Joel's Articles Published Online (July-August 2009)




The Christian's Persecution
July 24, 2009
The Christianís Persecution The plight of the faithful Christian has been that of persecution from the beginning of the Lordís church on the first Pentecost after His resurrection. The degrees and types of persecution have varied...

The Golden Calves Of The Bible
July 9, 2009
Those of you who have followed my writings very much, know that I was raised on a farm amidst just about all types of farm livestock imaginable. Dogs have always been my favorite animal but not too far behind that...

Martyrdom Of The Early Christians
July 3, 2009
From the time that Jesus walked the earth. for a period of several centuries, persecution of Christians was an ongoing thing. These things are recorded by early writers such as church leaders and historians. Those doing the persecuting ranged from...

The Hadean realm: A difficult subject
July 30, 2009
There are many differences held by various bible scholars as to the state and location of the dead. Various verses in the bible seem to infer things that would mean one thing or another. I think that no one can...

How devoted must a Christian be?
August 19, 2009
In order to intelligently answer the title question, we have to analyze the term as it was first used and the changes that have evolved to in the minds of men. The suffix of ian, an or simply n, attached...

We can always thank God, regardless of the circumstances
August 17, 2009
The title may seem to be asking a lot from people but I am convinced that it can and should be done always. And I believe it will have a calming reaction to the one(s) doing the thanking. I...

The biblical explanation for the purpose of life
August 17, 2009
Life has definite meaning and purpose. The Holy Bible is our source for everything pertaining to life and godliness as described in 2 Peter 1:3. Although the atheistic theory suggests that man is here simply by a series of...

Entering an anti-Christian era
August 14, 2009
Biblical and secular history reveals that true followers of God have always been in the minority. The Bible itself confirms that fact. Yet, their influence and moral standards have penetrated deeply into all the world. They have steered many other...

The dying convulsions of Darwinism
August 11, 2009
Like Bermuda grass in a corn row, you can kill it any way you like but it refuses to die. Not because of any extraordinary tenacity, but simply that itís roots are everywhere and unyielding. Darwinís...

What really happened with Lamech?
August 11, 2009
Genesis 4:23-24 when studied only from the King James Version offers much mystery. And when you read the other versions, some of them shed more light on the subject but it remains an intriguing passage. Many scholars feel...

Vexation of spirit, and me
August 5, 2009
Solomon king of Israel, was granted much wisdom from God, because he asked for it instead of riches. He lived a sumptuous life with huge riches and was led astray by his love for women. He married 700 wives and...

Understanding God's covenants (laws)
August 4, 2009
There is a massive amount of information about the Holy Bible which is misunderstood. The book is a compilation of writings by inspired men from Moses on through the New Testament Apostles and other inspired men of God. The book...

America's immoral minority(?) continues to grow
August 3, 2009
The fall of the mighty Roman Empire is generally used as an example of what immorality will do for a nation or an empire, and it is actually a good example, yet the true fall was somewhat of a side...

Thy word is truth: The case of the missing Hittites
August 31, 2009
Man has attempted to show that the Bible is not God's word and they try to find fallacies to back them up. They have put their hearts into finding certain things in the holy writ which may have not...

Self-righteous indignation: A Biblical View
August 31, 2009
Most of us are guilty of some type of sin on a pretty regular basis. I know I am. I am thankful that most of mine are of omissions and involves no one except me and my Heavenly Father. I...

Rightly dividing the word of truth
August 29, 2009
Sometime about 40 years ago, I had a recurring dialogue with a young lady regarding the two laws, or two testaments, and tried over and over to explain the differences in them and what they were for, plus why there...

A biblical take on capital punishment
August 24, 2009
Capital Punishment is a subject with proponents from one end of the spectrum to the other. The divergence of opinions is extreme. It is a perfect example of why there must be some method of determining authority. It is comparable...

Pondering biblical explanations for the three person Godhead
August 23, 2009
The human mind finds difficulty in understanding the three person Godhead from several viewpoints. Some of the questions which I have been asked over the years are: Which of the three is the superior? Which is the lesser, or most...






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