Why Atheists Call Christianity “Foolishness”

Why Atheists Call Christians Foolish

There is a never ending procession of online debates and discussions between those who believe in God and those who do not. In many, if not all, of these conversations atheists will submit that belief in God, the Bible, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, prayer, miracles, and/or any combination of these, is ridiculous, silly, or foolish. As I pondered the many times that I have seen this idea being fired at me, and others, this passage came to mind. Let us look at it and see that God knew that … [Read more...]

Who Was Nehemiah In The Bible? A Christian Study


Who was Nehemiah? What was it about his character that gives us reason to study his life in the Scriptures? Who was Nehemiah? Nehemiah was a high official in the Persian court of King Artaxerxes and was the king’s cupbearer (Neh 1:11c). A cupbearer doesn’t sound like a very great position of authority but think of it this way; the king trusted him with his life since the cupbearer was often the first one to taste the king’s food and drink to ensure that it wasn’t poisoned. He had access to the … [Read more...]

Who Was Deborah In The Bible? A Character Study


Who was Deborah in the Old Testament? Why should we study her character? The Time of the Judges The Time of the Judges was not a good period in the history of Israel because after the time of Joshua’s death “there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel” (Judges 2:10) and so “the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. And they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought the … [Read more...]

Who Was Rehoboam In The Bible? A Character Study


Who exactly was Rehoboam in the Old Testament? Here is a Bible study about character. Rehoboam, Successor to Solomon Solomon had many flaws in his reign yet late in his life he returned to the Lord and sat on the throne of Israel at the zenith of her power and expanse. Never again would Israel play such a powerful role in the region and never again would Israel be such a dominant force among the surrounding nations. The decline of Israel began after Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, took over the … [Read more...]

Who Was Mordecai In The Bible? A Character Study


Who was the Mordecai in the Old Testament? Why is it important for us to know about him? Mordecai the Jew The first thing we learn of Mordecai was that he was a Jew which Esther 2:5-6 says “Now there was a Jew in Susa the citadel whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, son of Shimei, son of Kish, a Benjaminite, who had been carried away from Jerusalem among the captives carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away.” Esther became connected wit … [Read more...]

A Bible Story Summary Of Jesus Turning Water Into Wine


In John chapter 2 we read where Jesus turned water into wine. Here is the story with a commentary summarizing the occasion.John 2:1-4 “On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” When Jesus calls His mother “woman” that is one of the greate … [Read more...]