Was Yeshua a Man or Was He God?

I think it’s the type of question we call a conundrum. Taking some ideas from my book (there are links to it on the Homepage) we can explore this question a little. Yeshua Himself said, after reading from Isaiah 61, that “before Abraham was, I am!” It certainly sounds like He was declaring Himself more than human,…

Forgiveness Stinks

We are supposed to forgive. The old saying, “To err is human; to forgive, Divine” is biblically accurate. In Matthew 6:14 we are told, “For if you forgive others  their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you your sins.”  Strong words.…

Is God a Bigot?

I just read a Dear Amy letter about a gay man whose sister, marrying into a very Christian family, wrote him and asked that he not attend the wedding because of his lifestyle choice not being in line with their beliefs. I can’t stand that attitude. What  a terrible way to demonstrate God’s effect on us.…

Salvation: Good News, Bad News

What is salvation? Whether you believe Messiah had already arrived or whether you are still waiting, it’s clear God saves us from the eternal consequence of our sins by means of His Anointed One, Mashiach/The Messiah. When you accept God’s Messiah as your Saviour and King, then you are “saved”. And,when you are saved, you spend Eternity in…

Love Isn’t Enough

The Manual (that is, the Bible. After all, it is the ultimate Users Manual) is full of commandments and exhortations to love each other. Love your neighbor as yourself (Leviticus), God so loved the world He gave His only son (John), in Ephesians, in Numbers (Love the Lord your God with all your heart, strength…

Proof of Existence Not Required

When did people stop believing and start requiring proof? I mean, when did we lose faith? Not just faith, but the belief in faith as a realistic notion? In the “olden days” people made up stories to explain what they couldn’t understand. Today, of course, with science as advanced as it is, we know these…

Dontcha hate Mondays?

It’s Monday. Again. Sometimes it seems like Monday all week. That’s what it’s like to worship God. Not that worshipping God is bad, not at all! But Yeshua said that anyone who wants to follow Him has to leave behind everything, pick up his execution stake and get ready for a life of trial and…

Kentucky Windage and Salvation

Donna and I are members of the Brevard County Archers Club. We use recurved bows and shoot once a week or so. I am an expert with rifle and pistol and just learning with bow, but the methods are pretty much the same. When your aiming point is not exactly dead-center, and you want to…

The Hard Truth about Forgiveness

Here it is: we are commanded to forgive. The nice part of forgiveness, as hard as it is for most of us, is that it is the only way to make the pain go away. In a Start Trek episode (the original) Scotty once said, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame…

Have a good one!

Ever wonder, when someone says to you, “Have a good one!” that it would be great if we really could control that. I mean, what if we could have a good one whenever we wanted to? Well, we can. Not that we can control what happens to us, or that we can stop bad things…