(09/30/2015) Martyrdom and Tribulation?

Scripture points on the danger in confessing Jesus Christ during the end times are considered, today.  What we call persecution, suffering and tribulation are more correctly understood as the continuing condition that describes life for all followers...

(09/29/2015) The Evidence GOD Exists?

Today, Scripture points are shared on knowing the existence of divinity.  Carnal, material and social experience do not serve as the highest evidence of divine truth.  GOD is a spirit, and must be known and understood as present through spiritual...

(09/28/2015) Holy Water?

Scripture points are shared, today, on discernment, faith, prayer, and operations of the Holy Spirit.  Christians are to understand that the essence from GOD that was breathed into Adam continues to have power, and to operate among the living, for the...

(09/27/2015) The Last Prophet?

Points and Scriptures are shared, today, on prophecy and spiritual gifts bestowed upon the church of Jesus Christ.  While Jesus fulfilled prophecy by his actions and words, defined divine love and peace for all who would follow him, performed as a...

(09/25/2015) Messiah and the Unthinkable?

The teachings of Jesus to clarify his divine purpose, sufferings and death as the promised Messiah are considered, today.  Because the Savior’s ministry became known and was associated with feeding and healing the multitudes as well as promoting the...

(09/24/2015) Holy Garments?

How the exalted glory and honor of GOD are known and recognized through the use of priestly garments by clergy are topic, today.  Consider again the following from the Bible and the points below:  Matthew 22:  8-13, King James Version (KJV):  8 Then...

(09/23/2015) Name-calling?

Today, Scripture and points are shared on name-calling and offensive words used by Christians when witnessing to others.  Early church believers were first called “Christians” (“little Christ-s”) in Antioch as an expression of mocking and scorn.  The...

(09/22/2015) Not Anti-Catholics, Antichrists?

Continuing to acknowledge the 2015 visit to the United States of America, Washington, DC and the United Nations by Pope Francis, more points are shared, today, as cautions and encouragements to Christian believers.  The followers of Jesus Christ must...

(09/21/2015) Whatsoever Ye Shall Ask?

Acknowledging the visitation of Pope Francis to the Nation’s Capital and the United States of America, points are shared, today, on the widespread error among non-Catholics in criticizing Catholic expressions of faith, intimate relationship with...

(09/20/2015) A True Apostle?

Points are shared on the denial of legitimacy for the apostleship through Saul of Tarsus within the early church.  It is written:  27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.  28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles,...

(09/18/2015) Discovered Differences?

Today, response is shared for a discussion on paradise, purgatory and teachings within the Scriptures on the place and state of the dead.  Principles for answering supposed contradictions found in Scripture as well as differences among accounts and...

(09/17/2015) If You Knew When?

Scripture points are shared, today, on anticipation, hope, sacred knowledge, unity and the Second Coming of Christ.  Given the church has been endowed with a wealth of information regarding the end times and prophecy to prepare believers for their...

(09/16/2015) The Creation Of Mankind?

I share some ideas, today, on the various creation stories that feature Adam and Eve, on divine revelation through utterance (the Word), and on the accuracy of a believer’s sacred knowledge.  A reader at thoughts.com requested I share my understanding...

(09/15/2015) Saved by Faith and Works?

Scripture points are shared, today, on faith, divine law, love, the righteousness of Christ, and our salvation.  The fighter at “Yahoo! 7 Answers” (Australia) using the ID “oscar youre a grouch” (Level 1 with 51 points, a member since January 20,...

(09/14/2015) Can Salvation Be Lost?

Today, Scripture points are shared on apostasy (falling away), backsliding, and whether Christian believers can lose their salvation.  Ngwa Emileo, who participates with me in THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP (a Public Group on Facebook presently having 19,590...

(09/13/2015) Jesus Our Only Hero?

Hero-worship (i.e., idolatry), false religiosity, distraction from the work of the Gospel and misdirection are themes, today.  Because just being sorry for sin does not cleanse, excuse or save us, Christian believers are participating in a sacred...

(09/11/2015) Divine Jealousy?

Today, Scripture points are shared on divine commitment, dedication, sacred ownership, and the jealousy practiced by GOD.  At no time does our Creator display insanity and out of control behavior such as we see among men and women making selfish...

(09/10/2015) Convicted By His Humility

Today, I continue to share personal thoughts on the transformation of awareness, frame, and purpose that occur as spiritual growth.  Personal testimonies of sacred events are not given for ones private amusement; and once truth has been bestowed or...

(09/09/2015) To Study the Book of Judges

Cautions are shared, today, about academic instruction and secular study of the Bible.  Often, those who hold seats as college and university faculty are called upon to give instruction regarding doctrine and teachings from the Bible, however, because...

(09/08/2015) Repentance, Sin and Willpower

Today, Scripture points are shared on backsliding, iniquity, repentance, and salvation.  Self-will and willpower in created beings and living creatures are not sufficient to establish the full transformation that must occur to counteract the...

(09/07/2015) Religious Liberty Not Authority?

Accountability, duty, ethics, and personal authority are themes for our blog presentation this Labor Day, 2015.  As a former Federal employee in my position for many years through the Library of Congress, I was very surprised when the entire staff was...

(09/06/2015) Any Way For Men To Behave?

Adornment, dress codes, indignation, and freedom in the church are topics, today.  No mature Christian will agree that believers may enter the divine presence looking like a flash mob ready to destroy a convenience store?  The sacred collective...

(09/04/2015) None Higher Than Christ?

Scripture points are shared, today, on the teaching that a Christian believer’s commitment to the Savior must be greater than their feelings for parents and other family.  Emotions, respect, and sentiment are not solid ground that GOD may use for...

(09/03/2015) Accountability and Challenge, Not Blame

Today, Scripture points are shared on the Fall of Adam and the resulting inheritance of sin as a life condition for mankind.  The wrath of GOD against sin is a permanent aspect of full divine being, and does not alter or change as though it is an...

(09/02/2015) Baptism, Then Communion

Scriptures on the meanings of water baptism and Communion are shared, today.  While baptism and sharing in the Lord’s Supper are often regarded as acts by adults expressing ones desire and willingness to be a member of a local church, infants and...