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Papias And The Millennium

As a writer whose thoughts have quite often gone towards the millennium and what it will be like [1], it is quite a joy to me that the ancient writer Papias was interested in the Sabbath as well.  To be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judah’s Scepter And The Sacred Stone

Judah’s Scepter And The Sacred Stone, by D.A. Brittain [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Given my upbringing and the popularity of stories about the Israelite origin of the … Continue reading

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Remez: Knowing The Text So We Can Play

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on April 7, 2018.] On July 14, 2012, Mr. Scott Ashley gave the first of at least three sermons that … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Does Isaiah 64:6 Imply Total Depravity

Earlier today a friend of mine came to me with a great deal of vexation and frustration relating to the false religious worldview of Calvinism, in particular beliefs about total depravity.  While I have not shied away from heavy criticism … Continue reading

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I Wanted Words But All I Heard Was Nothing

As anyone remotely familiar with my writing knows, I am by no means unfamiliar with that unhappy feeling one gets when one sends messages and communications into a black hole of silence with no reply at all [1].  As someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyman’s Bible Commentary: Isaiah

Everyman’s Bible Commentary:  Isaiah:  “The Salvation Of Jehovah”:  A Survey Of The Prophet Of Isaiah The Prophet, by Alfred Martin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyman’s Bible Commentary: Daniel

Everyman’s Bible Commentary:  Daniel, by John C. Whitcomb [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The book of Daniel has long been a source of contention concerning higher criticism … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Does The Eternal Create Evil?

Recently, I received a question from a loyal reader about the meaning of Isaiah 45:7, which reads:  “I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.’”  Of course, that is what I read … Continue reading

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No Prophesying Without Confession

Intriguingly enough, the sermon this past Sabbath was a spiritual Passover preparation message that discussed a great deal about the issue of confession.  Somewhat independently, I have come across a great deal of people over the course of my life, … Continue reading

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Q & A With John Prather, Author Of The Nephilim Virus

Q: What led you to be interested in the Nephilim as a model for the afflicted people in your novel? I’ve always thought the Nephilim were fascinating creatures. The two verses in Genesis six about them leave so much information … Continue reading

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