One man said he once thought that biblical passages about persecution applied to people who lived in other countries like, Russia, North Korea, China or Pakistan, etc.– but not here, not in the United States of America! Welcome to the new America.
These verses comprise what may be the most controversial passage in the Bible. This interpretive dilemma is answered in several different ways. There is the insecure group interpretation. There is the secure group interpretation. There is the mixed group interpretation. Which is correct? Are any correct? Get ready for a theological collision of epic proportions.
If each of us can make a lasting difference in the lives of 10-20 people in our lifetimes, that difference will be felt for generations to come. Our mission is defined by what we do for others and how we influence their lives. That truth stands at the heart of Matthew 10.
Jesus and His entourage seemed to treat religion as if it were a party. Their actions, of course, offended many who clung to the accepted religious practices of the day. However, while holding to their traditions, they missed a great work which God happened to be doing among them. Are you ready for the party?
Do you know the man who led my father to Christ? I could have been raised by a father who despised Christ, but someone led my father to Christ and my father led me to Christ. The man who led my father to Christ, though dead for decades, still has an impact on the world. That’s called greatness.
Is it possible to make a connection with God without a priest? If a priest is really necessary, just who are these priests; how many are in existence; where can they be found; and how is it possible to make sure that any so-called priest is the genuine article?