When I was younger, I used to wonder what is so special about Jerusalem, that tiny plot of land. It seems like the Middle East, always in turmoil, is constantly fighting over Jerusalem. Terrorism, rioting, war, turmoil always seems to surround this tiny piece of land. Why? I remember thinking, why do people care so … Continue reading What is it about Jerusalem?
Why did God tell Rebekah that she had two nations in her womb? Rebekah was pregnant with twin boys, who would later become Jacob and Esau. The Bible tells us that the boys "struggled together", which basically means they were wrestling around with each other in Rebekah's womb. But what about the two nations? Who … Continue reading Edom, an ancient & everlasting hatred
Abraham was the 10th generation after Noah (global flood), who was the 10th Generation after Adam, the first created man. Abraham and his wife Sarah conceived a son in their golden years, and named him Isaac, which means laughter. Sarah laughed because she had difficulty believing God's message, that she would bear a son in … Continue reading Jacob (Israel) and Esau
The Tower of Babel incident occurred around 4,200 years ago—about 100 years after the Flood but before Abraham was born, This was before ancient Egypt, Greece, and other early civilizations. After the flood waters receded, Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, were commanded by God to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the whole earth. Sometime after … Continue reading The Tower of Babel
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
What caused Adam and Eve to eat from the forbidden tree? Why did they do it? God had given them literally everything that they could ever want or need. He had warned them that they would "surely die" if they ate from that tree? Why did they do it? Adam and Eve weren't alone in … Continue reading The serpent in the garden
God placed Adam and Eve in a perfect place with no sickness, no death, no aging, no worries, the Garden of Eden. In this place, God gave them one single rule. What was that one single rule that Adam and Eve broke, that eventually lead to sickness, pain, and death? The Bible teaches that there were … Continue reading The two “trees” in the Garden of Eden