Joel's Articles Published Online (October-November 2010)




The seventh “abomination” that God hates
November 29, 2010
There lived a gospel preacher whom I never met personally, yet I learned to admire him through the reading of his articles, reportedly to have been over 2,000 published. I re-read one recently and his unique style more...

Evidence that Jesus knew, believed and accepted Old Testament scriptures
November 27, 2010
The contents of he Holy Bible have been rejected, scorned and ridiculed by those who wish it to be false, since it was originally written. Some are willfully ignorant of the contents, others know much of what it says but...

More admissions of no evidence by naturalists
November 18, 2010
Not too many scientists still preach the original Darwinist teachings, but have altered them frequently when they found them to be baseless. Ever striving to get something to show up to verify a point or two of their foolish hypothesis...

The story of strength and bravery of 16th century martyrs
November 17, 2010
Although somewhat known, the story of John Fryth is not extremely famous. But it is a perfect example of the soundness of faith possessed by numerous Christians from the first century up through relatively recent centuries.Fryth was born in...

The man who was stoned to death, but lived
November 16, 2010
During biblical times, they had no electric chairs, no chemicals for deadly injections to terminate lives of criminals. So, especially during New Testament times, death sentences were carried out in several ways. The most horrible was that of crucifixion because...

Live so that your epitaph may read ‘He did what he could’
November 11, 2010
A gospel preacher was heard to say once upon a time, that he only hoped that his epitaph would read the above. It is a great thought, yet it can be very misunderstood at times, I fear. There are records...

The omniscience of God: Dreams and more
November 6, 2010
The dictionary describes omniscience as: Having total knowledge. All-knowing. It would seem that most would say that is a pretty difficult accomplishment. There are some who feel they have reached that pinnacle, but they haven’t. Yet God...

The meaning and purpose of life: A biblical view
November 3, 2010
Life has definite meaning and definite 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...

The suffering and martyrdom of 22 year old Perpetua, Christian mother
November 2, 2010
During the reign of Septimius Severus, Roman emperor from 193 to 211, all the subjects under his reign were strictly forbidden to become a Christian or a Jew. The laws governing those who were already Christians or Jews were quite...



The letter from Ignatius to Mary, mother of Jesus
October 26, 2010
The exact dates of the birth and death of Ignatius are not known, however, it is known that he was born in Syria sometime between 35 and 50 A.D. and died sometime between 98 and 117, A.D. He...

The gender of God, how we can know for sure
October 25, 2010
In the majority of human minds, Jehovah God is a male, although that has been questioned by a few and in the past few decades, more have questioned it. In most of the biblical references God is referred to as...

Prophecies of the messiah fulfilled by Jesus gives proof of bible’s authenticity
October 19, 2010
A large number of biblical scholars who have taken the painstaking effort and time to count them, agree that there are a minimum of 360 such prophecies. No one can dispute that, nor should they, unless they are willing to...

An analysis: God in three persons is one
October 18, 2010
The so-called Trinity has baffled mankind throughout the ages. It is difficult (perhaps impossible) for man, who is physical, to completely understand this subject. I quickly admit my own inadequacy with it. Yet, after years of meditating upon it...

Knowledge or ignorance of God’s word can determine one’s eternal destiny
October 17, 2010
Perhaps the one thing that will be the root cause of more people spending eternity in the torment of Hell, and is inexcusable, is ignorance. A lack of knowledge of God's word! A lack of knowledge is not...

Isaiah’s prophesy of the coming of the Lord’s church (kingdom)
October 15, 2010
An analysis and study of Isaiah’s prophesy, and others, can help to give one a much better understanding of what the Lord’s church is, where and how it began and the vital importance of it. Study...

Exploring why the Christians were severely persecuted under Rome
October 14, 2010
When one considers that the Romans, who had control of the Jewish lands, were normally quite tolerant of religions and tried to keep peace with the Jews. Plus the fact that the first century Christians were meek and Godly people...

The error of exalting one Christian over another
October 11, 2010
This article is not intended to criticize or ridicule one religious denomination or another. Those who are acquainted with this author, knows by now that I belong to none of them. But there are small things which I consider unscriptural...

Was the lineage of Jesus accurately prophesied in the Old Testament?
October 9, 2010
A skeptic questioned the authenticity of Jesus being scripturally qualified to be the Messiah and offered the following three arguments against it.“The Messiah must be from the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10). Under Jewish law, tribal affiliation...

Who or What was the biblical Azazel? (Leviticus 16:8,10, 26)
October 8, 2010
There are numerous people, even some devout Bible reading Christians who have never heard the term “Azazel”. If you are one who reads only the King James Version of the Bible, you probably have not heard the term...

Making Leviticus interesting and meaningful (part 4 The Day of Atonement)
October 7, 2010
Beginning with chapter 16 in Leviticus, we come to the meaty part of the purpose for the law of Moses. The promises God made to Jacob and more so to his children, the twelve tribes were those of a material...

Making Leviticus interesting and meaningful (Part 3 Chapters 11-15)
October 3, 2010
Part 3 begins with chapter 11. We have studied the issuing of requirements of sacrificial offerings from chapter 1 through chapter 7. Then chapters 8 through 10 concerns the appointing of the tribe of Levi as the religion caretakers for...






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