#18. Matthew, Prophecy & the Wise Men

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”

#14. The Light at the End of the Tunnel?

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?”

#13. The Mystery of 1260

–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”

#12.  ASK—The Search for Truth

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”

#10. Can You Bear Them Now?

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?”

#4. “End of the World”?? Possibly the world’s greatest translation error.

I’d like to nominate the phrase “End of the World” as the most significant translation error of all time. This translation is found in several places in the King James version of the Bible in the Gospel of Matthew (13:39-40, 49, 24:3, and 28:20). If translated correctly, it would have been the “end of theContinue reading “#4. “End of the World”?? Possibly the world’s greatest translation error.”