April 4, 2014

If I was the Devil

If I was the Devil, I would change the Bible by removing certain things. A little here... a little there... not so much that people will reject it, but just enough to fall short. Things like calling Jesus the "servant of God" instead of the "Son of God", and I would remove things that refer to the real reason for His coming like Matthew 18:11.

March 7, 2014

Is Lent Biblical?

Lent is a well known tradition among Catholics and various other denominations, but is this 40 day period of fasting Biblical? Also, is it a good thing to do? Lets examine both Scripture and History to find out where Lent comes from, and what purpose it serves, and I hope by doing this we can come to a conclusion about our own participation in such things.

February 24, 2014

Are all foods clean

I receive this question regularly, so I decided to post my response online to make it more accessible. The question is usually something like this, "Didn't Jesus declare all food to be clean?" This question is in reference to Mark 7:19 in the NIV, which says,
For it doesn't go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods "clean.") (Mark 7:19 NIV)

February 18, 2014

Let no one judge you in food drink holiday or sabbath

Why does Paul say, let no one judge you in food, feast days, or Sabbaths?

Lets start by looking at the text in question, which is Colossians 2:16-17. It’s important to keep in mind that Colossians was written to Greek converts who were living in a pagan culture.
“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Messiah.” (Colossians 2:16-17)

February 10, 2014

Heaven and Earth destroyed

Many christians teach that the Law has been done away with, or is somehow not relevant to us today. But is this really true? What does the Bible say us about this?  What did Messiah say about this?
"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. " (Matthew 5:17-18)