Have archaeologist found the tomb and the bones of Jesus, as claimed by the recent Discovery program The Lost Tomb of Jesus? Let us consider some of the problems that were not presented in the program. 1. The family did not live in Jerusalem. It does not make any sense for a family tomb to be in Jerusalem because Jesus’ family did not live in Jerusalem. Joseph and Mary were from Galilee. None of His family called Jerusalem home. 2.…
I am amused by some of my Christian acquaintances and friends. They spend time postulating and posing ideas in their minds as to what exactly is meant by some of the weightier things in Godâ€™s word. The church and the form it takes is one current fashion. I read recently that the church is â€œinvisible.â€ I have heard that it is not an organization, a corporation, an entity, or an institution.
A report released in 2005 by an organization called the Bible Literacy Project suggested that young Americans know very little about the Bible. That probably did not come as much of a shock. And while the report has importance, but then first things first, another fair number of Americans do not see why teenagers need to know anything at all about the Bible. And some of these same people may profess to be Christians.
Duane Gish, Ph.D. One of the claims most frequently used by evolutionists for excluding the scientific evidence for creation in public schools and to be denied for publication in scientific journals is that such evidence is not based on natural laws, therefore it cannot be scientific. They claim that evolutionary theory is based on natural laws and thus qualifies as a scientific theory. Hence, the theory of creation must be excluded, but the theory of evolution is admissible (of course, it must be absolutely atheistic). However, evolutionary theory is not based on natural laws but is actually contrary to natural laws.
The current judicial exercise in ensuring a hard separation between religion and the federal or state governments has a fairly short history. It really dates to the last century when Justice Hugo Black resurrected a comment that Thomas Jefferson had made in reply to a letter from the Danbury Baptist Association. The Connecticut group had written to congratulate him upon his election to the Presidency in 1804. His use of the phrase â€œa wall of separationâ€ is its first occurrence in text in this land, and in its context it was used as part of his explanation as to why he had chosen not to call for a national day of fasting and thanksgiving as his two predecessors had done upon election. Justice Blackâ€™s appropriation of the remark was much more insidious.
The Pouring Out or Baptism of the Holy Spirit Now the end point of this discourse and for all the arguments and examples given in the seven preceding essays listed on the pouring out of the Holy Spirit is as follows: When Christ ascended to heaven he received the promise of the Holy Spirit from God Almighty, the Holy Father, and poured it (the promise of the Spirit) out upon all humanity (Acts 2:33).
It is the fate of the West, and in particular the United States, to have to deal with the combined threat of Shia and Sunni extremists. And for all the differences that exist between them--and they are significant--they share some common features.
What may dwell within? Why is it that so many would have a spiritual takeover from God one minute and still want to maintain free will in the next? Why is there an inconsistency in teaching how the Spirit dwells within us (we so much want a physical presence)? We are told that God does not dwell with man yet we would still have it to be so.
Part 5 of the series by Peter Wehner on the history and differences between the schools of Islamic thought which was published in the Wall Street Journal 1.09.07. Contemporary Shia Radicalism
Part 4 of the series by Peter Wehner exploring Muslim history and religious differences. Originally published in the Wall Street Journal 1.09.07. Contemporary Sunni Radicalism