and Jacob wrecked havoc on families and how David failed to interfere with his sons when they needed discipline and correction.  By not interfering, David sowed the field for future heartache when two sons tried to overthrow him on two separate occasions.  Neglect is also a …

More Famous Fathers of the Old Testament

Favoritism turns out to be a common theme in the Old Testament, especially in the lives of Isaac and Jacob. Isaac had twin sons named Jacob, the younger, and Esau, his favorite.  Esau was a man’s man, a skillful hunter, captain of the football team and homecoming king.  Jacob was smaller than Esau, quiet, unassuming, …

Famous Fathers of the Old Testament

A gold mine of truth and wisdom is at our fingertips for those willing to search.  Precious nuggets of comfort or direction can be readily found in the Bible and directly applied to our present needs.  God’s Word even presents to us case studies on fatherhood, not to mention advice. When you dig deep enough, …

Isn’t Christianity for the weak-minded? How can I know Christianity is true?

Scientific facts rest on evidence.  Our human senses grasp the evidence and we come to believe that fact.  Faith goes a step further. It is being sure of what we hope for and certain in what we do not see. I think it is safe to say that there is always a “leap” to believe …

What makes the Bible different than other holy books

Christianity believes and teaches that the Bible alone is the revealed Word of God.  Even though it was written by men, Christianity makes the claim that the ultimate author was God.  This claim was not invented by Christian believers, but the Bible itself makes this claim as to being true.

How Christians and Mormons view perfection differently

The Bible could define Christianity or a believer in Christ as one who is perfect in Christ.  The standard for going to heaven is perfection as the Bible states, “Be perfect, therefore as your heavenly father is perfect.”  It is Christ’s substitute on the cross for us that Christians can consider themselves already perfect.  Faith …

The Christian and the Mormon view on the parable of the sheep and the goats

In an ongoing dialogue I have with those of the Mormon faith and how it is dramatically different that what is taught in the Christian faith, there is a sharp disagreement on what is required for salvation. Mormons will reference to the story of the sheep and the goats found in Matthew 25:31-46 as proof …

Why does Christianity claim the Bible as the only true holy book?

We currently live in a culture where all truth is relative.  Absolute truth is dismissed as being intolerant or antiquated.  The result is a growing interest not only in other religions, but also invites boldness among those who either deny the existence of God or an impersonal higher being. Polls have suggested that a large …