WWUTT: Ezekiel 4:9 Bread?

Perhaps you've browsed the health food section of your local grocer and noticed a loaf of Ezekiel 4:9 Bread with the verse right there on the label: Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel and make bread out of it. What the label doesn't tell you is what the rest of that passage says: …During the number of days that you lie on your side, 390 days, you shall eat it. And your food shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day; f … [Read more...]

Breakpoint: Christian Abortion Supporters

Can you claim to be “born-again” when you won’t allow others to be born in the first place? Here’s how abortion strikes at the heart of the Christian faith. [display_podcast]Catholics and evangelicals are often told how obsessed we are with so-called “culture war” issues like marriage, religious freedom, and abortion. If we’d only stop being so political and focus on proclaiming Christ, say some, we’d win a lot more converts.But this isn’t how a Christian worldview works. The Scriptural … [Read more...]

WWUTT: What the Orthodox Church Believes? (Eastern Orthodox, Russian, Greek, etc.)

In 1054, there was a split between the Latin-speaking Church of the West and the Greek-speaking Churches of the East. This split became known as “The Great Schism”, in which the Pope of Rome in the Patriarch of Constantinople excommunicated each other. To this day, the division remains between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.Like Roman Catholicism, the Eastern Orthodox claims to be “the true Church”, tracing its origin through an unbroken line of apostolic success … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Easter is a Pagan Holiday?

Is Easter a pagan holiday?No. It's a Christian holiday, also called Resurrection Sunday, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the grave three days after His crucifixion. So, it's very much NOT a pagan holiday.Right… but doesn't it replace a pagan holiday?No. Easter celebrations in the early Church, as early as the second century, were associated with Passover since that was the season in which Jesus was crucified and risen. In 325 AD, the Council of Nicea d … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Christian Dieting? (The Daniel Plan, Daniel Fast, etc.)

Among the dieting fads, there's a market for Christian diets, and the names are as cliché as “Testamints”. There's the Maker’s Diet, the Hallelujah Diet, the Eden diet, Take Back Your Temple, Weight Loss God's Way, Bod for God (yeah, seriously!)It doesn't look like anyone's tried a “John the Baptist diet” featuring locusts and honey yet.The most popular are the Daniel diets: first the Daniel Plan, co-written by Rick Warren… and it's what we've come to expect from Rick - out of context Bib … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Submit to the Governing Authorities?

The Apostle Paul said:Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good… … [Read more...]