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The Deceiver

  Satan prowls around like a roaring lion, but what does that mean? Does Satan go around eating people like a lion would? In Ephesians chapter 6, Paul talks about the shield of faith protecting us from the “Flaming arrows of the evil one.” What exactly are the flaming arrows, and what does the Bible mean when it says that Satan “prowls around like a roaring lion?” It seems that these things point to his capabilities. For instance, what permission is Satan granted? What kind of power does Satan have? God alone is all-powerful, and so since He is all-powerful, He decides where and how others can be an influence and what they can manipulate. A popular name for Satan in the Greek New Testament is, διάβολος (diabolos), which means, “One who engages in slander—‘slanderer.’” [1] Further, “[διάβολος is] a false accuser, [a name] used for the devil. [2] In other words, Satan is a liar; a deceiver. This fits very well with Jesus’ description of him. Look at how He describes Satan to H

Will #shoutyourabortion set you free?

If you have had an abortion, then you are a murderer. The Good News though, is that you can be set free.  Do you want to be set free? The Bible talks about all kinds of sin (moral failure). One of them is murder. There are two things we need to immediately discuss now that the cat is out of the bag. One is that there is a difference between sins (moral failures against God) and sinners (one who has failed morally against God). Another thing is that I know people will be arguing about whether or not the fetus is actually a human person, which this will define whether or not an abortion is actually murder, but I have already addressed this topic here . I have also discussed the topic before about the difference between the definitions of sin and sinner , but not to the point to where it can be understood very practically. I think the problem came about when someone saw James 2:10, “For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it” and t

The Value of Human Life

I recently led a discussion on the nature of the soul and the mind/body problem. In researching for this I remember seeing an article on flashes of light at the moment of fertilization of an egg by a sperm. Please check out this very short video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le1UG9414GU There is a correlation with zinc and light at the moment of fertilization which researchers are calling a "zinc firework," which is quite literally a flash of light. I think this is extraordinary for several reasons. A negative I took of a board that I fractal burned. The Bible describes God as light. In 1 John 1:5-7, the Bible says, “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of