The objective of this article will be to determine if the death penalty, as imposed by modern-day countries is biblical. What is the Bible’s point of view? Undeniably, this is an ethical issue overflowing with passion, for we are talking about a human life, both that of the victim and the offender, the greatest gift from God. Are modern-day nations qualified and authorized to determine such issues as life and death?
“Willful blindness (sometimes called ignorance of law, willful ignorance or contrived ignorance or Nelsonian knowledge) is a term used in law to describe a situation in which a person seeks to avoid civil or criminal liability for a wrongful act by intentionally keeping himself or herself unaware of facts that would render him or her... Continue Reading →
2011 was the year of the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible, otherwise known as the Authorized Version. The English-speaking world was in full celebration. There were television and radio specials, documentaries, as well as conferences, lectures, and seminars. King James I of England produced the translation that is noted for its “majesty of style,” and has been labeled as one of the most important books in the English history and a driving force that shaped the English-speaking world.
Genesis 6:3 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 Then Jehovah said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he also is flesh; therefore his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” Moses is the author of the first five books of the Bible, which includes Genesis as well as Psalm 90, a Prayer of Moses. Here in Genesis... Continue Reading →
Genesis 5:5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died. Genesis 5:27 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 27 So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years, and he died. Psalm 90:10 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 10 As for the... Continue Reading →
New Testament and Textual scholar Dr. Daniel B. Wallace estimates that tens of thousands of young Christians have lost their faith due to the Agnostic NT Textual and Early Christianity scholar Dr. Bart D. Ehrman's New York Times Bestselling book MISQUOTING JESUS: Who Changes the Bible and Why (2006). What Christian would ever co-author a book with Ehrman?
Many archaeologists and anthropologists date modern man back to at least 10,000 years ago. How are we to reconcile this when Bible Chronology takes us back to just a little over 6,000 years? It seems that some scholars who call themselves conservative or fundamentalist, who are supposed to believe that the original texts that contribute to our modern Bibles are “God-breathed” and fully inerrant, are not so conservative at times.
It was a wonderful word about prayer that Jesus spoke to His disciples on the night before His crucifixion, “Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask anything in My name, I will do it.” Of course, if the prayer is according to God's will and purposes.
One of the most significant verses in the Bible on prayer is 1 John 3:22. John says, “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”