Do All Bible Texts Allow Only One Interpretation But Maybe Many Applications?

This question depends, first of all, on the meaning of the words “interpretation” and “application.” Some Bible scholars define them with distinctly different meanings whereas others allow for some overlap in meaning. Yet other scholars assert there should be no distinction between them. There has been a recent change in biblical scholarship about this subject. Throughout much of church history, most authorities on the Bible advocated the principle, “one interpretation, many applications.” But almost every book written by scholars recently… Read more

Franklin Graham Discredits Himself about Trump’s Charlottsville Remarks

People who read my blog regularly may know that I sometimes remark about my friend Evangelist Billy Graham, who I think may have been the greatest man of God in the twentieth century. His son, Franklin Graham, has continued somewhat in his father’s footsteps by conducting Christian ministry of his own for decades. But in recent times, Franklin has been taking positions on moral and cultural issues and making statements about them that have discredited himself among probably a majority… Read more

Are Implanting Microchips in Human a Precursor of “the Mark of the Beast”?

  Last week, it was reported that a company named Three Square Market in River Falls, Wisconsin, is right now implanting tiny, rice-sized microchips in fifty of its employees. They are called Radio Frequency Identification chips (RFID). They are being inserted under the skin between the thumb and forefinger. It only takes two minutes to implant them. These electronic devices will contain stored data about employees. They will be scanned when employees enter company buildings, access their computers, and buy… Read more

Korean Kim Mixed with Trump Implosion Could Be a Bad Cocktail

Donald Trump’s presidency is imploding. His response to the violent demonstrations by Neo-Nazis and White Nationalists, with a counter-protest against them, last week in Charlottsville, Virginia, is another disaster. His three speeches about it so far are being rendered inadequate by a large majority of U.S. citizens. Many are concluding the president revealed that he is somewhat of a racist. For the self-proclaimed master of deal-making in his book, The Art of the Deal, that is a real deal-breaker in… Read more

Trinitarians Believe What Jesus’ Enemies Claimed More than They Believe Jesus about His Identity

Trinitarians believe Jesus is God just as much as God the Father is God. They support this viewpoint by citing three major, biblical texts in which Jesus’ opponents alleged that he claimed to be God, or the like, whereas each time Jesus denied this allegation. So, in each case Trinitarians believe Jesus’ opponents and not Jesus. These texts are Mark 2.1-12, John 5.17-47, 10.30-38. First, Mark 2.1-12 (cf. Matt. 9.1-8; Luke 5.17-26) says Jesus came home to Capernaum and entered… Read more

Justin Thomas Wins PGA

Twenty-four year old Justin Thomas won the PGA Championship–the fourth and last major of the year in pro golf–for his fourth win this year on the PGA Tour and his first major win. The young guys are taking over pro golf almost as much as the young girls are taking over ladies pro golf. Thomas shot a three-under par 68 today for an eight-under par total of 276. Thomas won by two strokes over three players: Louis Oosthuizen, Patrick Reed,… Read more

Keven Kisner Still Leads the PGA

  After three rounds of play in the 99th PGA Championship—which is chronologically the third of the four major championships in golf—second-round co-leader Keven Kisner had a two-shot lead with three holes to play. He hooked two irons shots on the 16th and 18th holes, which are par fours, that cost him dearly. On the 16th, the ball landed in the water for a double bogie six. On the 18th hole, the ball landed on a stone bridge straddling a… Read more

Former Atheist Mark Zuckerberg Gets Religion and Philanthropy

  The growth of Facebook has been phenomenal. The graph showing its stock price over the past several years is the most steadily climbing graph line I think I’ve ever seen for a stock. This year, Facebook’s stock price is up 40%, which is 4x the S&P 500. In the past five years, Facebook’s stock price has escalated 670%. Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook. In 2004, he dropped out of the elite Harvard University to start the… Read more

Colin Powell Should Have Been President for a Time Like This

As most Americans know, North Korea has launched several ballistic missiles this year as tests indicating progression toward their stated goal of possessing nuclear ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland thousands of miles away. Only days ago, North Korea fired its first missile that U.S. intelligence said was capable of reaching the U.S. mainland and that they now have the capability of miniaturizing a nuclear warhead to fit on such a missile. The time has now arrived that the… Read more

New Plan for Golf’s Major Championships

The 99th PGA Championship began today at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the year, it is always the third of the four major championships in golf. Much attention will be on young superstar Jordan Spieth. Having just turned 24 years of age, he will be trying to win it to become the youngest player ever to win all four major championships in a career, called a Career Grand Slam. He got off to rocky start today… Read more

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