The Lord’s Prayer…So-Called

The Lord’s Prayer—so-called—is not exclusively Jesus’ prayer; rather it is a means of prayer, a prayer outline that Jesus taught his disciples upon their request.  In fact, it seems that the only time the disciples may have asked Jesus to specifically teach them anything was when they asked Him to teach them how to pray Continue reading “The Lord’s Prayer…So-Called”

Science(s) And The Bible

The following is a brief alphabetical listing I have compiled about various fields of studies, endeavors, pursuits, and strategies used in determining the Bible’s origins, authenticity, trustworthiness, reliability, veracity, translations, interpretations, and understanding.  This is not a teaching, per se, as are most of the other 100 + entries on this website. The listing givesContinue reading “Science(s) And The Bible”

Baptism(s)

When most people familiar with the Bible or Christianity hear or read the words “baptize” or “baptism,” they automatically think of being baptized in water as some sort of initiation rite into the Christian faith.  Many people might be surprised to learn that there is more than one type or mode of baptism besides waterContinue reading “Baptism(s)”

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…  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”

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”

Apokatastasis

[NOTE: To begin, I invite you to read another teaching on this website titled Apokatastasis Reference Materials. These two teachings may not completely jibe with one another, because I simply cannot keep up with all the new materials constantly being offered about the subject; new materials become available almost daily.] This teaching is simply someContinue reading “Apokatastasis”

Whole in One

At age 18, shortly after I became a follower of Jesus God called me and began to equip me to be a teacher of the Bible and related subjects. In fact, He “spoke” to me these words: “Bill, I have called you and will equip you to be a teacher of the Bible and relatedContinue reading “Whole in One”

City of Mystery

Allegory:  noun.  “a story used for teaching, in which people, things, and happenings have a hidden or symbolic meaning.” In a faraway land laden with abundant peace and joy, and cloaked in wondrous mystery, a fair and lovely city nestles serenely and securely among the foothills of a nearby high and lofty mountain.  This cityContinue reading “City of Mystery”