Jesus cleansing the temple

Den of Thieves

“My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” – Matthew 21:13[1][2] Why did Jesus clear the temple of “those who bought and sold” (Matthew 21:12, Mark 11:15, Luke 19:45)? Why did he “overturn the tables of the money changers, and the seats of those who…

Judgment is Coming

One week ago today, Isaac McCord found a soaking, burned page from a Bible under a bench at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The theme park is less than ten miles from Gatlinburg, where a fire destroyed hundreds of buildings and killed nearly fifteen people. What did this page say? “The day of the LORD…

Jacob and Esau: Deception

“Is not he rightly named Jacob? … He hath supplanted me these two times.” – Genesis 27:36[1] Jude, a half-brother of Jesus Christ, warned his readers about “certain men” who had “crept” into the church “unawares” (4). These men “speak evil of those things which they know not. … What they know naturally, as brute…

Judaizers

“If I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off which trouble you.” – Galatians 5:11-12 (KJV)[1] After Pentecost, the apostles battled Judaizers – false Jewish converts who preached circumcision for salvation (Acts 15:1, 5). Faith in the atoning…

CCM Apostasy

Margaret Becker, Matt Maher, John Michael Talbot, and Kathy Troccoli are Roman Catholics who move in evangelical circles. Many Protestant musicians have publicly associated with these people – writing, singing, touring, etc – and/or the Pope. The ecumenical church of the New World Order (NWO) will embrace all religions and denominations. So are these musicians Christian…

Righteous Judgment

“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” – John 7:24[1] Cain was a farmer, Abel a shepherd (Genesis 4:2). Esau was a “skillful hunter” (25:27). Jacob, a “mild” man, preferred to live in tents (25:27). King Saul was “handsome” and “taller” than the rest of the men of Israel (1 Samuel…

Rebuild the Walls

“The remnant that are left of the captivity … are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.” – Nehemiah 1:3[1] I published an editorial a few years ago called “Oil and Water.” I didn’t understand why apostate churches try to combine spiritual light…

Nephilim: A Grammar Lesson

It became clear to me this past weekend how little I know about biblical (classical) Hebrew. I prefer modern languages, especially those with alphabets that resemble English. If this issue weren’t enough, I keep seeing spelling changes in biblical manuscripts. Why does this matter? I said in part two that “Nephilim,” which I transliterated as nĕphiyliym,…

The Nephilim Hoax (Part 2)

“The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men which were of old, the men of renown.” – Genesis 6:4 (RV) Nĕphiyliym (פיִליםְִנְ) is the plural form…

The Nephilim Hoax (Part 1)

The Hebrew word nĕphiyl (נָפִיל H5303), often rendered “Nephilim” in modern Bibles, is at the center of a great controversy in Christian theological circles today. This word appears just three times in the King James Bible, as “giants.” Genesis 6:4: “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons…