Modern Day Lessons

The Christian concept of philanthropy – what the bible says about charity and giving

The fire Lightning struck my son and wife’s home during the early morning hours of July 4, 2017 - the day they were due to return from the hospital after giving birth to their first child. Theirs was a new marriage, new family, grounded in a hard-earned new starter home.…
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Faith tested – What if Jesus’ spectacular walking on water miracle was a trick?

The scriptures tell us, after the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus instructed the disciples to get into a boat and cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus then dismissed the crowd of five thousand and went to a mountainside to pray by himself. Shortly before…
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What does it mean, “Jesus died for our sins”?

Christians will be familiar with the idioms: “God sacrificed his only son” and “Jesus died for our sins.” For many Christians, the meaning of the phrases is confusing at best and horrifically sad at worst. How could God “sacrifice” his only son? And what does Jesus’ death have to do…
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ignore.  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 option.  It is a Christian’s obligation to stand up against…
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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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