November 24, 2017

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10.  Since news broke of acclaimed Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein’s multiple sexual assault allegations (over 80) which span over decades, there has been a torrent of alleged victims coming forward to report incidents of sexual miscond...

November 10, 2017

One would think, and even expect, that the official news organ of an established religious denomination would faithfully and consistently present newsworthy articles to its constituents in a way that upholds the standards of the church. And, ideally, these church standards would be faithful to the Word of God. But is this the case with the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s ANN (Adventist News Network)? Years of careful reading ha...

October 5, 2017

The recent hullabaloo surrounding America’s National anthem and whether or not NFL players stand in supposed reverence for the nation’s fallen heroes has caused social and political conflict beyond what any of us might have imagined just a short time ago. No matter what side of the ongoing debate the reader finds himself on, it simply must be acknowledged that things have been taken to almost biblical proportions.

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September 19, 2017

Dominating recent headlines is U.S. President Donald Trump’s revocation of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program established under the Obama administration, which permits certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable two-year work permit and exemption from deportation.  President Trump’s decision has elicited strong and passion...

September 19, 2017

Some individuals, politicians included, only favor freedom of conscience when it relates to issues that they are uninterested in; however, these same individuals become very intolerant when others express a different viewpoint than they on issues that they are passionate about. One such issue is that of climate change.  The recent devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma  have only highlighted this fact; and the more f...

In this age of post-modern secularism, it seems nearly impossible that the enforcement of a National Sunday Law can ever become a reality. Yet Bible prophecy is quite clear that as morality continues to decrease, as the economy continues to plummet, and calamities steadily increase, the popular demand from the citizenry to their elected officials, in the attempt to appease God, will be to return to “godly principles” through t...

From all quarters of the globe, the call for Sunday observance is going forward. Some urge Sunday sacredness for moral/spiritual reasons, while others support Sunday rest for reasons such as promoting family values, mental and physical health, and rest from the busy work-week.  The trade unions have always been instrumental in initiating Sunday rest, not only for workers but for all; and according to page 10 of Country Living,...

A famous hymn often sung during Communion service is “Blest Be the Ties that Bind.” An article came out August 2, 2017, on The Tablet, a Roman Catholic international newsweekly, that incidentally, must be subscribed to in order to access its contents, with a title similar to the title of the above-named hymn. “The ties that bind: Is there unity between Evangelicals and Catholics in the US” is the title of the article. However,...

It is no secret that Donald Trump’s shocking election as United States President was largely attributable to the Christian right, not to mention the Catholics who also supported him. Neither is it a secret that he not only appointed (during his campaign) but also retained (after his election) both his evangelical and Catholic advisory boards.  Many professed Christians and Trump-supporters laud the president for his commitment...

Some individuals feel as if Pope Francis can do no wrong and that he is all about promoting peace, unity and security for all.  They look at him not only as a champion of moral issues but a trailblazer for social justice for the marginalized.  Such individuals point to the Papal encyclical, Laudato Si, as positive indication that the Pope is a man of exceptional selflessness and admirable humility worthy of imitation.  However...

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