“Job cursed God,” a seminary student told a group of us. I was in college and had decided to attend an on-campus Bible Study. That was the first, and last time I attended. I pointed out, rather sheepishly (not really) that if Job cursed God, then the whole point of the book would be lost! Of course, the seminary student chuckled at my lack of proper understanding (like of Job 1:22 and 2:10, “In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.”). But then, I recently started going through the book again ….
Ready to worship Satan? This line comes out every October with the push and pull of this hot topic. (not pocket!). We’ve all heard that the pumpkins were lit to signify that the family had already given their child sacrifices, that people dress up to hide from roaming spirits … But, what if I told you something worse should be avoided?
When I go through hard times, there’s one verse that gets me through. It’s been one of my favorite verses, in fact: Romans 8:28, “All things work together for good!” The only problem is, that verse doesn’t stand alone … there’s a context, and you might not like it.
While celebrating music and having fun 58 people were gunned down in Las Vegas. The concert revelers heard popping noises and expected them to be fireworks, until they watched in horror as people fell to the ground, covered in blood. A week later, as people try to make sense of all the loss of life, one answer is conspicuously missing from the discussion.
Never again. Those somber words fall from the lips of those who remember the Holocaust, when Nazi Germany murdered Jews, dumping them in mass graves. Sadly, we don’t hold the same attitude when we remember the Reformation period. It, too, drips with the blood of the minority at the hands of a greater power. The slaughter, like the Holocaust, attempted to extinguish opposition to the State Church, invoking a single word: Authority.
After years of construction, and 100 million dollars, Answers In Genesis opened the Ark Encounter, proving once and for all that the account in Scriptures is … False? That’s what many detractors would say. But, I’m wondering, does it really? Let’s examine their claims.
I’ve written before about sorcery. I refused to go to the multiplex to be entertained by Marvel’s Doctor Strange because–though it is “Marvel’s” sorcery–it softens us to accept sorcery overall. I also have written about whether or not witches have real power, or whether we secretly practice paganism. But, if you care about whether Jesus is actually your Lord and Savior, you may want to delve into His word to see the nature of what Paul calls Doctrines of Demons.