“Poetry in translations is like taking a shower while wearing a raincoat.” Walking into a book store or searching online for a Bible, there are many options in English. Which one is the correct or “authorized” English version? Early on, I thought the easier, more acceptable answer was from one of my teachers, “The best… Continue reading The Confused Christian: Translations
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:27 Did you hear about him, “Why that man got religion!” Religion. Man’s attempt to seek and please God. Researching this article has been rather fun and… Continue reading The Confused Christian Series: Religion
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart , with all your soul, and with all your might. Deu 6:5 In a previous article, I ended with a question, “If I made or commanded you to love me, would that be love?” In our subject verse, Jesus calls it the Greatest Commandment.… Continue reading And you shall love ואהבת
If you ask parents what their favorite commandment would be, I suspect most would point to, “children obey your parents.” I recently completed a study on this verse with promise of long life, and after spending five weeks, I came to the conclusion the commandment was as much for the parent as the child. The… Continue reading The Greatest Commandments (pt 1)
Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Mt 10:16 (NKJV) The provoking of this article has come after five recent encounters with a specific belief group, that has pained me greatly. At a festival and with the adult’s permission, I asked… Continue reading Heaven is already full and Hell does not exists!
My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands. For length of days and long life and peace they will add to you. Proverbs 3:1-2 (NKJV) Over the past several weeks I have been studying a commandment with promise of long life, which originated in a Sunday School class from… Continue reading So that you may have long life
“For the Holy Spirit of discipline will flee from the deceitful, and will withdraw himself from thoughts that are without understanding, and he shall not abide when iniquity comes in.” “And who shall know Your thought, except You give wisdom, and send Your Holy Spirit from above.” (Wis 1:5, 9:17) One of the mysterious things… Continue reading Holy Spirit (רוח קודש)