God gave several food laws in Scripture which provides a complete list of living things what Israelite can and cannot have for meat. We also saw in a previous post that Christians can eat the unclean but not the meat sacrificed to idols. In this post, we will explore the true meaning of the food laws and why it is better to keep them even though they are not given to gentiles.
The term, ‘mysteries of the kingdom of heaven’ occurs only once in two of the gospels – Matthew and Luke. Jesus Christ mentions about the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven specifically to show how He hides the actual meaning of His teachings using parables. His teachings about the kingdom are mysteries because they are only for those who not only hear but also understand and bear fruits.
For some Christians, worship is singing and praising. But for others, it is praying to God. In the Scriptures, worship is not about praying, singing or praising but rather, it is being humble and obeying Him. True worship is not about a display using the flesh but in Spirit obeying the Truth. In this post, we will explore what worship means from Scripture.
God had delivered His warning through prophets, Pharaoh and even a donkey. Today, He chose to deliver His warning through a rugby player right before the elections is no coincidence. God used the very people who live in sin to freely advertise His warning to sinners all over Australia in all media. If the message is indeed from God, then based on what He spoke, Jesus had given a grace period to His people in Australia to turn from their sins by giving an election result favourable to His people, allowing them to freely and publicly worship Him for a period before His judgment begins in His house.
Humbling before God is doing what He desires and not what we desire. It is doing the will of the Father in Heaven and not our will. It is honoring Him and not seeking our honor. It is seeking His righteousness to do them and not trusting in our own righteousness to commit iniquity. In short, humbling before God is denying ourselves and taking up our cross daily and following Jesus Christ.
Democracy literally means, rule by people. Scriptures supports several forms of governments but democracy is not one of them. Whenever democracy was referred, it was always used to rebel against God’s decisions. After all, it was the people who want Jesus to be crucified. In this post, we will explore what the Scriptures had to say about democracy.
The tabulation is the sequence events harmonized from all 3 synoptic gospels for the destruction of 70 AD and Christ’s second coming. The interesting part is the mix and out-of-sync sequence events in the gospels. If we attribute prophetic events of destruction of Jerusalem to Christ’s second coming, it may never happen and we will be waiting for it in vain. Hence, we must fix the jigsaw puzzle to first identify the prophetic events correctly and this harmonizing is the first step in achieving that goal.
A quick reference to guide you from not falling into the pit of misquoting words of Jesus Christ by modern preachers, churches and denominations to reject His teachings!
Have you heard the term ‘judge not’ from certain Christians who don’t want others to point out their sins? Are they really saying to not judge them or not to declare God’s righteous judgements on them if they don’t repent? The reason why many who commit iniquity say not to judge them is really about not willing to hear the righteous judgments of God for their sins and want to continue in their sins.
The words of Jesus had been misquoted throughout history to support doctrines and ideologies. In this post, we will explore how the words of Jesus had been misquoted to support even murder and evil. Many Christians are not murderers but want to misquote Jesus to justify their sinful deeds and remain in their sin. These people who do not turn away from their sinful ways will not enter life but death. Will you justify your sins by misquoting His words?
From Constantine in 312 AD to crusades in 11th century AD and even recently the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, all battles were done in the name of our God. Have you ever wondered why so many evil in this world is done using the name of Jesus in spite of Him never teaching such things to His disciples? It’s because you can prove anything with the Bible. This is why we must not be bible-believers but His disciples by obeying His teachings.