“Sorrow and Shame”--Pope Francis As a Protestant, and a conservative Christian, I took no delight in the CBS news, reported worldwide, that brought “sorrow and shame,” as Pope Francis said, to the Catholic Church, and to the name of Jesus Christ. For the past seventy years the Catholic dioceses in Philadelphia molested over 1,000 children.… Continue reading How Catholics Can Help Root out Pedophiles in the Church
“He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.”--2 Samuel 22:35 Over the centuries most conservative Christian theologians have taught that the existence of a military force can be justified if certain factors are involved. Augustine developed a specific list of reasons to justify warfare in particular,… Continue reading A Soldier for the Sovereign
This is Shared as a True Story Attributed to the Leader of a Prison Ministry, Rick Mathes I attended my annual training session that's required for maintaining my state prison security clearance. During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who explained each of their… Continue reading Life, or Death? Allah, or Jesus?
“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? Even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. 12… Continue reading The Brevity of Life
AN EXPOSITION OF SECOND SAMUEL 21:1-6 1 THEN there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. There was a famine in the land. The primary… Continue reading A Story of Revenge, and Retributive Justice
The Heart, Talk, and Actions of AN AUTHORITARIAN Vs. President Donald J. Trump “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.” –Proverbs 29:2 (NIV) When President Trump is accused by CNN news commentators, and other outlets of being like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and other authoritarian rulers, Conservative Christians… Continue reading Is President Donald J. Trump Like Adolf Hitler?
Charles Spurgeon asserted, “I take my text and make a beeline to the cross.” “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he [Jesus] expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” –Luke 24:27 In Genesis, Jesus is the Creator of the World. In Exodus, He is the divine Deliverer. In Leviticus,… Continue reading Seeing Jesus in All the Scriptures