Joel's Articles Published Online (June 2009)




Subtleties of the scriptures
June 9, 2009
SUBTLE:adj a. So slight as to be difficult to detect or describe; elusive: a subtle smile.b. Difficult to understand; abstruse: an argument whose subtle point was lost on her opponent. I've always kindly wanted to teach about...

Global climate change: God's doing or man's?
June 7, 2009
I have been arguing against man made global warming since I started writing articles. I have not changed my mind one iota and have even become more convinced than ever. This last week, it hit the fan again and the...

Were miracles actually performed In bibical times? Are they now?
June 7, 2009
For those who do not believe in God, His Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible as His revealed word, will remain unimpressed after reading this article. For those who do have a sincere interest in truth, I urge to...

Caning, corporal punishment, biblical or not?
June 5, 2009
Historically, some type of corporal punishment has been used at least since the law of Moses was given the Jews, in one way or another. The biblical examples and admonitions for itís use have to be examined closely...

The chips are down for God's children
June 4, 2009
We hear a lot about separation of church and state. This is a factor which is worthy and constitutional. But! It has been abused and misrepresented by many, including liberal politicians, atheists and any others who are opposed to...

For group outings don't miss Little River Canyon
June 4, 2009
Lookout Mountain extends from the Chattanooga, Tennessee area southwestward across the extreme northwestern corner of Georgia and on to Gadsden, Alabama where it terminates in the northeastern edge of that Etowah County seat. Natural scenic areas are commonplace the full...

You actually can love God more than family or self
June 3, 2009
You may have heard people complain, "How on earth can God expect me to love Him more than I love my children, my wife, or myself? It is totally unreasonable and, in my opinion, just cannot be done!"...

Abomination: One in a study of bibical words
June 16, 2009
The word "abomination" is found in the King James Version of the Bible, seventy nine times and the plural, "abominations" is found 80 times. There are five different words in the original manuscripts which are translated...

Efforts to comprehend the spiritual realm
June 15, 2009
Evolutionists tell us that we do not have to worry about life after death because they have determined that we will simply be dead. But for those of us who have studied the evidence for biblical inerrancy and choose to...

Settling the beginning of life debate
June 15, 2009
The time life begins in a human should pose no debate whatsoever. There are facts which are undeniable and causes the question to be frivolous. It is this writers opinion that those who argue differently, know better but simply make...

The destruction and changing of words and their meaning
June 14, 2009
Almost everyone by this time has heard of the prayer offered by a minister of the Christian Church named Joe Wright. On January 23, 1996, Mr. Wright was the guest chaplan for the Kansas House of Representatives. Following is a...

Does God approve of capital punishment today?
June 13, 2009
Capital punishment, even as corporal punishment, is a highly controversial subject. It should not be, but it is. Without an effort to determine what crime should or shouldn't be worthy of putting the perpetrator to death, our efforts in...

What the elderly may expect from the Obama administration
June 13, 2009
Questions of morality sometimes are overlooked in view of economics, fair share, and so on. This subject is somewhat sensitive but needs to be discussed and determined just where the Christian should stand. Most of you will recall that Tom...

Politics, the Bible and the voting Christian
June 12, 2009
Many people are quick to say that one's religion should not have any effect on his political beliefs and his casting of a ballot. They can say that all day long, but let's see what the Bible has...

How we can know the biblical writers were inspired
June 11, 2009
There are thirty-nine books in the Old Testament. There are twenty-seven books in the New Testament, bringing the total to sixty-six. The first five were written by Moses in the latter part of his life, who died...

Is teaching Jehovah God or nothing else, bigotry?
June 10, 2009
Bigotry: n. The attitude, state of mind, or behavior characteristic of a bigot; intolerance. (Answers online dictionary noun. Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion: intolerance. prejudice. (Answers online Thesaurus)These definitions leave room for almost...

"...to meet the Lord in the air"
June 9, 2009
"Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:17...

The antichrist is now here
June 29, 2009
Many people concern themselves with the coming of the end of time...soon. And also many predicate their thoughts and concerns on the four verses of scripture which mention the ďantichristĒ. Thatís the only four times...

We Can Learn From the Universal Flood
June 29, 2009
Just about everyone who has heard of the Bible, is at least partially familiar with the story of Noah. But not many have taken the time to analyze the event. First, it helps a lot to know what the circumstances...

A closer look at 2 Timothy 2:15
June 27, 2009
The reliable King James Version of the Bible renders the above verse as follows: "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" There are slight...

Does ignorance equate with innocence?
June 25, 2009

One dictionary I found listed innocence as a synonym for ignorance. And I can understand and accept that, conditionally. We often see a child do something that hurts himself or someone else or damages something and, in most cases we...

What will be in Heaven? What won't?
June 25, 2009
It is easy to get carried away when one begins a study about heaven or hell. It is a fascinating study. Unfortunately, it is not a subject where precise facts are scarce and we cannot begin to comprehend what heaven...

Why Do Some Choose Non-Denominational Christianity?
June 23, 2009
An organization called "Adherents.com" lists over 4200 religions in the world and 33,830 Christian Denominations. That is enough to boggle your mind. In order to answer our title question, we must understand a few facts. One...

Joseph and Mary: An inconceivable marriage
June 17, 2009
In New Testament times, particularly among the Jewish people, a young couple often were betrothed ahead of their marriage. This was somewhat like our custom of becoming engaged only it was binding as a completed marriage. To become free from...






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