The Bible Does Not Say God Created the Angels

Christians dogmatically assert that God created the angels. But the Bible never explicitly says this, nor does it say angels had an origin. The Jewish Encyclopedia well observes, “Upon the important problem of the origin of angels Biblical writers do not touch; but it is inferred [in the Jewish Bible] that angels existed before the Creation (Gen. i. 26; Job, xxxviii. 7).”Notice that the above statement cites two biblical references. Genesis 1.26 says in the NRSV, "Then God said, 'Let us make … [Read more...]

My Talk with Star Trek’s Gene Roddenberry about Aliens, God, and Sci-Fi

(This post is an excerpt from a book I'm writing.)I met Gene Roddenberry in 1979. We were flying through the air with the greatest of ease. But it wasn’t on a spaceship. We were on a big, 747 Boeing jet airliner. We were traveling from New York City to Morocco, North Africa, to play in a golf tournament hosted by the king of Morocco.I was told that Mr. Roddenberry was on the plane to participate in the king’s golf tournament. So, I located him and introduced myself. We shook hands and I s … [Read more...]

What to Do about U.S. Homegrown Islamic Radicalism

ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which also goes by the acronym ISIL or just the name Islamic State, is threatening to commit terrorist acts on U.S. soil as they behead captured Western aid workers and journalists, some of whom are U.S. citizens. UK's Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday that that will only strengthen the resolve of the UK, U.S., and other coalition forces in opposing these radical Islamists in Syria and Iraq. ISIS has already taken control of much of northern … [Read more...]

I Asked Billy Graham, “What’s It Like for You to Attend Church?”

I was one of the many friends of Evangelist Billy Graham. Ever since he was a teenager, he liked to play golf. When I played the regular PGA Tour, sometimes Billy participated in the pro-amateur event preceding the Atlanta Classic and the Kemper Open at Charlotte. Those tournaments were close to his home in Montreat, North Carolina.One year I first met Billy Graham on the practice putting green at Atlanta Country Club, where the Atlanta Classic was held. Billy played golf cross-handed. So, … [Read more...]

Will ISIS Become the New Assyria?

In my book, Warrior from Heaven (2009), I state that the final Antichrist will be an Assyrian. Then I cite the biblical prophecies which support this. One of the foremost is Isaiah 10.12. Concerning the endtimes, it says in the NRSV, "When the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem," referring to the end of his judgment of the nation of Israel, "he will punish the arrogant boasting of the king of Assyria and his haughty pride." This king boasts saying, "I have gathered all … [Read more...]

A Palestinian State in the West Bank Will Be Intolerable

The General Assembly of the United Nations just met last week in New York City. Both Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas delivered speeches there. Some of their remarks concerned the recent war in Gaza, which lasted 50 days. Gaza suffered 2100 Palestinians killed and much destruction that will take years from which to recover with building projects and be very costly. The Israelis only suffered 72 casualties. It's always the same … [Read more...]

The U.S. Loses the Ryder Cup Again

Sunday, at Glen Eagles, Scotland, the U.S. lost the Ryder Cup with 11.5 points to Europe's 16.5 points. It was the eighth time out of the last ten Ryder Cups that Europe has beaten the USA. Held bi-annually, this professional golf competition is one of the foremost sporting events in the world. It started during the 1920s. The U.S. had a lock on this bi-annual competition, winning it 22 times out of the first 25 competitions. But no more. Scotland's Rory McIlroy, now the Number 1 golfer in the … [Read more...]

Science Is Going To Prove There Is a Heaven. Then Atheism Will Become a Relic of the Past

The book of Revelation in the New Testament (NT) indicates that by the endtimes, atheism will be a thing of the past? People living on earth will know with certainty there is a heaven. And they apparently will have good reasons for believing the God of the Bible dwells there.The Bible predicts that near the end of this age a man will come to power whom Christians have always called "the Antichrist." This title comes from 1 John 2.18, 22; 4.3; 2 Jn 1.7. The Apostle Paul calls him "the lawless … [Read more...]