Should Christians Get Obama Care?

Should Christians opt in for Obama care?  How can we know that this is the will of God?  Why should believers get Obama care or why should they not?  Is this something you should get now? What is Obama Care? The new national insurance program for the United States is not really called “Obama Care” but is called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  It’s called Obama Care only because the president initiated this health care program to cover those who can’t afford … [Read more...]

Average Pastor Salaries in United States Churches

Pastors who make over a hundred-thousand dollars are the rare exception and they are confined to the mega-churches.

What are the average pastor salaries in the U.S?  Are they comparable to what work a pastor puts in?  Are they below or above other average salaried positions for those with at least a college degree? The Two Lowest Paid Professionals It may reveal what we value the most and what we value the least in society as to who are the best paid and who are the worst paid professionals in the U.S.  Of all the degreed professionals in America, the two lowest paid professions are in this order; … [Read more...]

What Did Jesus Really Look Like? A Look at the Bible Facts

I believe that we will be shocked on the day that we see Jesus Christ.

Does Jesus look like what most pictures of Him reveal?  Did Jesus have long hair and wear a white robe as the pictures and movies portray?  Did He look different from the rest of the Jews or was He no different from those of His day? Did Jesus Have Long Hair? I believe that we will be shocked on the day that we see Jesus Christ.  Hopefully you will see Him on the day of His return as your Savior and not as your Judge, but we’ll discuss that later but right now we are asking if Jesus had … [Read more...]

The Explosion of the New Atheists Churches: What It Means To Christians

The Hidden Dangers to the Christian Church The Denver based and original home of the Free Thought Exchange founded by Jason Testerman wants to get atheists into the churches.  That would seem inconceivable until you know why they want this.  Some atheists have begun “evangelizing” Christians by going into their churches and “planting seeds” but they claim it is not to “steal their flock” but to plant a seed toward what they call “unconversion.”  Today, there may be atheists … [Read more...]

What Do Scientologists Believe? Do They Believe in Jesus?

Some of the greatest known names in Hollywood and in the mass media are said to be members and former members of the Church of Scientology.

Do Scientologists believe in the same Jesus?  What do they believe about Jesus?  Are they Christian?  What do Scientologist believe? Scientology’s Origination Scientology originated by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, inventor of Dianetics, a self-help system who created Scientology as a religion so this religion does not have as its Author Jesus Christ Who said He would build His church ( Matt 16:15).  Hubbard believes that people have forgotten their true nature and that they … [Read more...]

5 Biblical Reasons to Not Have Sex Outside of Marriage

God warns us about the consequences of our sins.  What are biblical consequences of having sex outside of marriage? The Two Become One Whether someone likes it or not, when someone has sexual relationships outside of marriage, they are not only sinning against God or against their spouse, but they are actually sinning against their own body.  When a person has sex outside of marriage, whoever they have sex with, they are joined together with that person and the two become one.  That the … [Read more...]

What Do Orthodox Christians Believe?

What do Orthodox Christians believe?  How do their beliefs differ from the rest of Christianity?  Can they differ in beliefs and still claim to hold to the truth? What Does Orthodox Mean? The word “orthodox” essentially means conventional and when it is tied to religion, we see that the Orthodox Christians hold to conventional Christian beliefs.  The Orthodox religious beliefs are said to be highly conservative and like the word “orthodox” itself means, they claim to hold to the … [Read more...]

What Is The Mark Of The Beast?

What is the mark of the beast?  What does the number 666 mean?  Who is the beast? Who is the Beast? This question has been asked more times than I can even count and the number of people who this was thought to be has been just as long.  Some said it was Hitler, then Stalin, then Mussolini, and some even the Pope.  We see that these have all turned out to be wrong so who is the beast mentioned in the Book of Revelation, chapter 17:7-14?    Here is what John wrote. “But the … [Read more...]

Does The Bible Condemn Homosexuality?

If you have been or were a practicing homosexual and have repented and confessed this sin and trusted in Christ, there is no reason that you won’t be in the Kingdom of Heaven.

What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Is it sin?  Can a person be a Christian and be a practicing homosexual? What is Sin? Sin is the transgression of the law and whoever sins actually transgresses God’s law and “everyone who practices sin practices lawlessness” for they are one and the same (1 John 3:4).  What law is John writing about?  The law of God must certainly include the Ten Commandments but is also is enhanced by Jesus who said the two greatest commandments are … [Read more...]

The Medicine of Laughter

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones (Proverbs 17:22). I love people with a sense of humor.  Having a good laugh causes the blood pressure to drop, increases oxygen supplies in the body, reduces stress, and also has been shown to fight disease.  In my many years I have collected some church bulletin blunders that are worth repeating to the congregation that I am under-shepherd of.  Here are a few of my favorite church bulletin boards that really appeared … [Read more...]