Never heard of Christ?

Question: If you have to accept Jesus to be saved and to go to heaven, what about people in some remote part of the world who have never heard of Jesus? This post is in response to a question from the Got Questions? page of this site.  The answer was a bit too long to […]

A Couple of Goats… (4 of 4)

‘The Bible says a woman is worth two goats and a donkey.’ This is the comment that inspired this series of posts as well as the title. As I mentioned in part 1 of A Couple of Goats, the Bible does not in fact say anything about a woman being worth any kind of livestock. […]

A Couple of Goats… (3 of 4)

Today’s subject is Ignorance As with context, Biblical ignorance is rampant among non-believers and believers alike.  The Bible may be the best selling book of all time, but I wonder if it is not the most unread.  It is so easy to quote something out of context when you haven’t read that from which you […]

A Couple of Goats… (2 of 4)

So today I want to talk about CONTEXT This is something that non-believers and Christians are both guilty of abusing all the time. Christians use it of course to defend their position. In effect they try to make God say what they want Him to say. A great example of this is found in Exodus […]

Saved From What?

How many of us have heard the statement “Jesus saves!” Or has anyone ever asked you, “Are you saved?” I don’t remember how old I was when someone asked me that question. I think I was in high school. I really didn’t know what to say. At that time I understood that a certain group […]

Which Came First, the Chicken or Love? (Part 3 of 3)

So we are at the point now where we are asking ‘What difference does it make if love preceded life?’  ‘Why are you spending any time on this topic at all, Tim?’  Please  bear with me and I will try to reveal something quite meaningful and definitely life changing. The fact that God was content in […]

Which Came First, the Chicken or Love? (Part 2 of 3)

To answer the question  ‘Who did God love before the beginning, before the creation?’ the Monotheist might say ‘God loved himself before he created life.’  But that doesn’t really work if you think about it.  Can you really truly love yourself?  The Bible tells us what love is. “Love is patient, love is kind. It […]

Which Came First, the Chicken or Love? (Part 1 of 3)

Take any major worldview (that is, any major religious or philosophical stand through which one views the world) outside the Christian worldview, and you will find that in every case, life precedes love.  This is no slight or defamation toward any worldview, it is simply the truth.  Ask anyone true to their faith, be they […]