The sad truth is most Christians can't even defend their faith because they themselves are ignorant of God's word.

Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. -- Colossians 2:8
"My people are being destroyed for lack of knowledge..." Hosea 4:6


Tuesday, May 25, 2010


              There were some controversies that Jesus Christ himself plotted his own death -- that He orchestrated Peter’s denial or led Judas’ to His betrayal. In short, does God violate our freedom of choice?
            Let’s chose a famous plot in the Bible to clarify this controversy like the conversion of St. Paul. Saul before becoming Paul was a member of the Pharisee, the strictest sect of Judaism. When he heard that the follower of Jesus is spreading the gospel he was outraged and vowed to prosecute them and even intended to kill them (Acts 8:1-3). His “cause” was that he believed he is actually obeying the law of God given to Moses; he also asked permission from the high priest. But something changes when he came to Damascus….God intercede that eventually made his conversion. (Acts 9) On that event, is there a particular transgression of Paul’s freewill?
            If we look back to the original intention of Paul, we will understand that he was actually doing this for his love of God. Although he was mistaken for the fact that he was actually plotting against the Messiah we can see his heart totally dedicated to obey God. He was ignorant of the truth, maybe because he has heard the leaders of his church falsely accusing Jesus believers and themselves was ignorant. (None of the rulers understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1 Cor. 2:8) Therefore, God did not violate Paul’s freewill but actually directed his intent to the truth.
            That is in contrast to the intent of most people who decide to be an atheist. They read the Bible with an objective to find fault in them so they fail to saw the truth and go to great length in obscuring its message. That is also true to most religious fanatics who deduce the scripture according to what they believed or to what seems to fit best in their traditions.    
            So does God violate your freewill? You can read the Bible anyway you like but I must asked you “…shall I crucify your King?” (John 19:15)

Saturday, May 22, 2010


     It is sometimes ridiculous to prove the authenticity of the Bible using the scriptural verses taken from it; most especially when talking to skeptics. It is like the accuse testifying for himself. Although I believe the Bible to be an inspired revelation from God and can answer life’s entire question “All Scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: for the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3: 16 (KJV) more often than not, we needed outside verity to establish our position.
     During the Lenten season we examined the Death & Resurrection of Jesus Christ. (See my April Post) I believed that I have proven beyond reasonable doubt that there is indeed a corpse and a resurrection that happen as I assume the part of CSI and dissect each & every issue in question with accommodating historical fact base upon unbeliever’s account plus common sense. I also touch the issue between evolution theory & creation. Although the issue were at times disputed depending on paradigm or mind-set, I strongly believe the data I presented are logical enough to confirm the more believable stand that there is an intelligent design behind the appearance of the universe against accidental and unplanned proliferation of life as most evolutionist claim.
     Therefore, with the above stated proof, and if asked; I can further clarify certain clouded issues but for now allow me to share the faith why I believe the Bible to be true. It is simply because of my personal experiences and how my life has been truly transformed. Needless to say the millions of lives it has blessed for thousand upon thousand of years. It is not the archeological record of Noah’s ark that had been unearthed half a century ago or the minute detail of Daniels prophesies being fulfilled in ancient record -- it is because of the daily miracles which have been constantly pouring upon those who surrender their life to God; and their testimony of released from the hold of vices or from filthy living. I suggest you observe someone within your neighborhood who had given his life to Jesus and asked yourself “is the God of this Christian true?” or “Is the Bible True?”  

Monday, May 17, 2010

Does Your Preacher Pray?

