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2M Jews spent 40 years making an 11 day trip and left no evidence

In response to a previous post, Marcel made the following comment:

Children of Isreal in the desertYou know why the Jews spent 40 years in the desert ? Because just like Atheists they refused to have faith. The truths they heard [were] of no value to them because they did not combine it with faith.

In Hebrews 4:2 (New International Version), Paul says “For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.”

What makes the answer so troubling is the fact that this generation had so much evidence of God’s leading. Go back over the story of the Exodus and of what happened to them in the desert. God performed miracle after miracle, everything from the parting of the Red Sea to the daily provision of the manna. And yet, they still lacked faith!

It is pointless to know the truths of the Bible if you decide to lack faith and refuse to ask for it. Jesus said you can pray for faith.

Continue Reading June 18, 2007 at 11:11 am 87 comments

Tithing: The Church’s Greatest Lie?

Christianity as a whole is based on myths and rituals of a nomadic Middle Eastern tribe who wandered around in a desert a few years too many so it’s difficult to classify what is truth. However, even within this construct, is an embedded lie called tithing (giving 10% of your income to “God”). However, if we assume for a moment the Bible is truth, it would still be illogical to say tithing is a requirement for the church.

Preacher with the moneyIn Matthew 23:23, Jesus referred to tithing as a part of the law. In the book of Galatians, Paul the Apostle makes the case that Christians are no longer to follow the law. In Acts 15, the council at Jerusalem listed 3 things from the law that should be followed. The rest – not so much. Tithing was NOT included in this list.

However, many churches insist that Christians are required to tithe. There are even petty arguments on whether it should be on gross or net pay. In certain churches, a person cannot hold a leadership position if they are not a tither.

This teaching is one of the most hypocritical tenants of the church. To openly preach freedom from the law on one hand then require Christians to tithe on the other is negating the very gospel they believe (per Paul in Galatians)…

Continue Reading June 9, 2007 at 7:09 am 135 comments

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