The Unimportance of the Virgin Birth (Repost – 2014)

Image via Wikipedia We have four gospels in the New Testament, but half of them mention the Virgin Birth (Matthew and Luke), and only at the announcement of that Birth. Further, that means only two books of the 27 in the New Testament mention the Virgin Birth. There is nothing beyond Matthew and Luke in the entire New Testament pertaining to the Virgin Birth (although Galatians 4.4 might allude to in a strictly Pauline way). Why? This is a pivotal prophecy – one which no Messiah could do with out. Granted the Jews believe that the Hebrew means ‘young


Bare Your Arm of Salvation, A Traditional Hanukkah Song – Repost 2012

This is a long standing repost. I hope to visit it later to clean it up, etc… Sundown approaches, darkness will cover the earth, and Hanukkah will being – it promises to be a bitterly cold night in some parts of the United States and moderately cool in Jerusalem. Here is song (and if you click the link at the bottom, it will take you to site to hear it sung in Hebrew) traditionally song, at least since the 13th century. The last stanza strikes me, for God has indeed shown us His arm But although He had done


Hanukkah, biblically known as the Feast of Dedication – Repost 2012

Sun down this evening begins the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, or Chanukah for the Jewish among us. It is a celebration in commemoration of the re-dedication of the Temple by the victorious armies of Judas Maccabeus, who had led the armies of Israel against the Hellenizing forces of Antiochus. Early in the morning on the twenty-fifth day of the ninth month, which is the month of Chislev, in the one hundred and forty-eighth year, they rose and offered sacrifice, as the law directs, on the new altar of burnt offering which they had built. At the very season and


Apple is the new religion

I only have one Apple made product. An iPod. Like a lot of other Apple products it was made in a Chinese factory owned by the Taiwanese conglomerate Foxconn. Foxconn has been accused of various less than adequate workplace safety procedures, with the latest incident involving 250 workers being exposed to pesticides in one of their Indian factories. And there have been the well publicized problems with the new Foxconn made Apple iPhone 4. Last week, Prof. Heidi Campbell of Texas A&M University, claimed in a research paper, and to Fox News, that: The religious-like behavior and language surrounding

Daniel / Debate/Discussion

Fulfilled Bible Prophecies of Jesus Christ and Israel

Fulfilled Bible prophecy is often used as evidence the Scriptures are inspired. These are two exceptionally amazing ones, the exact day Jesus presented Himself as Messiah from 600+ years before, and Israel’s 1948 rebirth predicted from 2,500+ years ago. See more at The Miracle of Fulfilled Bible Prophecy

Church History

How long was the Ministry of Christ?

Mark Goodacre has a podcast that should make the believer think – where did we get that magical number that the ministry of Christ was 3.5 years. (Find it here)

Society and Religion

Jesus of Siberia: an ex-traffic cop turned Messiah

Where is Yakov Smirnoff when you need him?