   Do you still pray? I mean, really talk to God. When we pray we communicate with God. Communication happens when two or more individual exchanges thought. Therefore, no communication happens when we just blabber words using memorized prayers. Paul thought us how to approach God in  Hebrew 10:22 “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”
   A lot of Christians fail to accomplish an important command from God and that is to pray regularly day and night by merely chanting empty words. In fact vain repetition is loathsome to God, and Jesus himself taught us how to pray in Matthew 6:7 “When you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.” Then he gave us an example which was now popularly known as The Lord’s Prayer. (Verses 9-13) Again, the said sample prayer given by Jesus was misquoted as it is now even used in chanting. Jesus did not say “This is what you will pray…Our Father…” but listen carefully, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in Heaven…” (v. 9) after this manner means pray like these. We are also request to constantly devote ourselves in prayers Colossian 4:2 “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;” Why Paul used the word devote? Devote means – giving constant attention to….The apostle knew without prayers there s no relationship with God. People with long distance relationship knew how difficult it feels without having communication to his/her love ones. I also heard of couple living together and sleeping on the same bed in this sentiment: “We rarely talk any more.” Sadly, some Christian had similar relationship with God. They go to church without really talking to God but just there for the sake of being there for attendance.
   Galatians 4:6 “Upang ipakilalang kayo’y mga anak ng Diyos, pinagkalooban niya tayo ng Espiritu ng kanyang Anak nang tayo’y makatawag sa kanya ng “Ama! Ama Ko!” I memorized* the verse in Filipino because I think the verse is very important to me, for this determine who are the real children of God and not the illegitimate one.
   “Before spiritual growth, there must be a spiritual life.” That is what Jesus advise to Nicodemus when he said “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) That should make one re-think his/her position in the sight of God. There are only two sides in the world; you are either on God’s kingdom or you are with Satan.
   Does your preacher pray? Do you? Does your God spoke back?
(*memorized verse to be your guide on daily living but never memorized prayer…)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

What Happen After The Empty Tomb?

   I have discuss what happen after the crucifixion up to the empty tomb.Now, let us continue investigating what happen next.
    The Jesus movement did not disappear (obviously), and in fact Christianity exists today as the world's largest religion. Therefore, we’ve got to know what happened after Jesus’ body was taken down from the cross and laid in the tomb.
   Shortly after Jesus was executed, his followers were suddenly galvanized from a baffled and cowering group into people whose message about a living Jesus and a coming kingdom, preached at the risk of their lives, eventually changed an empire. Something happened. … But exactly what?
   Maybe the supposed resurrection was actually a stolen body. But if so, how does one account for all the reported appearances of a resurrected Jesus? Historian Paul Johnson, in History of the Jews, wrote, “What mattered was not the circumstances of his death but the fact that he was widely and obstinately believed, by an expanding circle of people, to have risen again.”
   Each eyewitness account reports that Jesus suddenly appeared bodily to his followers, the women first.  Why conspirators would make women central to its plot. In the first century, women had virtually no rights, personhood, or status. If the plot was to succeed,  conspirators would have portrayed men, not women, as the first to see Jesus alive. And yet we hear that women touched him, spoke with him, and were the first to find the empty tomb.
   Later, according to the eyewitness accounts, all the disciples saw Jesus on more than 10 separate occasions. They wrote that he showed them his hands and feet and told them to touch him. And he reportedly ate with them and later appeared alive to more than 500 followers on one occasion.
   Legal scholar John Warwick Montgomery stated, “In 56 A.D. [the Apostle Paul wrote that over 500 people had seen the risen Jesus and that most of them were still alive (1 Corinthians 15:6ff.). It passes the bounds of credibility that the early Christians could have manufactured such a tale and then preached it among those who might easily have refuted it simply by producing the body of Jesus.
   If the Resurrection had not occurred, why would the Apostle Paul give such a list of supposed eyewitnesses? He would immediately lose all credibility with his Corinthian readers by lying so blatantly.”


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Why There Are Sufferings?

   The Bible stated that God created everything...and therefore, He is also responsible for the imperfections?
   Is the above statement true?
   Sadly, although the above argument may sound logical and sensible the Holy Scripture does not support such claims. If an all-power and all-knowing God had all the authority to do what He pleases then why He seems not minding if the world is in chaos right now. Would it be nice if God intervene and change your next-door neighbor who had been making all the trouble in your town...and in a snap, God intervene...then one day this troublesome neighbor instantly became a gentle and kind man. What a perfect neighborhood doesn't it?
   There is another quality that God that I want to put in perspective here. He does not change. He is the Alpha and Omega. When we say He does not change it means He does not violate his own law...and if God intervene that way, he had robbed your neighbor's capacity to decide and act for himself. Sadly, God's justice does not work by cheating.
 “I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed." -- Malachi 3:6
   Why doesn't God simply ban evil? To understand the answer, we must consider the consequences such an action would bring.
   Understanding why God allows evil and its resultant suffering requires a fundamental understanding of one of God's greatest gifts; as well as how man has continually abused that gift.
   The gift is free will or, as it is more popularly called, freedom of choice. God granted this freedom to our first human parents, Adam and Eve, at creation. But over the millennia we have proven ourselves to be woefully inept stewards of this precious gift and its far-reaching responsibility.
   As God explained to ancient Israel, the freedom to make choices is essential to developing righteous character (Deuteronomy 30:15-19). Without freedom to choose, we would be little more than robots, with our behavior either pre-programmed and unchangeable or dictated in all its details by an outside force such as God Himself.
   But that is not God's intent. He has different expectations of us because of His much higher purpose for us. He wants us to choose to obey Him from the heart. He wants us to enthusiastically love and cherish His values and standards, which are based on two overriding principles " loving Him with all our hearts and loving others as much as we love ourselves" (Matthew 22:35-40).
   As we will see, choosing to obey God and learning to love others when we have the freedom to do otherwise is vital for the future God has planned for us.
   NOW, would it be proper to blame someone who gave you fire just because we had not taken the responsibility; and therefore our houses turn to ashes because of our own neglect?
   Similarly, do we blame God for giving us Free Will and blame Him for our own choices?
   Would it be dull if all our actions are mandated into the tiniest detail and not leaving us room to decide for ourselves? 
   That is the case I am pointing here, why some had trouble understanding imperfections. Everything God created was perfect from the very beginning...
   So if God has nothing to do with all the imperfections currently swirling around our planets when did it all happen?
   Most people begin the history of the Bible by looking at Genesis; it seems a good starting point since it talks about creation. But earlier than the recorded event in Genesis there's already a much earlier drama that Ezekiel describes through the inspiration of God in Ezekiel chapter 28
12 “Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says:
   “‘You were the seal of perfection,
   full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden,
   the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you:    carnelian, chrysolite and emerald,    topaz, onyx and jasper,    lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl.
Your settings and mountings were made of gold;    on the day you were created they were prepared. 14 You were anointed as a guardian cherub,    for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God;    you walked among the fiery stones15 You were blameless in your ways    from the day you were created    till wickedness was found in you. 16 Through your widespread trade    you were filled with violence,    and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God,    and I expelled you, guardian cherub   from among the fiery stones. 17 Your heart became proud    on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom    because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth;    I made a spectacle of you before kings. 18 By your many sins and dishonest trade    you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you,    and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground    in the sight of all who were watching. 19 All the nations who knew you    are appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end    and will be no more.’”

