Joel's Articles Published Online (September 2009)




A look at The Gospel of Thomas
September 6, 2009
To spend a lot of time studying the apocryphal books would probably be a waste of time when one should be studying the bible. But, a little knowledge of these books, I believe, is valuable. The Gospel of Thomas, for...

Children, divorce and God's will
September 5, 2009
In the creation, God created man and He made these remarks: And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet (suitable, a counterpart...JHH) for him. (Genesis...

Things we should pray for
September 4, 2009
"And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive." (2 Kings 8:30...

Examining the 'little things' of the Holy Bible
September 4, 2009
Any Bible scholar knows that there are many instances in the Holy Pages where a sentence completes some thought and the next one starts something entirely different. It is very common to assume that the latter sentence takes up something...

Are we "lukewarm" Christians?
September 4, 2009
"So then because thou art lukewarme, and neither cold nor hot, I wil spew thee out of my mouth:" (Revelation 3:16)It would be bad to hear God say that, wouldn't it? Well, He said that...

Polygamy: Authorized or condemned by the Bible?
September 24, 2009
There are many instances of polygamy in the Bible and much needs to be studied to learn if it was according to God's will or not. Obviously, under the Law given to the Jews through Moses, it was tolerated...

Our God, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent yet, harsh? Cruel?
September 22, 2009
Atheists, and others who strive to find excuses not to obey and serve the God of the Holy Bible, have created many reasons for their views. They find many scriptures which, to them seem to contradict one another, some others...

Should politics interfere with religion?
September 22, 2009
Governments have been ordained of God and man has biblical instruction to be subject to them, so long as the laws and rules do not conflict with the commands of God. There is no record of any formal government prior...

Scientific exonerations of God's word
September 18, 2009
God's word, God's creation, God's Son and just about anything pertaining to those words have suffered malignment since their initial exposure to man. Pseudo scientists and know-it-alls have ridiculed anything pertaining to God and His...

Demonizing Prayer
September 17, 2009
A number of years ago when the courts ruled it unconstitutional to allow prayers in school, it was a step in the wrong direction but the very fact of no prayer in schools did not bother me all that much...

A Scrooge view of Easter, Halloween, Christmas and even Valentine's Day
September 13, 2009
First of all, don't crawl my hide and accuse me of being an old Scrooge, until you finish this article.. Every one of those national holidays in the above header are rooted in either paganism or Roman Catholicism or...

When God speaks: a lesson in Genesis
September 13, 2009
" Then God said, Let there be light; and there was light." (Genesis 1: 3 NKJV) " Then God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the...

The annulment of a marriage, be careful
September 13, 2009
Through the years, I have known of several marriages which were annulled. I have heard of many more than I actually was close to or knew the individuals personally. You don't hear of nearly so many these days and...

Eternal life without sex?
September 12, 2009
Not many people want to enter into this subject but it needs to be clarified. Few, if any, humans can reach a reasonable understanding of eternal life in an environment totally void of anything physical. I have spent years of...

Only God could build a Tardigrade
September 12, 2009
The Tardigrade, better known as "water bear" is nothing short of amazing. He is far tougher and more resilient than you and I. These tiny creatures at full adult size may reach three fourths of an inch. Newly...

Thou fool of Matthew 5:22
September 30, 2009
"But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever...

Is the U.S. becoming a sex-crazed nation?
September 29, 2009
The sexual urge, or drive, is a powerful one. There is no question about it. And there have always been perversions, illicit and irresponsible activities from it. But you have heard of the ‘good old days’ haven&rsquo...

Of the almighty God: Psalm 19: 1 through 6
September 29, 2009
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is...

The cure for Christians religious confusion
September 28, 2009
I approach this subject with humility. How do I know there is religious confusion? I know that simply because there are so many different interpretations of properly worshipping and righteous living among them. In any part of life, there must...






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