Category Archives: God’s Judgment

Ichabod

Ichabod is an odd name. When you mention it, the average person’s mind goes to Ichabod Crane, the schoolmaster character in Washington Irving’s famous short story┬áThe Legend of Sleep Hollow. Students of the Bible, however, know that the name actually … Continue reading

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When Jesus Finally Establishes His Kingdom Upon the Earth

Series: “Christ’s Kingdom” (post #5) “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’” (Matthew 6:9-10, N.I.V.) This quote from … Continue reading

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Something to Consider When Troubles Come Your Way

You have to love Gideon. As he lived in a time when God seemed to be a million miles from Israel, and as he dealt each day with the fallout from that situation, he became a realist. And as a … Continue reading

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Will Tartarus Ever Be Emptied?

My previous two posts were my two-part answer to a reader’s question: “Are Hades and Hell the same place?” Now, another reader has asked a follow-up question to those posts. The question is: “Will Tartarus ever be emptied of the … Continue reading

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Are Hades and Hell the Same Place? (post #2)

In my previous post, I offered the first half of my answer to the question, “Are Hades and Hell the same place?” I won’t rehash every last sentence of that information, but here are the highlights: Hades (a Greek word … Continue reading

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Are Hades and Hell the Same Place? (post #1 of 2)

Paula Jarvis Garland has asked the question: “Are Hades and Hell the same place?” The short answer is, Yes, but the whole subject is one of the Bible’s most complex and far reaching. That’s why I’m splitting my answer into … Continue reading

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The First Church Scandal

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #9) I don’t care how smoothly a church is humming along, it isn’t immune from scandal. The problem is that people can’t help but be people. They are sin-marred individuals who are card-carrying … Continue reading

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