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Fulfilled Prophecies

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Zechariah Prophesied the Sacrificial Death and Resurrection of Jesus Hundreds of Years Before He Was Born

The prophesy of Zechariah concerning the coming messiah is another evidence to the world that the Christian faith is the truth and that the Bible is a supernatural book. Here is the scripture written over 500 years before Christ by the prophet Zechariah: Clean Garments for the High Priest (Chapter 3) 1 Then he showed me … Continue reading

Pope Francis: A Spiritual Adulterer Who Is Bringing Other Lovers Into the Temple of God

Today I saw a horrendous image. I saw those who carry the name of Christ being joined to idol worshipers. I watched as the religious leaders of the world betrayed God. The name of my website is The Narrow Way, yet today I watched as Pope Francis promoted the broad way. His attempt to bring about … Continue reading

What Does it Mean to Not Blend the Woolen and the Linen?

When I was on the staff of my college newspaper, a group of young, liberal skeptics would always mock Christianity. One of the arguments they always used to show the pointlessness of the scriptures was the prohibition in the Old Testament law against blending two types of fabric.  “You shall not wear combined fibers, wool and … Continue reading

If Jesus Never Existed, Who Is the “Mystery Writer” of the Jesus Myth?

If Jesus never existed, and is merely a mythological character, who is the mysterious writer who created the story of Jesus? Was he a Jew? Was he Roman? Was he Greek? Where was he from? Was he educated? How did he promote his story? Was it put in a newspaper? Was it a book? How … Continue reading

Daniel’s Prophecy of the 70 Weeks

Atheists insist that the Bible is a man-made book, but I would like one of them to give me a reasonable explanation for how this prophecy could have been fulfilled so precisely. The Old Testament prophet, Daniel, claimed that he was visited by an angelic messenger who told him this: Daniel 9:24-26:  “Seventy sevens are … Continue reading

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Why am I WAITING for “Shalom?”

"They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven . . ."
(1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10a)

The word "shalom" in the Hebrew has many meanings which indicate restoration, renewal, friendship, peace, safety and so on. At one time, God placed his creation in a perfect garden--a place of safety, security, provision and peace--and we disobeyed God, losing 1) our relationship with God and 2) paradise.

Since that time, we've attempted to bring back both of these losses in our own way. Religion is our attempt to gain back our relationship with God, and politics is our attempt to gain back paradise.

The solution to both of these losses is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet the world refuses to believe the good news! Instead they try to attain the restoration--the shalom--in their own way through their own effort.

I believe that the kingdom of God is restored in the hearts of men as they receive Christ's finished work, but the kingdom of God doesn't come physically to earth until Christ comes.

Any effort to bring about the promise ahead of time in our own strength is akin to Abraham going to Hagar for fulfillment of the promise instead of waiting with Sarah for the birth of the promised child through whom the nations of the earth would be blessed.

The evangelical church is rushing en masse to bring about shalom through their own effort, power, and influence. Men like Bill Hybels, Rick Warren, Jim Wallis, and Donald Miller are losing their faith in the promise of Christ that he would prepare a place for them and they're attempting to restore paradise now.

I want to let it be known that I'm WAITING for shalom. I won't be a part of their dream. They are moving ahead of God rather than waiting on God and they will create another Ishmael as a result.