The Bible and Science

Has anyone ever noticed when science and the Bible are at odds with each other, it is automatically assumed that the Bible is wrong and science is right? Liberal and moderate Bible scholars will look for natural ways for the Bible to agree with science. Yet, when science grows over the years, it discovers that... Continue Reading →

Is Snake Handling Biblical?

Snake handling or serpent handling[1] is a religious ritual in a small number of Pentecostal churches in the U.S., usually characterized as rural and part of the Holiness movement. The practice began in the early 20th century in Appalachia, and plays only a small part in the church service. Practitioners believe serpent-handling dates to antiquity... Continue Reading →

Why Is Faith Healing Not Scriptural?

Really, there are three different thoughts when it comes to faith healing: (1) the scandalous evangelist standing on stage healing some cripple, and (2) some person living through or recovering from some tragic illness or accident. (3) For others, they picture Jesus and Paul healing the sick, Jesus raising the dead. Most though, see or imagine the little girl in the wheelchair in an audience that can move nothing but her eyes, as the preacher is

Homosexuality – Genes or learned?

Homosexuality is a romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender. As a sexual orientation, homosexuality is "an enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions" to people of the same sex. Some argue that same-sex attraction is brought about through socialization. Somebody acquires a personality or traits through their background (nurture), impacted by family,... Continue Reading →

What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?

The USA has the only large mainstream church ever to consecrate an openly gay bishop (Gene Robinson), the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. A vast majority voted in an openly gay pastor of the biggest Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saint Paul, MN (Bradley Schmeling), as the senior pastor. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is now allowing openly gay men and women in same-sex relationships to be ordained as clergy.

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