   At first reading this prophesy seems to be speaking about a certain King of Tyre. But as we take a closer examination specially verse 14 and 16, this person is not just mere human.  Anointed means someone who is ordained for a special position or mission, and as we look at in verse 14 we can see that he was made commander in chief of cherubs. Other versions render this verse as 
    14Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. (KJV)
   The descriptions here is talking about not just a simple human being but an Angel. Cherubs is another term for angels.There was no human either to be given the following qualities as having the "seal of perfections"; "full of wisdom" and "perfect in beauty"(v.12)
   Let us go further by what another prophet has to say about this guardian cherub. What happen to Satan?
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!-- Isaiah 14:12
   Ground mentioned here can also be translated as "Earth". Where was Lucifer sent after his fall? Here on Earth...he is the one who weaken the nations. How wide is his influence?
 Ephesian 2:2 "in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient."
   Air means here are the predominant thinking, value, worldview or philosophy of earth. That is to say, he had all the influences on Earth such as on areas of politics, government, kingdom, mass-media and even on churches. 
   What was on God's mind why did He decided to make Earth as Satan's temporary habitation? Why did He place mankind together with the angelic-rebels (Satan was not alone, he was with the other fallen angels). Let us look at this striking revelation given by St. Paul...
Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life?  --1 Corinthian 6:3
   The above verse states here that we shall judge angels. Isn't it great? How important us human-being in the eyes of God? He created man to show to all angels how He take care of His creations. We were made as an example. 
   Now as we pointed out it is Clear that  imperfection came only after the Angelic Revolt. And God has no intention of making a mess out of His own masterpiece. His intended gift of "Freedom of choice" was not used properly by both the fallen angels and man. 
   How about man? Man was created in the likeness of God. Molded from His own image. Let us not mistaken this image as an anatomical similarity...we are created from the righteousness of God not His replica. The real nature or the intent when God created our first parents Adam and Eve was illustrated here...
 Put on your new nature, created to be like God--truly righteous and holy.-- Ephesians 4:24
   So where did imperfection came? Some people would like to make some leeway so they can put the blame on others. That's how perfect we are made. We can reason for ourselves...even make alibi and point to another being our own mistakes. Just look at the blaming mankind had been doing since the beginning of human history in Genesis 3...
   11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” 12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
   The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
   Modern man trying to find ways for the deteriorating planet as ozone layer depletes because of pollution, landslide due to illegal logging, Nation rise up against nations because of differences in faith, and blaming God for creating him or her imperfect...that is why we are sufferings! 
   Oh look God I can't worship you properly because you had not revealed yourself to me! 
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made,even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. -- Romans 1:18-23

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


     The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the central nervous system of  The Christian faith. If the resurrection of Jesus Christ is not true, then Christianity would be founded upon a lie. Theologian R. C. Sproul puts it this way:“The claim of resurrection is vital to Christianity. If Christ has been raised from the dead by God, then He has the credentials and certification that no other religious leader possesses. Buddha is dead. Mohammad is dead. Moses is dead. Confucius is dead. But, according to…Christianity, Christ is alive."

     Jesus’ followers wrote that he appeared alive to them after his crucifixion and burial. They claim to have not only seen him, but also to have eaten with him, touched him, and spent 40 days with him.
    So could this have been simply a story that grew over time, or is it based upon solid evidence? The answer to this question is foundational to Christianity. For if Jesus did rise from the dead, it would validate everything he said about himself, about the meaning of life, and about our destiny after death.
    Many skeptics have attempted to disprove the resurrection. Josh McDowell was one such skeptic who spent more than seven hundred hours researching the evidence for the resurrection. McDowell stated this regarding the importance of the resurrection:
“I have come to the conclusion that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most wicked, vicious, heartless hoaxes ever foisted upon the minds of men, OR it is the most fantastic fact of history.”
     So, is Jesus' resurrection a fantastic fact or a vicious myth? To find out, we need to look at the evidence of history and draw our own conclusions. Let’s see what skeptics who investigated the resurrection discovered for themselves.
     Now, we shall approach the subject like a True Skeptics would do. When we say we are “skeptical,” we mean that we must see compelling evidence before we believe.”


