The Blessed Hope of Christians is Resurrection, Not Death

I love evangelist Billy Graham. For me, he was probably the greatest man of God in the twentieth century. I achieved one of my life goals in meeting this world-famous yet humble man. He spoke to our PGA Tour Bible Study multiple times. He even endorsed my first book, The Gospels Interwoven. In my new book, Solving the Samaritan Riddle: Peter's Kingdom Keys Explain Early Spirit Baptism, I tell a story from my friendship with Billy, when I asked him what he thought of evangelist and faith-healer … [Read more...]

Where Will the Righteous Go at the Resurrection?

Everyone should have a worldview. What's that? It's having an opinion about reality. It's answering questions that science and religion grapple with, such as: How did the universe originate? How did I get here? What is my purpose in living? Where am I going? Without a worldview, we're like a ship without a rudder, an airplane without wings, a car with no wheels. We don't know what's up or what's happening.One of the things that makes Christianity stand out concerning truth claims is its … [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...]

Since God Almighty Is Invisible, Jesus Being God Is Impossible

The Bible says no sinful, mortal human has ever literally seen God. For example, the Gospel of John says, "No man has seen God at any time" (John 1.18). The Bible further declares that sinful people literally cannot see God and continue to live. Yet most Christians have believed that Jesus was God. How could Jesus have been God if many people saw him and didn’t instantly die?The Bible relates several incidents in which people thought they literally saw God when they really saw “the angel of t … [Read more...]

If Raised from the Dead Proves Jesus Was God, Then Who Are We When We Get Our New Bod?

All four gospels of the New Testament (NT) culminate with narratives about Jesus' death, his bodily resurrection from the dead, and his disciples’ discovery of his empty tomb. And all of these gospels further relate several post-resurrection appearances of Jesus which occurred during the next forty days. During those times, Jesus' disciples literally saw, touched, and talked to him, and they even ate and drank with him (e.g., Matthew 28.9; Luke 24.39-43; Acts 10.40-41; cf. John 20.27; 2 … [Read more...]

The USA’s Separation of Church and State Binds Its War on Islamic Terrorism

YOU GOT TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE. The U.S. doesn't do it because of its cherished separation of church and state doctrine. That should change. The main weapon in the war against Islamic terrorism is not physical, but ideological. The U.S. should use it.The radical imams know this and take much advantage of it. They preach hatred and violence, turning young Muslim men into violent jihadists, even suicide bombers. The Qur'an (4:75) states, "true believers fight for the cause of God." These cl … [Read more...]