What did Jesus really say to Christians about paying taxes?   Recently updated !

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Is this Christian?

Should Christians vote based on where tax dollars go?  I know many Christians who think they do exactly that.  As in give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.  You know the issues.  Abortion.  LGBT.  Immigration – illegal immigrants, emphasis on “illegal.  These topics and many others are hot button issues for many on the so-called Christian-right.  While they may be “right, in the sense that “right” indicates conservatives / Republicans – are they “right” as in the sense of right and wrong?  We’ll get to the liberal left in a moment.

Should Christians vote based on where tax dollars go? Give to Caesar and give to God.

Why does it matter that we're not a Christian nation any more?

Why does it matter that we’re not a Christian nation any more?

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Is this Christian?

Why does it matter that we’re not a Christian nation any more?  Maybe a better question – Does it matter that we’re not a Christian nation any more?  Forget about the why – does it even matter at all?  For those who think we still are a Christian nation, please see Americans want to read the Bible more, but don’t. That should remove any doubt that we really aren’t.  And while this is written with the U.S. in mind – it’s true for any country that used to be Christian, but no longer is. 

The passage in Malachi says, Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”The question isn’t whether or not God will provide. No – the question is whether or not we will even bother to test God.


Some questions for Christians on immigrants

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Is this Christian?

I have some questions for Christians on immigrants.  What are your feelings towards and about immigrants?  Doesn’t matter if they’re legal or illegal immigrants.  By the way, in the Bible, they were called aliens.  There was nothing about legal or illegal.  Is your view Biblical?  Or is it the one put forth by our President?  I have to ask because, well, it can’t be both.  It’s one or the other. And you know what Jesus said about things that came down to one of two choices.

Some questions for Christians on immigrants

Does God want to punish us?

Does God want to punish us?

Does God want to punish us?  The answer is really simple.  No – God does not want to punish us.  It’s been a long time since I felt that way, but I do still remember feeling like He does indeed wait for a reason to do it.  Actually, that’s really messed up – because the one waiting to try to get God to punish us is Satan.  You know – the devil.


Universalism – Is everyone really going to Heaven?

Is everyone really going to Heaven?  That’s what Universalism teaches.  Maybe.  Sort of.  It’s probably what “Universalists” believe.  But is that really what Universalism teaches?  It’s not unlike the question of what Christians believe as opposed to what Christ actually taught. 

Universalism - Is everyone really going to Heaven?

How Much Of The Unobservable Universe Will We Be Able To See?

How Much Of The Unobservable Universe Will We Be Able To See?

How Much Of The Unobservable Universe Will We Be Able To See?  Sounds like a trick question, doesn’t it?  Actually, I left something out.  The headline from the Forbes article is: How Much Of The Unobservable Universe Will We Someday Be Able To See?  Now you’ve got it, right?  It’s about technology. Or is it?


Is Islam right about Christians believing in three “gods”? Monotheism vs. Polytheism.

Is Islam right about Christians believing in three “gods”?  That may seem like a strange question.  Some people say that Christians and Muslims believe in the same “God”.  Others say no.  However, the Qur’an says that Christians and Jews believe in more than one “God”.  It’s a question of monotheism versus polytheism.  One God versus multiple gods.  But who’s right?  Do Christians believe in three “gods”?

Is Islam right about Christians believing in three "gods"? Monotheism vs. Polytheism.

the cross - where is forgiveness

Where is forgiveness? – ISIS bride’s father sues Trump administration.

The Headline:  Alabama ISIS bride’s father sues Trump administration over citizenship, seeks her return.  Trump says no.  My question for someone who claims to have done so much for Christians – where is forgiveness? Mt 6:14 “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”Yeah – that forgiveness.


Pope Francis signs peace declaration on ‘Human Fraternity’ with Grand Imam

Pope Francis signs peace declaration on ‘Human Fraternity’ with Grand Imam

Pope Francis signs peace declaration on ‘Human Fraternity’ with Grand Imam.  Really.  The Pope and a Grand Imam.  Agreeing on the “Human” Fraternity”.  At first glance, this is shocking.  On second glance, after reading the article from The Catholic Herald, it’s still shocking.  After reading comments from North Catholic Texas, on third glance, it’s still shocking.

Now, it’s time to really look into exactly what’s going on here.