What Does “Your Kingdom Come” Mean in “the Lord’s Prayer”?

According to the gospels of Matthew and Luke, Jesus taught his disciples how to pray. This model prayer has been popularly called "the Lord's Prayer," with "Lord" referring to Jesus. Both Matthew and Luke provide a similar version of it, with Luke's being shorter (Matthew 6.9-13; Luke 11.2-4). Both prayers begin by addressing God as "Father." That was Jesus' favorite way of referring to God. Calling God "Father" obviously is a recognition of an relationship with God similar to what a son or a … [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...]

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...]

The Middle East Is a Mess that’s Getting Messier

The Middle East is a mess. And it seems everywhere you turn, it's getting messier. Just consider these sobering facts of late:Syria's three-year old civil war is spilling out into Iraq due largely to ISIS/ISIL that are a part of the rebellion. Sunni insurgents in Syria's war are being financed by Sunni governments in the Persian Gulf, including Saudi Arabia. The Syrian rebellion is losing against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's military forces. ISIS's goal is to create a Muslim … [Read more...]

Be Careful What You Say in Private

I'm a NBA fan. This week, the NBA (National Basketball Association) had its worst crisis in decades. Billionaire Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team, was punished drastically for making some private, disparaging remarks about people of color, specifically African-Americans and Latinos. Yet he makes mucho money as an NBA team owner, in which African-Americans constitute nearly 85% of all NBA players. Plus, his coach is well-liked African-American Doc Rivers.American … [Read more...]

Anthropology, the Intermediate State, and Sheol/Hades

Most Christians believe that the human soul is immortal and that when they die their soul goes to heaven to enjoy conscious bliss. The foremost Bible texts they cite for support are 2 Cor 5.1-8 and Phil 2.21-23; others are 1 Th 3.13; 1 Pt 3.18; Rev 6.9-10. Like most Christians, this is what I was taught, and I believed it for nearly thirty years.But this is not what the Bible teaches or the early Christians believed. Paul says only God possesses immortality (1 Th 1.17; 6.16). Famed William … [Read more...]

Predictions of the End of the World, Yet We’re STILL HERE

Harold Camping, founder and owner of the large Christian radio network Family Radio, died at 92 years of age on December 16, 2013. He had predicted that the world would end and Jesus would return on May 21, 2011. But the next day we were¬†STILL HERE.When I won my first pro golf tournament on the PGA Tour--the Kaiser International in Napa, California, in 1968--I listened to Family Radio the entire time while driving to and from the Silverado Country Club and my motel in St. Helena, thirty … [Read more...]

Interactive Map Shows Genetic Makeup of Populations

The University College of London has a Genetics Institute. It's website says it is "a world-leading centre to develop and apply bio-statistical and bio-informatics approaches to genetic research. ¬†Its major, although not exclusive, remit is to focus on clinical and human population genetics."Last week, the UCL Genetics Institute and the University of Oxford made public for the first time its "interactive map" which shows the history of genetic mixing of ninety-five current populations in … [Read more...]


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