The Regathering of Israel

By James Rochford The regathering of Israel is an often repeated prediction of the Bible, mentioned in a multitude of passages. The Jews were globally dispersed for 1,900 years, and yet, during that time they were able to retain their cultural and religious identity. In recent years, they were reestablished as a nation against all odds. […]

How The Pagans Stole Christmas!

 Calculating Christmas by William J. Tighe[i] Many Christians think that Christians celebrate Christ’s birth on December 25th because the church fathers appropriated the date of a pagan festival. Almost no one minds, except for a few groups on the fringes of American Evangelicalism, who seem to think that this makes Christmas itself a pagan festival. […]

Did Christianity “copy” other historic Virgin Birth stories from older cultures?

Someone posted the following in order to try and disprove belief in Jesus. What he said can trip up younger and less mature believers. ORIGINAL POST The Jesus virgin birth story is just one of several “virgin births” at the time – other examples include: 1. Horus Horus, ancient Egypt’s falcon-headed patron god of kings, […]

Is Loving and Forgiving Yourself Biblical?

There are moments when we all become someone else. Something other than what we are. It takes only a moment. But we spend the rest of our lives looking back at that moment in shame. It can happen in one instant, out of a lifetime of service, we can become our own worst instincts. I’ve […]

What is the Root of Bitterness? (aka: the opposite of love)

Cause & Effect. Choices & Consequences.   Do we teach our children these simple cosmic rules, then fail to model them ourselves?   I had a revelation years ago,while breaking crackers from a church stage (ie., presenting Jesus in the Passover), where God showed me that Matthew 6:15 (Cause) and 1 Corinthians 11:30 (Effect) are […]

Why are Orthodox Jews EXCITED about a New Testament Discovery?

Have you heard about The Oldest known example of a written Midrash? You may not think that sounds important, but it is. It is the Oldest known Interpretation in writing of the first 6 books of the Bible ever discovered. Here is the entire 5-part video, 1:51:33 long from Root-Source, an Orthodox Jewish organization based […]

What is the “Baptism of Fire”?

How about a challenging question? The last and greatest Old Testament prophet, John the Baptist, who was probably the only real physical heir to the true Aaronic High Priesthood, said that Jesus would come and do something new. He said that Jesus would baptize with the Holy Spirit and Fire. This is in fulfillment of […]

What did Jesus really mean when He said, “Keep my commands?”

Why do people ASSUME Jesus meant the commandments of the Mosaic Law? Maybe when he said, “my commandments” (John 14:15), he literally meant what he said: the ones spoken by him as Messiah, in the flesh? Update: please reconcile Jesus words from John 15: I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in […]