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R-Rated Religion: Why is the Bible so filled with blood, guts, and immorality?

The film industry is regulated by certain government guidelines. Movies are categorized by a series of ratings indicating what different governing bodies feel are appropriate for certain audiences, usually according to age. In Canada each province operates independently but the rating system is similar to other countries. In America the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) [...]

R-Rated Religion: Why is the Bible so filled with blood, guts, and immorality? 2017-02-23T18:07:50+00:00

Why Salvation by Blood?

Have you ever noticed how often the word blood is found in the Bible? In the Old Testament there’s blood everywhere: in basins, on doorposts, sprinkled in the tabernacle (Leviticus 4:6), and around the tabernacle (later the temple). There’s blood sprinkled on the people (Exodus 24:6, 8), blood flowing in the streets (1 Kings 8:5), [...]

Why Salvation by Blood? 2017-02-23T18:07:56+00:00

The Juke—Edwards Story: A Contrast in Family Legacy

Last week I posted a blog on the sins of the father’s visited on the children. In that blog I made the point that family sins have serious and lasting consequences. The following article illustrates this in a contrast between a godly home and an ungodly home over many generations. The information in this article [...]

The Juke—Edwards Story: A Contrast in Family Legacy 2017-02-23T18:08:14+00:00

Why Do We Pray “in Jesus’ Name?”

When Anne Shirley came to live with the Cuthberts’ at Green Gables she was, in Marilla’s words, “next door to a perfect heathen” (Anne Says Her Prayers, Ch. 7; Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery). She had learned the Shorter Catechism at the orphans’ asylum, which she proved by reciting the answer [...]

Why Do We Pray “in Jesus’ Name?” 2017-02-23T18:08:14+00:00

Punished for “The Sins of the Fathers”—Really!?

A few years ago I stood with a friend on the sidewalk of a small village in Northern Ireland. As we stood there chatting, a young man walked by whose life was evidently deteriorating in sin. He was quite a bit younger than my friend and me and we both were aware of the [...]

Punished for “The Sins of the Fathers”—Really!? 2017-02-23T18:08:15+00:00