Recent Part One Interview of me on “Distinguishing Jesus and God”

My friend Dr. Dale Tuggy, a Christian philosopher-theologian at State University of New York, located at Fredonia, New York, recently interviewed me about my christological change and the writing of my book, The Restitution of Jesus Christ. The interview, called "Kermit Zarley on Distinguishing Jesus and God," is in two parts. The first part of the interview lasts 47 minutes, and you can hear it as a podcast by copying the following URL and putting it in the URL bar of your … [Read more...]

Review of Geza Vermes’ book, “The Resurrection: History and Myth”

Geza Vermes (1924-2013) was a British, Jewish scholar born in Hungary who lost his parents in the Holocaust. Reared Roman Catholic, he attended a Catholic seminary and became a Catholic priest. He became a leading authority on the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as the historical Jesus. This Oxford professor received many honors, including being a Fellow of the British Academy. In his career, Geza Vermes understandably vascillated between being a Catholic Christian and being a Jew.Due to his … [Read more...]

Two Jihadist Muslims from Phoenix Are Dead

I live in metro-Phoenix, USA. The two young Muslim men who were shot and killed in Garland, Texas, Sunday evening were from Phoenix. They shared an apartment here. Texans are known for protecting their liberty and independence. I know; I lived in metro-Houston for nearly 40 years. But I think hosting such an exhibit was foolish and just invited trouble. And it caused two even more foolish men to forfeit their lives.Nadir Sooti (34) and Elton Simpson (30) drove a car into theMuhammed Art … [Read more...]

Was the Apostle Paul a Cessationist?

[Much of the following is from my new book, Solving the Samaritan Riddle: Peter's Kingdom Keys Explain Spirit Baptism, which is being published by Wipf and Stock Publishers to be released this fall.]I was saved in a Nazareen Church when I was thirteen years old. But I began my theological education in a Bible church when I was an eighteen-year old freshman in college. At my new church, I soon learned about spiritual gifts in the New Testament (NT). They are listed as follows: Romans 12.6–8; 1 … [Read more...]

The Death Penalty for Intentional Homicide is Right

Pope Francis is being hailed widely as a breath of fresh air for the Roman Catholic Church. There are a lot of things I like about him. But his view of capital punishment for intentional homicide is not one of them. He calls for the end of it. Many Christians agree. The European Union has outlawed it. European lawmakers want to inflict harm on the U.S. and many of its state governments for their laws about first degree murder that require the death penalty. I think anyone who professes to be a … [Read more...]

Churches Discriminate Against Singles

Tens of thousands of churches in the U.S. advertize that they are a "family church." That sounds like they minister only to families and thus not to single adults. Many do just that, and that's discrimination.I have never seen a church advertize itself as a "singles church." Yet half of all adult Americans are single. And I have never seen a church minister to single adults as much as they minister to families. I'm certainly not against churches trying to meet the spiritual needs of … [Read more...]

What Did Jesus Write on the Ground?

Oftentimes, when Jesus went to Jerusalem to worship at the temple during appointed feasts, religious authorities envious of his popularity would question him in an effort to get him to teach against the Law of Moses (Torah) in hopes that they could condemn him. One of those times they brought a woman to him who had been caught in the act of adultery. The account does not say if both parties were married, and this omitted detail is not important to the story. At least one of the guilty parties … [Read more...]

Is It Ever Right to Disobey God?

It isn't right to disobey God; but, like some things, there can be exceptions to this rule.During the early days of Moses as leader of the Israelites, God got ticked off at his people. While Moses was up on Mount Sinai getting the Ten Commandments from God, the Israelites were down below making an image of a calf out of gold and worshipping it. While Moses was still on the mountain, three times God told Moses the Israelites were a "stiff-necked (people)" (Exodus 32.9; 33.3, 5), meaning … [Read more...]


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