Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts” (Zech 4:6). The encouragement given to Zerubbabel on that night long ago in 519 BC holds true for us today as well. Although we are not […]
I am getting questions recently about TRUMP and his support of Israel. As a Bible student and theologian, recent developments are intriguing and a good source for thought and contemplation on Bible prophecy in the world today. Earlier today, I was asked whether I thought it was a ‘big deal’ that Trump had announced the […]
Do animals have souls like people do? Well, yes and no. Let me explain. Animals can think (intellect), love (emotion), and make independent decisions (volition). The ability to do these things was given to mankind and to many of the animals, including kittens, puppies, and ponies. These attributes reside in the soul and constitute personhood. So, in this sense, animals have souls. Animals have their own unique personalities and temperaments and can think, love, and make decisions, much like we do.
Hearing and believing truth is the exercise regimen for the soul. Spiritual health and vitality come with the repeated lifting of truth, the heavier the truth, the stronger the faith becomes. When the truth of God is heard and believed, it transforms the mind and heart. It strengthens the soul. It cleanses the spirit. It […]
We are moving through the prophecies of Zechariah on Sunday mornings @ BFC. Studying the Bible together is a good thing…. It is also good for our kids to hear grownup Bible stuff. They learn more from our passion for God’s Word than we realize.
It is interesting to me the prominence that Jerusalem has on the world stage in modern times. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam consider Jerusalem a vital part of their religious histories and traditions. Some in modern times are proposing that Jerusalem become a designated international city, belonging to the world and not merely to one nation, […]
Here is a question I received recently: “I was just curious as to what the Bible says on if animals have souls or not? (: Good question! Do animals have souls like people do? Well, yes and no. Let me explain. Animals can think (intellect), love (emotion), and make independent decisions (volition). The ability […]
The visions of Zechariah offer a unique window through which to view the unfolding history of the world from the divine perspective. Zechariah shows that history progresses on a schedule and according to a plan formulated by God Himself. He is never surprised by events in real-time. He exercises sovereign oversight in the unfolding saga […]
The discipline of God upon the nation of Israel does not invalidate the promises God made to them. In fact, the discipline and judgments prescribed for Israel are in keeping with the promises of God in His relationship to Israel. The judgments do not negate the promises to bless Israel but establish the need that Israel […]
Scariest Chapter of the Bible is Revelation 6 Oh, My Goodness! What a terrifying chapter…. So grateful for the deliverance assured believers and explained in I & II Thessalonians…. The Lamb opened the first four seals of the seven seals that bound the scroll. John saw a white horse, followed by fiery red horse, followed […]