The Bible speaks often of oil (olive), using it as a metaphor for the Holy Spirit. Uses of oil were not only for food, but more importantly, for lighting lamps, for consecration of priests, a lotion and ointment for hair and skin, and for healing. The Bible mentions oil over 200 times, and is generally … Continue reading Jesus is the Anointed One
Theism means the belief in God, or a Higher Power. Polytheistic religions include Hinduism, Mahayana Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, tribal religions in the Americas and Africa and modern neopaganism. With the exception of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, most world religions are characterized by polytheism. I'm not going to get into the details about each polytheistic religion … Continue reading The truth about polytheism
You may have heard people talking about the Holy Spirit before, but are not sure what (or who) it is. The Holy Spirit is a mystery, and part of the Godhead. We haven't spoken, yet, about the Godhead, otherwise known as "The Trinity". The Trinity basically describes our understanding of the way that God exists. … Continue reading The Father, Son, and Spirit, One God
You may be wondering what is a wave sheaf? Until a few years ago, I had never heard of this either, not having grown up around farming. God uses a lot of agricultural metaphors to teach us Spiritual realities. So it is with the Wave Sheaf. In-fact, God's entire plan of Salvation (God's Rescue Plan) … Continue reading Jesus, the Wave sheaf Offering
I was doing some research prior to writing this, and there is really a plethora of Historical evidence that we could present for the Resurrection of Jesus the Christ. We'll present a high level summary because, honestly, it can get pretty tedious looking at all the individual details. Remember, the Resurrection is important because it … Continue reading Historical Evidence of the Resurrection
Jesus of Nazareth is the innocent Lamb of God who took away the sin of the world through His Sacrifice on the Cross. Jesus is God, wrapped in the likeness of human flesh. Jesus' virgin birth, and Holy Spirit Father, enabled Him to be born without the Original Sin that has afflicted all of mankind … Continue reading What is the Resurrection?
It's hard to not feel like sometimes everything is crumbling away in our lives. Our problems run the gamut. It can be something physical, like a persistent or even terminal illness that invades our lives. It can be material needs escaping us. More often than not, however, it is a result of interactions with other … Continue reading The Lurking Liar