My Thoughts

The End Game

Published: January 3, 2024 (Originally published: January 1, 2009)

Opinion by Jack Kelley

Note: Jack originally wrote this to give us perspective after the 2008 recession. His message here is such a wonderful way to begin the year, so I’ve edited parts to make it timeless. Here are Jack’s thoughts on the 5 things we should do to begin each New Year.

The Way It Was Meant To Be

Published: January 31, 2016 (Originally published: January 30, 2016)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

The Prosperity Gospel teachers are right when they say the Lord intended for us to live abundant lives.  The problem is, they have misrepresented the Lord’s  promise of abundance, turning it into a false teaching where the motive is greed and not gratitude.  Because of this only the teachers themselves are awash in material wealth,

What’s Going On In Damascus?

Published: May 26, 2013 (Originally published: May 25, 2013)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

The city of Damascus is mentioned 60 times in the Bible from Genesis 14:15 to Acts 22:10. Abraham’s chief servant, Eliazer, was from Damascus and Paul spent his first days as a Christian there. According to Flavius Josephus, Damascus was founded by Uz,

Things We Know

Published: August 16, 2009 (Originally published: August 15, 2009)

Perspective by Jack Kelley

Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world. (Luke 21:26)

I realize that the above verse is meant for the Great Tribulation, but it came to mind as I read some of the “news reports”

Don’t Pray For America

Published: June 7, 2009 (Originally published: June 6, 2009)

Commentary by Jack Kelley

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1Cor. 2:9)

In the time just before the Babylonian captivity, the people of Judah were certain that God would not permit the Babylonians to conquer them.

How Would Jesus Vote?

Published: November 2, 2008 (Originally published: November 1, 2008)

Opinion by Jack Kelley

“But as for you who forsake the LORD and forget my holy mountain, who spread a table for Fortune and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny, I will destine you for the sword, and you will all bend down for the slaughter;

The Church Against The Rapture

Published: September 14, 2008 (Originally published: September 13, 2008)

Opinion by Jack Kelley

When the Christian community gets united behind something we’re a force to be reckoned with. The 2004 Presidential election was a good example. Many of those 35 million extra votes George Bush got were from Evangelical Christians. Sadly, things like that don’t happen very often anymore.

Our Itching Ears

Published: April 1, 2014 (Originally published: August 18, 2008)

Opinion by Jack Kelley

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. (2 Tim.

The People Of The Book

Published: April 1, 2014 (Originally published: May 11, 2008)

Opinion by Jack Kelley

“In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel,