Modern Day Lessons

What the Bible says about fear, anxiety, and courage – how to shirk the crippling embrace of fear

Christians must stand strong and shirk fear Fear is ironic. We revel in the paralyzing fear we feel when riding a roller coaster but hate the tingle of fear we feel when standing near the edge of a cliff. We enjoy the terror we feel while watching a horror movie…
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History

Ancient biblical calendars – understanding dates/times recorded in the Bible

The ancient Hebrew/Jewish calendar differed from our modern-day calendar system and thus dates/times in the Bible can be confusing if one does not understand how the ancient Hebrew calendar was used to record time. The Hebrew calendar was a lunar calendar and thus, projected a shorter year than a solar…
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Modern Day Lessons

If you think Donald Trump is the Antichrist, then pray – but above all, thank God for lessons learned.

Reader note: This article contains presumptive interpretations of the books of Daniel and Revelation and should not be taken as absolute or literal interpretation of the visions God provided us. It is important to recognize that we are not expected to decode the visions described but rather, to understand the message…
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Modern Day Lessons

How Christians should deal with death (and no, every loss does not happen “for a reason”)

When we experience the loss or death of a loved one, hurt and pain are minimized through a variety of coping mechanisms. Often, we rationalize the death as having been the result of some unknown reason or purpose that is beyond our ability to comprehend. Fact is, death is an…
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Modern Day Lessons

Who is the Antichrist? Top characteristics and clues to identify The Beast mentioned in the Bible

The Antichrist (also known as The Beast) is described in Revelation, 2 Thessalonians, Daniel, and other Old and New Testament books. Direct allusions to The Beast tells us there is to be an individual known variously as the Antichrist (note the capital “A”), The Beast, The False Prophet, and Man…
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Modern Day Lessons

The rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem – biblical prophecy paints picture of End Times

Since the first century, there has been much debate whether Israel will rebuild a great temple on the traditional temple site, known as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem. The prospect is outlandish, frightening, and controversial – building a Third Temple would be a difficult endeavor because of the sites’ controversial history.…
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Ancient Texts

Ignatius to the Ephesians – letter from early Christian church leader

The following letter preserved under the name of Ignatius is generally considered authentic as it was mentioned by the historian Eusebius in the first half of the fourth century.  As part of seven letters to seven early Christian churches, Ignatius's letters proved to be important testimony to the development of…
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Modern Day Lessons

How Christians should handle racism – an obligation to stand front and center against racial bias, prejudice, and discrimination

Like it or not, the topic of racism is not something Christians can ; After all, our fundamental Christian tenets to love one another are in direct opposition to racism thus, hiding our heads in the sand is not an ; It is a Christian’s obligation to stand up against…
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Ancient Texts

Ignatius to the Philadelphians – letter from early Christian church leader

The following letter preserved under the name of Ignatius is generally considered authentic as it was mentioned by the historian Eusebius in the first half of the fourth century.  As part of seven letters to seven early Christian churches, Ignatius's letters proved to be important testimony to the development of…
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Modern Day Lessons

Is religion really responsible for most wars and millions of lost lives throughout history?

Introduction A common argument against organized religion is the claim that religion has been responsible for more wars, and hence millions of lost lives throughout history. This is a fallacy – one that is easy to refute by simply studying the history of past wars and culling out contributing causes…
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