Tolerance used to mean that the views and opinions of others were accepted as a right. "Each individual has a right to his or her beliefs." Tolerance today, however, is indignation toward those who do not believe the same as others. "If you do not believe as I do, you are intolerant."
This past week I was asked, “Which is correct, Jesus or Yeshua?” The question came from a person who had been told by certain Messianic zealots—again, Gentiles rather than Jewish believers in Messiah Yeshua—that the only correct name to use for Messiah is Yeshua “because that’s His Hebrew name.” There are of course many other arguments proposed by these zealots, including numerous additional reasons for not using the name Jesus. The uneducated nonsense they... continue reading
If we continually define ourselves by what we are not, we will inevitably forget who we are.
Many Christians debate with themselves about the will of God when it's time to make hard choices. Questions abound not only concerning if choice "A" or choice "B" is God's will, but if God is even speaking to us at all. We often ask if our decision is based on what God wants, or what I or someone else wants. How do you know God's will and when He is speaking to you? The term "speaking" for this poll refers to a metaphorical sense, not a literal or audible voice.
The story is told many times how an individual or family joins a local congregation and all seems well until "feelings" are hurt or difficulties arise. Some leave and join another congregation while others dropout of church altogether. Have you ever left a church or moved your membership because of one of the following reasons?
Well, Duck Dynasty might be one of the most popular reality shows in America, but do the stars of the show share the same views as most Americans? Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson sat down for an interview with GQ magazine and he said some pretty controversial things. This is what he had to say about homosexuality, "It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man's anus, that's just me. I'm just thinking:... continue reading
According to Sarah Palin, there are "angry atheists" all around the country who want to take the "Christ" out of Christmas. And if you have watched Fox News lately, you can't go 30 minutes without them talking about the war against Christmas. Even the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, is fighting this Christmas time battle. He proposed a "Merry Christmas Law" this year that protects public school teachers. They can now freely tell their... continue reading
Thousands of protesters took to the streets this week in the German city of Leipzig, taking issue with the "Islamization of Europe."