The Thinker by Auguste Rodin is thinking about something much different that we might believe. What was Rodin thinking when creating the so-called “Thinking man?” Philosophy Auguste Rodin’s “Thinking Man” is not really a work that was supposed to be about human philosophy but rather Rodin’s Thinking Man is contemplating something…and something that’s not very good. Rodin’s Thinking Man is not thinking, “I think, therefore I am,” but what I am thinking is not good because of what I see…. Read more

There is hope for the homeless, for the jobless, the hungry, and the hopeless: hope of breaking the poverty cycle. Here’s how to break that cycle. Loss of Hope There is hope for the homeless. There is also hope for the jobless, the hungry, the destitute, and the hopeless. There is hope of breaking the poverty cycle. Poverty strips human dignity and hope and does not seem to discriminate. Being hungry, homeless, and helpless is a fertile breeding ground for… Read more

Maybe you’ve heard of the Blood Moon Prophecy. If so, I want to debunk this as coming from man and not from God. Blood Moon What is a blood moon? Is it mentioned in the Bible? Are we to expect a blood moon just before Jesus returns? On January 31st, 2018, astronomers will be watching what is called a “super blue blood moon.” The blood part of the super blue blood moon is not related to end time events or… Read more

When people think of God, one of the first things they think about is forgiveness, so here are 6 of the most powerful Bible verses about forgiveness, offered only through Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Since we’ve been forgiven so much, it stands to reason that it’s important that we learn or choose to forgive others, so maybe… Read more

If there is someone you know who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may be the person God intends to help them. The False Hope of Human Might – John 15 A good place for many alcoholics to start to overcome their addiction is to admit that they are an alcoholic, and the same applies to those addicted to drugs. That is usually step one in many recovery programs, and it is a step in the right direction in… Read more

There is a spiritual war going on and with an invisible enemy, so how do you resist these attacks and what’s the enemy’s tactics? Family Relationships In this final installment about spiritual warfare, I wanted to discuss some things that people have experienced in the flesh. Several people talked to me about their experiences with demonic attacks. Several of their accounts shared similar experiences, but some were unique to the individual, but for the most part, it seems there is… Read more

Jesus said that we are to be the salt of the earth, so what did He mean by this? Worth their Salt In ancient times, salt was a valuable commodity. So much so that it became a currency of sorts. Sometimes people were paid with salt or paid for something with salt. If someone didn’t work hard enough, or their character seemed questionable, they might be thought of as “not being worth their salt.” In fact, the word “salary” comes… Read more

How do demons or Satan attack God’s people? What are their specific tactics? Who do they go after and why? Who is Targeted? Why do demons attack? What does the Bible say is the reason? May I suggest these six reasons to begin with? Demonic or spiritual attacks come from, studying the Word, teaching the Word, obeying the Word, sharing the Word, and growing in the Word. For one thing, we’re not battling an enemy that we can see with… Read more

There is a war on…a way against Christians, so what can we learn from others who have battled Satan and his demons? Job and Satan In the Old Testament, “there was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil” (Job 1:1), so we know that Job was “one who feared God and turned away from evil” and was “a blameless and… Read more

Jesus is called the good shepherd, so why does Jesus use the analogy of His being a shepherd, and we being His sheep? The Nature of Sheep My uncle in Iowa raises sheep, and I can remember him saying a lot of things about his sheep; most of it bad. For one thing, sheep are defenseless against predators. They can’t fight back and they can’t outrun predators. They simply panic. They’re afraid of water and can only be led to… Read more

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