The Ultimate Deal Is Not Palestine in the West Bank

U.S. President Donald Trump is on his merry way out of this country, away from his troubles about firing FBI Director James Comey and then getting Robert Mueller, former 12-year FBI Director as a special prosecutor, to investigate the alleged Trump-Russia collusion. President Trump is visiting the Middle East. Ever since he's been president and before, he has spoken about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the mother of all intractable conflicts in the world. The self-proclaimed deal master calls … [Read more...]

Is Jesus God If He Has a God?

Most Christians believe Jesus is God because that is what the institutional church has taught. And it has asserted that if anyone does not believe Jesus is God, that person is not a genuine Christian. But the Bible never supports this assertion.For example, the Bible states repeatedly that Jesus had a God, he prayed to his God, and he worshiped his God. Since the Bible constantly proclaims that there is numerically only one God, Jesus having a God is prime evidence that he was not … [Read more...]

Is Jesus God or Subordinate to God?

The church doctrine of the Trinity says God is one essence existing as three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. But the New Testament (NT) repeatedly describes Jesus as subordinate to God to Father, which seems to conflict with them being equal. Some scholars label this a paradox. Raymond E. Brown acknowledges that “even in the New Testament works that speak of Jesus as God, there are also passages that seem to militate against such a u … [Read more...]

Is Jesus Yahweh?

Most Christians have believed that Jesus was and is God. One type of biblical evidence some of them cite for support is the supposed identification of Jesus as Yahweh, which is God’s name. (YHWH appears over 7,000 times in the Hebrew Bible, and it is traditionally translated in full capitals as "LORD" in English Bibles.)The Gospel of John is unique in that it has several sayings of Jesus in which he says, “I am,” which is ego eimi in the Greek New Testament. Jesus often supplied a predicate, … [Read more...]

Si Woo Kim Wins the 2017 Players Championship

South Korean Si Woo Kim won the Player's championship today at 21 years of age, the youngest to ever win it. Even though he missed ten greens today, he got it up-and-down all ten times to finish with a ten under par total 274 to win by three strokes over two second place finishers: Englishman Ian Poulter and South African Louis Oosterhuizen. Where were all the Americans? Kyle Stanley, of Gig Harbor, Washington, got back in the limelight since his winning the Phoenix Open in 2012 by tying … [Read more...]

500 Years Since Martin Luther Hatched His Protestant Plot with 95 Theses

This year will be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This Fall, it will be a major celebration in Europe and much of the western world. A guy named Martin Luther started this protest movement against the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Roman Empire that forever split the church. Yet Luther was a priest in this church.Martin Luther has been one of the world's most significant figures. He was born in 1483 in Eisleben, Saxony, in what is now Germany. Martin came from a … [Read more...]

Palestinians Must Find Another Two-State Solution

For several decades, Palestinians have been advocating a two-state solution to their conflict with the State of Israel. It is that a Palestinian state be established in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But that is two territories separated by about twenty miles. Thus, to accomplish that solution, those two pieces real estate would have to be connected with a corridor enabling Palestinians to easily travel from one region of their state to the other. Many Palestinian authorities and other have … [Read more...]

Third Round of The Players Championship–2017

The Players Championship is held every year at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It is owned by the PGA Tour and the home of the PGA Tour headquarters. The Players, as they now often call it, has pretty much always been recognized as the unofficial fifth major championship in professional golf. Since all of the best professional golfers in the world compete in The Players, this tournament probably always has a slightly stronger field than any of the four majors. … [Read more...]