What Did Jesus Mean by “Paradise”?

When examining a particular gospel saying of Jesus, we should not only consider its immediate context but also anything else Jesus’ said about that subject or some specific word in his New Testament corpus, that is, in his entire gospel sayings. An example is Jesus’ pronouncement about the word “Paradise” to one of the two men who were crucified with him.All four New Testament gospels record that Jesus was crucified between two other men (Matt. 27.38; Mark 15.27; Luke 23.33; John 19.18). In t … [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...]

Are We Doing Enough About Islamic Suicide Bombers?

The USA began the 21th century with what it called a “War on Terrorism.” It’s still going on. In fact, much of the world is involved in this War on Terrorism. Strangely, this war is not between nations, and its insurgents sometimes are difficult to identify. Much of this war arguably represents a clash of civilizations. Many of those who are instigating it are fundamentalist Muslims, called “Islamists.” By means of armed force they are trying to overthrow Middle Eastern governments to establish I … [Read more...]


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