That is the million-dollar question, isn't it? The basic literalist and fundamentalist is a firm believer in the entire Bible being completely literal and the inerrant word of God. Is that true? What do you believe? If you are here, my guess is that you already know the answer or you are on the edge … Continue reading The Return of the Messiah – Is it a Thing?
You have to save yourself from yourself. Salvation simplified.
In this article, I want to look at some of the writings of the Apostle Paul (Pol, Appolonius) or whoever he was, to show you what he says about salvation and how it needs to be obtained within you, as it should be, and not by claiming someone as your personal Lord and Savior on … Continue reading You have to save yourself from yourself. Salvation simplified.
Lost in Translation
I often hear people say that they want nothing at all to do with the Bible due to negative past dealings with the church, its harsh judgment, hypocrisy and the like. It saddens me to some degree because I know that these texts were never meant to be read literally but spiritually. And I can't … Continue reading Lost in Translation
This is not your Mama’s bread…
We are heading back to the insanity of the misunderstood Old Testament today in our latest venture down the rabbit hole of religion and everything that needs to be unpacked therein. In this specific story, Ezekiel is given the task of planning out the siege of Jerusalem. But to do this he needs God's help, … Continue reading This is not your Mama’s bread…
The Miracle of the Feeding of the Five Thousand
Isn't that a beautiful sight? From a literal perspective, Jesus is really in his element and doing what he does best: loving and helping people. The fundamentalist of Christianity today is a far cry from this scene. They have fallen prey to ignorance, hate, division, fear-mongering and misguided blind political faith just to name a … Continue reading The Miracle of the Feeding of the Five Thousand
The Son and the Sun. The Foundation of Christian Mythology.
Genesis 1-14 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years Luke 21-25 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the … Continue reading The Son and the Sun. The Foundation of Christian Mythology.
The Garden of Gethsemane
The word Gethsemane is only mentioned twice in the Bible in the following entries: Matthew 26:36 | Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. Mark 14:32 | And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and … Continue reading The Garden of Gethsemane
Nephilim: they might be giants…or maybe not
Nephilim means "the fallen ones" and/or "the extraordinary or marvelous ones". This meaning comes to life when we dig into the etymology of the word: From the verb נפל (napal), to fall, which appears to have to do with the verb פלל (palal), to distinguish, or פלה(pala), to be extraordinary. http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Nephilim.html Let's take a look at some biblical references to … Continue reading Nephilim: they might be giants…or maybe not
Why is the Cyclops Fireproof?
If you are a Percy Jackson fan, you will recognize that scene where the cyclops, Tyson, stops the bull that spewed flames at everybody in the camp. He grabbed the bull by the horns as it shot flames at him but he was unharmed. Why? And why are the cyclops fireproof in Greek Mythology? This … Continue reading Why is the Cyclops Fireproof?
The Shroud of Turin
If you have never heard of the Shroud of Turin before, I'll provide a little back story. This cloth is claimed by believers to be the actual burial shroud of Jesus himself. The one he was supposedly wrapped in after his "death". They accept this as proof of not only his physical existence but also … Continue reading The Shroud of Turin