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...]

A Brief Look at the Primary Bible Verses about Whether or Not Jesus Is God

Ever since the 4th century, the institutional church has always officially proclaimed that Jesus of Nazareth was and is fully God, and it has usually added that anyone who denies this is not a genuine Christ. Yet in Jesus’ gospel sayings in the New Testament (NT), he never claims to be God. The few NT texts the institutional church has cited in asserting that Jesus is God are mistranslated or misinterpreted, partly because most of them have grammatical difficulties. Let’s briefly examine these te … [Read more...]

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

I just now received an email from Pinnacle Forum America centered here in Scottsdale, Arizona, and of which I am a member. It quotes a missionary friend in Syria who relates what the Islamic terrorist group ISIS is doing. Here are some excerpts: "He said ISIS is systematically going house to house to all the Christians and asking the children to denounce Jesus. He said so far not one child has. And so far all have consequently been killed. But not the parents. The UN has withdrawn and the … [Read more...]

Review of a Scholarly Book About Angels

Title: Angels of Light, Powers of Darkness: Thinking Biblically About Angels, Satan & PrincipalitiesAuthor: Stephen F. Noll; Publisher: InterVarsity; Publication Date: 1998; Pages: 255Reviewer: Kermit Zarley. Bible quotations are from the NRSV unless otherwise noted. The subject of angels, and especially Satan, went out of vogue in the western world with Enlightenment. But in our present age of post-modernity, angels and heaven are having a serious comeback. It’s partly d … [Read more...]

Should Egypt Give the Restive North Sinai to Palestinians?

Ever since the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the far North Sinai Peninsula, just south of the Gaza Strip stretching southward to the city of El-Arish, and caused much turmoil there. Plus, the bedouin living there have been dissatisfied with Egypt's poor governance of their territory. Several gun battles recently have occurred in this region between terrorists and Egyptian police. In one such battle, nineteen Egyptian military personnel … [Read more...]

Is the Two-State Solution Dead?

This question about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is getting a lot of attention lately. I think the answer is "yes" if you're talking about the two-state solution that has been the focus of the two parties involved as well as the international community for so many decades now. But I don't think another two-state solution is dead, one that would accord with Israel's Proclamation of Independence. It seems hardly anyone thinks about it. But that's what my 1990 book, Palestine Is Coming, is … [Read more...]

Did God Forsake Jesus on the Cross?

After Jesus hung on the cross for six hours and was about to die, he cried out with a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mt 27.46/Mk 15.34). When he said that, Jesus was quoting the beginning of Psalm 22 in the Bible’s Old Testament. King David wrote this psalm, and the New Testament often applies portions of it to Jesus’ crucifixion. A good study reference Bible shows this. There are two theological issues which arise concerning this outcry by the crucified, dying Jesus. … [Read more...]


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