Death in the Stew

Our bodies may be tough and able to fend off many kinds of impurities and diseases, yet sometimes, the simplest thing can make us seriously ill. As an example, look in the Old Testament at an incident that occurred about a thousand years before Jesus was born. “And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there…

Where is This Peace That They Promised?

For many decades we have been promised a world of peace for everyone. Yet everywhere we look, we find the opposite. We see conflicts, natural disasters, plagues, destruction of farmland, continual hunger, increasing numbers of the mentally deranged, terminally ill individuals, dictators and unscrupulous governments, etc. So where is all of this peace, goodwill, and…

Be not “afraid…for the pestilence that walketh in darkness”

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty…the Lord…is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with His feathers,…

Two Offerings and Two Motives Yield the First Murder

All the way back in the earliest days of creation, there were two brothers, the first sons of Adam and Eve. One was a shepherd and the other a farmer. Both were hard workers and each one put all of his effort into producing the best livestock or crops possible. When the appropriate time which…

Fear, Uncertainty, and the Future of the Human Race

The world we live in today seems radically different from the world of thousands of years ago. We regularly hear of uprisings, terror, instability, violence, natural disasters, famine, plagues and disease, death, conspiracies, and more. When we look back over time, it seems that so much back then appeared better than the present time, and…

“The Plague Shall Not…Destroy You”

“…the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague [Hebrew meaning: an infliction of disease] shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land…” Exodus 12:13 “I will pass over you.”…

Wrestling With the Darkness

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light,…

A House of Prayer or A Den of Thieves? – Part Two

When Jesus came to this planet over two thousand years ago, He encountered a rather mixed environment. Many of the people were open to Him and eager to hear what He had to say. But most of the others, consisting of a mixture of Jewish rulers, lawyers and scribes, despised Him because He taught the…

A House of Prayer or A Den of Thieves? – Part One

The world at the time of Jesus’ birth was a rough place spiritually. There had been no word from God (apart from what was already written in the Old Testament) for over four hundred years. The land of the Jews was under Roman rule and their temple was being rebuilt by King Herod. The Jewish…

The Way to God

Which road of life are you traveling on today? Your life’s journey will end one day, and then you will go into eternity. Is the road you currently are on the right road that God set out for you? Or is it that other, broad road mentioned in the Bible—the one that appears so deceptively…