My history class is discussing the Crusades, and, naturally, the Catholics are being cast in a negative light. However, they are being labeled as Christians, which to us would cause an issue, but the non-Christians have no qualms about it. How do I solve this problem without looking like I’m trying to convert the class?
I see no God in my life. He says to Love Him. How about showing us His Love. All I see in this world is destruction of man, body & soul. God is nowhere to be found. Why does the Bible say one thing and yet it does nothing what it says God will do?
I happened to run across a web site where a man is stating that a man in the 1800′s called John Nelson Darby changed the timing of the Rapture to before the Tribulation but before that it was believed it would happen at the end of the Tribulation.
Q. In Matt. 8:28-34 Jesus cast a number of demons out of 2 men in into a herd of pigs who then plunged into the Sea of Galilee. Mark and Luke both say there was only one man and locate the event in a different place.
Is this the same event, a contradiction, or just a different aspect from the Gospel writers being told? Is Gergesenes and Gadarenes the same? Did Luke focus on the one man and the details about him rather than two men like Matthew and Mark do?
I was intrigued to note your comments that America does not appear in the Biblical End times prophecies,and it is indeed ominous for us all. It made me ask which other presently world-significant nations e.g. France, Germany, UK., etc. are also absent from the Biblical scenario.
I have a question that I have not seen addressed as of yet on your site or anywhere else I’ve looked. It is concerning the Muslim Mahdi and his “commander” who they say will be “Jesus”.
My husband had a business partner for 6 years and that partner embezzled money etc. then pushed him out of the company. We know the bible says not to take your brother to court. If it boils down to if he’s a Christian or not, that is questionable because he holds to a works faith belief.
I have a brother who is into contemplative prayer. I have warned him of the criticisms of the practice, that intent is not an adequate reason for crossing the boundaries against divination found in the Bible. Your article makes me wonder if my brother may be more correct. What do you say about the contemplative movement?
I’ve been studying about the idea of sacrifices in the millennium and I find that there is an apparent problem. As I read Hebrews 10:1-18 it is essentially saying that Christ died once and for all for our sins and that sin offerings are not what the Lord wants anymore.
Interested in your thoughts on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. As a Lutheran pastor Bonhoeffer was apparently guilty of conspiring with a group of Germans to murder Hitler. While we should oppose evil, are we ever justified in taking life in this manner? I know of no acts in the New Testament of early Christians conspiring to murder or even over throw governments or rulers, however detestable.