We have returned to the time of year when we hear once again the story of the Wise Men—the Magi who came from the East, according to Matthew’s Christmas story (Matt 1-2). In recent reading, I was noticing how much Matthew was concerned with the fulfillment of prophecy. We encountered five, or possibly six, propheticContinue reading “#18. Matthew, Prophecy & the Wise Men”
To all who are seeking the Promised One…
Where does Christ return?
The Strange Case of the Missing Messiah
or the Tunnels in Crater Mountain You’ve probably heard the phrase “the light at the end of the tunnel” as an expression of hope—that, although we are in a dark place, we will reach the end of that darkness and come out into the light. I have often heard it used as a way ofContinue reading “#14. The Light at the End of the Tunnel?”
–and Why Christianity Can’t Unravel It Of all the numbers found in biblical prophecy, 1260 is the most baffling. It seems very significant because it is mentioned in the two most prophetic books of the Bible—twice in the Old Testament Book of Daniel (7:25 & 12:7) and seven times in the New Testament Book ofContinue reading “#13. The Mystery of 1260”
A-S-K is a convenient acronym for Jesus’ instructions to everyone who is sincerely searching for truth: Ask, Seek, Knock. In Matthew 7:7-11, He says: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;Continue reading “#12. ASK—The Search for Truth”
Problems with Evangelicalism: There is a Solution
Someone recently asked me if he could have the “Cliff Notes” version of the book. “You know—the short synopsis.” I had to answer, “I’m sorry, but no, there are no shortcuts”. And the reason for this is that it contains truths that many readers may find difficult to bear. To make it possible for the readerContinue reading “#10. Can You Bear Them Now?”
Three of the four times that Angel Gabriel appears, his prophecies are stunningly accurate. The 4th time is also, although we may need some help to discover how.