True Riches

The Gospels contain parables. Jesus spoke a lot of parables, not always to conceal the truth but sometimes to speak the truth. The Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary defined “Parable” as “a short, simple story designed to communicate a spiritual truth, religious principle, or moral lesson; a figure of speech in which truth is illustratedContinue reading “True Riches”

Paul’s Martyrdom in Rome? (conclusion)

For background, you may want to read my previous blog “Paul’s Martyrdom in Rome?” Here is a summary of Paul’s travel to Jerusalem after his 3rd Missionary Journey: Paul met church elders from Ephesus at Miletus because he wanted to sail past Ephesus for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem for the Pentecost (ActsContinue reading “Paul’s Martyrdom in Rome? (conclusion)”

Paul’s Martyrdom in Rome?

According to Britannica.Com, the Tradition of Peter in Rome has no valid proofs except that of tradition claimed by early church fathers, see excerpt below: The strongest evidence to support the thesis that Peter was martyred in Rome is to be found in the Letter to the Corinthians (c. 96 CE; 5:1–6:4) of St. Clement of Rome. Peter, who by reasonContinue reading “Paul’s Martyrdom in Rome?”

The Unending Last Days

During this time of the pandemic, a lot of Christians believe we are now in the “last days”. It was mainly due to the novels and books written about the supposed signs of the impending rapture and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. About a century ago, a pandemic known as the “Spanish Flu” lastedContinue reading “The Unending Last Days”

Dating the Book of Revelation

I am publishing verbatim explanation of ecclesia.org on the Dating of the Book of Revelation with a few notes from me. With the dating of Revelation, you establish the true historical prospective. If you date it early, you have its fulfillment in God’s judgment on Israel. If you date it late, you have every man’sContinue reading “Dating the Book of Revelation”

The Eternal Gospel

The story of Jesus and Nicodemus may be found through John 3:1-21. Nicodemus was said to be a ruler of the Jews. No, Nicodemus was neither a king or any kind of officer over the Jews but a teacher of Israel (John 3:10). Nicodemus was a Pharisee, therefore an expert of the Law. He wasContinue reading “The Eternal Gospel”

The Eschatological Divide

The Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible defined “eschatology” as The department of theology which is concerned with the “last things,” that is, with the state of individuals after death, and with the course of human history when the present order of things has been brought to a close. It includes such matters as the consummationContinue reading “The Eschatological Divide”

Life Comes After Death

In the last decade or more, the call for discipleship has become the norm for many Christian congregations. This has become the trend in the hope of increasing their numbers, which they believe is the byproduct of successful discipleship program. The Bible spoke of the disciples of John the Baptist (Matthew 9:14), the disciples ofContinue reading “Life Comes After Death”

The Runaway Bridegroom

I went into a writing hiatus due to the ongoing festivity. Also it is a good time to take the backseat, relax, and recharge, Lord willing, for another year of blogging. The last blog I had written, “Scripture vs. Tradition,” got a good number of viewing and response. To think that I haven’t even sharedContinue reading “The Runaway Bridegroom”

Scripture vs. Tradition

It is traditionally believed that Jesus Christ’s Second Coming is yet to happen. Many claim the fulfillment of the Savior’s return is imminent – about to happen. Not surprising, for Jesus Christ did say, “I am coming soon,” four times actually in the Book of Revelation. See Revelation 3:11; “I am coming soon. Hold fastContinue reading “Scripture vs. Tradition”