God: Relationship or Religion?

I became a follower of Jesus many years ago by inviting Him to take up permanent residence in my life in his “unbodied form” of Holy Spirit.  I knew at the time that I was establishing a vital relationship with the Living God, not “getting religion.”  It might be more properly stated  that God hadContinue reading “God: Relationship or Religion?”

Apokatastasis Reference Materials

Among hundreds of thousands of people around the world the past few years there is a growing interest in the biblical concept of apokatastasis.  That’s a Greek word found only once in the entire Bible in Acts 3: 21.  It is broadly defined as God’s ultimate purposes to redeem, restore, and reconcile all creation—including allContinue reading “Apokatastasis Reference Materials”

The USA and God

This teaching is about the United States of America (USA).  This is not meant to be a history lesson.  If you’re interested in some true and correct history (instead of false “revisionist history”) about our nation’s founding–and history since its founding, I  recommend two books, both being some pretty good reading:  A Patriot’s History ofContinue reading “The USA and God”

Life Lessons Learned Part Two

As of this year (2021), I’ve been a follower of Jesus for 65 years; I hope I’ve learned—really learned!—some basic Life Lessons to live by during those years.  When a person is first presented with a lesson, teaching, or new information of any sort, if that lesson or information doesn’t filter through one’s thought processesContinue reading “Life Lessons Learned Part Two”

Bible Mysteries Revealed!

No, this will not be like some supermarket tabloid newspaper or magazine displayed near the checkout counter.  It is simply an explanation of how the Bible defines “mystery” and then examines some of the Bible’s main mysteries.  We’re not going to look at mysteries like a detective attempts to solve mysteries.  If you want theContinue reading “Bible Mysteries Revealed!”

Emmanuel…God With You!

Emmanuel… To me, it’s a musical-sounding word that evokes many memories around Christmas time each year.  Emmanuel is a word used often during the Christmas season—in sermons and in music.  It’s a popular name for churches, too; my wife and I attended Emmanuel Church for a few years.  In some areas of the world, parentsContinue reading “Emmanuel…God With You!”

Joy Unspeakable!

Some people just never seem to have any authentic joy in their lives.  Oh, they might experience happiness, but joy and happiness aren’t the same.  Some people just seem to fret all the time about the negative, “dark” aspects of life, and never seem to find God’s true joy for their lives.  Are YOU oneContinue reading “Joy Unspeakable!”

The Killer God

NOTE: I added some additional thoughts on 2-4-2021 Almost daily I pray, Spirit, lead me into truth without borders.  What does that mean?  For years, I have been praying that God will lead me into his truth about the matter of atrocities in the Bible—not human attempts at truth to explain away the atrocities, coverContinue reading “The Killer God”

Eternity In My Heart

The Bible teaches that God has “placed eternity” in the heart of every human being!  That sounds like a nice religious sentiment—even sort of poetic, but what does it really mean?  A good place to begin in answering that question is to define some words and terms:  God, eternity, heart, etc. Here we go…  OfContinue reading “Eternity In My Heart”

Bible Study Principles

When I first became a follower in Jesus, I wish I had learned these Bible study principles! Here’s the most important point I want you to know when it comes to the Bible.  Learn the differences between translation, interpretation, and understanding—all of which are imperfect human endeavors dealing with a perfect Bible (in its originalContinue reading “Bible Study Principles”