So Who Were the Nephilim? Common Explanations
The theories among religious scholars as to the origins of the Nephilim fall into three main camps.The theory that they are result of interbreeding between those who are descended from Cain, and those who are descended from Seth.It Must Be Wonderful Not Just to Heal Someone But to Make Them Whole! Who Could Do That?
In this scenario, Jesus Christ not only heals but makes one grateful man whole. Is there a secret here? If there is I want to discover it!Heroes of Faith
In Hebrews 11 we read about the lives of men and women who through faith made the world a better place. It says that these men and women, by faith, toppled kingdoms, made justice work, took the promises for themselves. They were protected from lions, fires, and sword thrusts, turned disadvantage into advantage, won battles and routed alien armies. Women received their loved ones back form the dead.Evolution of God
As man evolved, so did man’s image of God. Originally God was perceived in terms of the environment but this image developed into one more like ourselves — and with our faults. Now our image of God is more often that of a loving and compassionate being than that of an unbending authority figure.Tax Tyranny Solution
If we are subject to tyrannical taxation are we free to become “tax patriots,” refusing to pay any tax exceeding ten percent? After all, aren’t we supposed to obey God rather than men? Well, yes we are obligated to obey God before men but the Bible doesn’t actually command us to refrain from paying oppressive taxes. Instead, the Scripture requires us to “give to all their dues; to the one due tax, the tax; tribute to whom tribute is due, fear to whom fear is due, and honor to whom honor is due” (Romans 13:7).Tax Tyranny
How much tax is too much tax? Does the Bible furnish any instruction concerning this issue? In other words, does the Word of God by example or teaching give us any idea when the state has exceeded its authority to tax its citizens?Christian Politics
To begin with it is important to accept the fact that there is no area of life that is exempt from the rule of God. Christians are called to engage every part of creation as they bring their sphere of influence under the authority of Jesus Christ. Believers must work to provide examples of how the kingdom of God is realized in every legitimate and moral pursuit. And yes, this includes the realm of politics with participation as candidates and voters alike.Control Issues of Organizations and Individuals Are Usually Negative – Be a Positive Influence!
Many people, either in organizations or individually, tend to have control issues of some sort. We all want things to go our way, but we really need to understand that God’s Will comes before our own. Fear and weakness can control us, but we cannot control others no matter what we might be thinking. We can be a positive influence to others instead of being a negative controller.Catholic Baptism – Its’ Origins
This article explain the origins of Baptism. It covers how and why Baptisms welcome new members together with God the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.Seeing the Glory of Jesus
Jesus did all things well. Thousands of believers gather every Sunday to rejoice over his marvelous achievements. These people serve the world’s needs because of his example and teaching and empowerment via the Holy Spirit.Bat Mitzvah Planning – 3 Things You Need to Do Before You Start!
Bat Mitzvah Planning can get very overwhelming if you don’t plan well. Even the greatest orginization will never guarantee things won’t go majorly wrong. This is the coming of age for a young Jewish woman and therefore, one of the most important events of her life. There are three very important things that you need to do before you start planning for parties and such.Salvation Illustrations – Salvation by God’s Action and God’s Response
I am going to illustrate Salvation by God’s action and God’s response. The lost coin, the lost sheep and the lost son are good salvation illustrations. The second theme that echoes in the Bible are that when one sinner goes to the bank and cashes it in (repents and accepts); there is great rejoicing in heaven. Jesus says that there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.