Recently, Pope Francis hung out in the United States. Unsurprisingly, things got weird in a hurry. I mean, the Pope is used to making bizarre and borderline blasphemous statements. In the past, he’s said atheists can go to Heaven, Muslims worship the same God as Catholics, and that “God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life.” Let’s hope that last one was a translation issue.
Regardless, the Pope’s American adventure started off i
Every year, lots of Muslims take a trip to Mecca. What do they do when they arrive? I don’t have access to itineraries or even a passing interest in reading about Islamic tradition, but apparently, they spend time throwing pebbles at pillars. I know, this sounds like something you could do at the local mosque. Yet, for Muslims, this ritual is very important and often deadly.
No, people aren’t fatally struck in the head by misfired pebbles. In a move that might make Spanish bulls envio
Do you value the presence of God, or do you only want His blessings? Put differently, do you desire to be a person after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22), or do you seek God because of what He can do for you? Sure, there’s nothing wrong with asking God for provision. Indeed, Solomon asked God for wisdom, and the Lord gave him wisdom, riches and honor (1 Kings 3:12-13). Yet, God’s blessings couldn’t keep Solomon from drifting into worldliness.
The Bible tells us Solomon loved lots of forei
Without faith it’s impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6), and faith without action is dead (James 2:26). Well, Jesus warned that before His return, there would be wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilences and earthquakes (Matthew 24:6-7; Luke 21:11). He added that we “must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will” (Matthew 24:44). In other words, if you take His words seriously, you might want to prepare accordingly.
Are we eagerly expectin
This post is part of an ongoing series called “The Intentional Destruction of the USA.” Find out more here.
Recently, a candidate for president said “I would remind everyone America is great.” With all due respect, America is evil, and it’s painfully obvious to anyone who isn’t draped in the red, white and blue.
For starters, over the last forty years, millions of innocent babies have been murdered in the womb. Of course, in America, babies aren’t just murdered. They are
We have a generation of “social media Christians.” We post verses on Instagram, pin inspirational quotes about Christian living, and use all of the trending hashtags to support causes that’ll be forgotten in a week. We think we’re “reaching the lost” or “shining the Light” by doing these things, and while that may be true to a degree, posting on social media has mostly become an excuse to avoid engaging in real warfare for the King.
Let’s be real. It’s easy to post something from the
According to their website, Ashley Madison “is the most famous name in infidelity and married dating.” Yes, they’re actually proud of that. Indeed, the company boasts that it “is the most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners.” Of course, Jesus said “Woe to the world because of temptations! For it must be that temptations come, but woe to that man by whom the temptation comes!” (Matthew 18:7)
Well, recently, anonymous hackers released the private information o
The Bible says that teachers of the Word will be judged with greater strictness (James 3:1). Put differently, it’s a good idea for teachers to clearly communicate what God’s Word says on important issues.
Well, when interviewed recently, Bishop T.D. Jakes said “LGBT’s of different types and sorts have to find a place of worship that reflects what your views are and what you believe like anyone else.” With all due respect to Mr. Jakes, this is a confusing comment. After all, he counsel
On one occasion, Jesus and His disciples entered a boat (Matthew 8:23). Not long after they boarded, a great storm began to rage, “so that the boat was covered with the waves” (Matthew 8:24). While the disciples were freaking out, Jesus was fast asleep (Matthew 8:24-25). Well, the disciples woke the Lord up, He calmed the storm, and then He asked “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” (Matthew 8:26)
Following Christ involves holy war (Ephesians 6:10-18), and the battle may get
Jesus left to prepare a place for those who faithfully follow Him (John 14:2), and He promised “I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, you may be also” (John 14:3). Unfortunately, the Bible prophesies that “there shall come scoffers in the last days who walk after their own lusts, and say, ‘Where is the promise of His coming?’” (2 Peter 3:3-4)
Of course, it’s not surprising that the world scoffs at the return of Christ. Jesus said it would be like the “days of N