Month: November 2018

The commercialization of Christmas and the Christian dilemma – how you can oppose the commercialization of Christmas and keep Christmas Christ-centered.

It’s a dilemma that grows worse with each passing season – we want to celebrate the birth of our Savior but don’t appreciate the commercialization (or consumerism) of Christmas. We abhor the insolence and pressure of buying ever-more expensive gifts, “keeping up with the Joneses” when decorating our homes, and the hassle of battling materialistic

The Mark of the Beast and modern-day technology – did John envision NFC and RFID microchip implants?

Attempting to formulate a distinct interpretation of the book of Revelation's rich symbolism would be a grave mistake but people with logic-oriented minds can’t help puzzling through the various possibilities for each bewildering scenario that John describes. His narrative of the Mark of the Beast has always been especially perplexing. Economically, a "mark" that facilitates

Under pressure from the Pharisees and accused of partnering with Beelzebub, Jesus delivers a stern warning against blasphemy (Matthew 12:22 – 12:37)

A demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus. Jesus healed the man returning his speech and eyesight. All of the people were astonished and said, “Could this really be the Son of David, the Messiah?” The Pharisees heard this and said, “It is only by Beelzebub (Beelzebul), the prince of demons,