Skeletons, spiders, Jack O’ Lanterns, bats and many other decorations are installed. Blood dripping, dark spooky parties, strange occult chants, abnormal behavior, demons and devils throughout the cities and towns. Kids dressed in unusual costumes, like witches, zombies, vampires, etc. and go begging for treats from door to door, or cause mischief to those who refuse. Continue Reading
The question was asked, do we still need to keep the ten commandments? Many in Christendom today, no longer believe the ten commandments to be necessary to us at present. What saith the bible? Did God say anywhere in scripture we are to stop keeping the commandments? And will God’s People be keeping his commandments all to way to the end of the world?
There are many suspicions as to what the mark of the beast is. Some of those are: it is a tattoo of 666, it is a supercomputer in Russia, it is a chip beneath the skin, or even some strange barcode on the forehead, etc. However, no matter how crazy or plausible these suspicions may sound, there is only one meaning to this text. God is the author of absolute truth, and we seek to reveal that truth through this study, the real meaning of the mark of the beast.
Many may have read this passage but was unclear to the meaning of it. The book of Revelation is ofcourse written in symbols as stated in Revelation 1:1 by the word signified, which means to put into symbols.We will identify in this study the real meaning of this symbolic language.
Every day we are placed in situations where we are required to put our trust in others. It is very difficult to trust someone we do not know or do not know of, but we do put our trust in them at times. Do you trust your mechanic, that they will do an honest job? Do you trust your manager that he will do what he promises? Do you trust your pastor, that he is telling you the full truth? The Easiest individuals to trust are those we know very closely, for we have many experiences with them, and know if they will fulfill their promise or not.
A frequently asked question, or I should say, a hot button in Christianity, whether a Christian man or woman becoming of modesty should wear makeup and/or jewelry. In this postmodern age, it is almost as if when you touch someone’s preferences, you do not have love. The church have gone into a state of relativism, rather than the self denial that Jesus speaks about in Matthew 16:24, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” We should not be asking, what is the least that I can do to be saved, but rather, what can I do to please my Lord. If it is not church policy, but a biblical principle, a self-denying Christian should not have a problem with obeying a thus saith the Lord.
Sprinkling of water or aspersian, is used as an alternate mode of baptism. This act is also performed as a reminder for people of their baptism, such as the renewal of baptismal vows performed by the Roman Catholic Church on Easter. “The church (Roman Catholic) at one time practiced immersion. This was up to the thirteenth century. The Council of Ravenna, in 1311, changed the form from immersion to pouring.” (Our Faith and the Facts, p. 399). Many other religions have adopted this mode of baptism, especially for infants. Is sprinkling the biblical mode of baptism?
A very simple yet complex passage that has one to wonder at the meaning of the stone in Daniel Two. Previous in this chapter, we saw Kingdom after kingdom, rise and fall, but the stone seem to be the last to stand. The daniel and revelation are books written in symbols, so the carnal mind will not understand those things which are spiritual. May we pray in our hearts that the Lord might reveal the meaning of Daniel’s dream to us all.