The Killer God

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, cover them up, or deny they happened.  I wantContinue 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… Continue reading “Eternity In My Heart”

Hope In Prophecy

What I will share with you for the next 25 minutes may be new to you.  That’s okay.  Holy Spirit began to share these thoughts with me only 7 weeks ago and I still have much to learn.  Please understand that I am not trying to push these thoughts on you and convince you theyContinue reading “Hope In Prophecy”

Hope In God’s Promises

Most of us humans—being self-centered and self-absorbed for the most part—often break our promises—even if we’re well-intended in attempting to keep our promises.  It’s a rare human who doesn’t break promises sometimes—for real or contrived reasons.  We break promises to God, to family members, to our children, to friends, to bosses, to customers…and the paradeContinue reading “Hope In God’s Promises”

Hope In God’s Nature

My dear friend, Gerry Beauchemin, has written two very popular, widely-read books:  Hope Beyond Hell and Hope For All.  I have read and re-read both books numerous times because they are such good primers for the biblical belief that eventually God is going to restore, redeem, and reconcile all creation—including all humanity—to Himself.  His twoContinue reading “Hope In God’s Nature”

Hope In Our Father

As of this writing I’ve known Gerry Beauchemin, author of two popular books, Hope Beyond Hell and Hope For All, for about a decade.  However, I don’t know much about Gerry’s early life or any of his biographical, family history; those facts about his personal history have just never come up in our many discussions. Continue reading “Hope In Our Father”

Free Will

About 20 years ago I began keeping a file labeled “Human Free Will” in which I jotted down some of my own thoughts as they occurred to me, some thoughts Holy Spirit gave to me, and some thoughts I gleaned from various books and other literature I read. I failed to write down the namesContinue reading “Free Will”

The Glory of God

NOTE:  January 2019. The following teaching was originally written and published by Ms. Carmen Benson in 1968 in a little pamphlet published by Logos International, Plainfield, New Jersey. The pamphlet is out of print and Logos International is no longer in business.  To my thinking, Ms Benson’s teaching is so important that I wanted to reproduceContinue reading “The Glory of God”

Fire!

          I find a very serious and disturbing incongruity among most Jesus-believers when it comes to the subject of fire as taught in the Bible. Here’s why…           If people are Bible-believing Jesus believers, the concept of fire in the life of the believer goes something likeContinue reading “Fire!”

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

       In the mid-twentieth century, a worldwide phenomenon called “The Charismatic Renewal” began almost simultaneously in three locations: Seattle, Washington, New York City, and at Notre Dame University in Indiana in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s—and continues to this day. That event was preceded by a similar event a generation or so earlier thatContinue reading “Baptism in the Holy Spirit”