     In advance of his death, Jesus told his disciples that he would be betrayed, arrested, and crucified and that he would come back to life three days later. That’s a strange plan! What was behind it?
Bible scholar Wilbur Smith remarked about Jesus:
“When he said that He himself would rise again from the dead, the third day after He was crucified, He said something that only a fool would dare say, if He expected longer the devotion of any disciples—unless He was sure He was going to rise. No founder of any world religion known to men ever dared say a thing like that.
     In other words, since Jesus had clearly told his disciples that he would rise again after his death, failure to keep that promise would expose him as a fraud. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. How did Jesus die before he (if he did) rose again?
     In a mock trial under the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, he was convicted of treason and condemned to die on a wooden cross. Prior to being nailed to the cross, Jesus was brutally beaten with a Roman cat-o’-nine-tails, a whip with bits of bone and metal that would rip flesh. He was punched repeatedly, kicked, and spit upon.Then, using mallets, the Roman executioners pounded the heavy wrought-iron nails into Jesus' wrists and feet. Finally they dropped the cross in a hole in the ground between two other crosses bearing convicted thieves.Jesus hung there for approximately six hours. Then, at 3:00 in the afternoon—that is, at exactly the same time the Passover lamb was being sacrificed as a sin offering (a little symbolism there, you think?)—Jesus cried out, “It is finished” (in Aramaic), and died. Suddenly the sky went dark and an earthquake shook the land.
     Pilate wanted verification that Jesus was dead before allowing his crucified body to be buried. So a Roman guard thrust a spear into Jesus' side. The mixture of blood and water that flowed out was a clear indication that Jesus was dead. Jesus' body was then taken down from the cross and buried in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb. Roman guards next sealed the tomb, and secured it with a 24-hour watch.
     Meanwhile, Jesus' disciples were in shock. Dr. J. P. Moreland explains how devastated and confused they were after Jesus’ death on the cross. “They no longer had confidence that Jesus had been sent by God. They also had been taught that God would not let his Messiah suffer death. So they dispersed. The Jesus movement was all but stopped in its tracks.”10
All hope was vanquished. Rome and the Jewish leaders had prevailed—or so it seemed.

     Before we take on the role of CSI and piece together evidence for a resurrection, we must first establish that there was, in fact, a corpse. After all, occasionally the newspapers will report on some “corpse” in a morgue who was found stirring and recovered. Could something like that have happened with Jesus?
One place to find that is in the reports of non-Christian historians from around the time when Jesus lived. Three of these historians mentioned the death of Jesus.
  • Lucian (c.120–after 180 A.D. referred to Jesus as a crucified sophist (philosopher).
  • Josephus (c.37–c.100 A.D.) wrote, “At this time there appeared Jesus, a wise man, for he was a doer of amazing deeds. When Pilate condemned him to the cross, the leading men among us, having accused him, those who loved him did not cease to do so.”
  • Tacitus (c. 56–c.120 A.D.) wrote, “Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty … at the hands of our procurator, Pontius Pilate.”
     Now we see proof that there is indeed a Crucifixion that occurred and therefore we can conclude that there is a corpse. Furthermore, we shall asked expert if Jesus really did die & not just unconscious or the "swoon theory."

     An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association explains why this so-called “swoon theory” is untenable: “Clearly, the weight of historical and medical evidence indicated that Jesus was dead. … The spear, thrust between His right ribs, probably perforated not only the right lung, but also the pericardium and heart and thereby ensured His death.”

     We must remember too that a Roman Soldier carry-on the order to ensure the death of Jesus. Probably, this soldier is an expert executioner and had been doing this many times before, for sure the extreme penalty of dying on the cross was not an isolated case in Ancient Rome.
     This is a bit like going into the archives and finding that on one spring day in the first century, The Jerusalem Post ran a front-page story saying that Jesus was crucified and dead. Not bad detective work, and fairly conclusive. In fact, there is no historical account from Christians, Romans, or Jews that disputes either Jesus’ death or his burial.
     Now that we have proven beyond reasonable doubt that Jesus indeed died. Did He really rose from the grave? Let us examined the empty tomb.

     The tomb belonged to a member of the Sanhedrin Council, Joseph of Arimathea. In Israel at that time, to be on the council was to be like a rock star. Everyone knew who was on the council. The tomb would have been at a well-known location and easily identifiable, so any thoughts of Jesus being “lost in the graveyard” would need to be dismissed.
     If the"empty-tomb myth" wasn't true, why would the enemy of Jesus let the story circulate? Probably, there is indeed an empty tomb.
     The Jewish leaders were stunned, and accused the disciples of stealing Jesus’ body. But the Romans had assigned a 24-hour watch at the tomb with a trained guard unit (from 4 to 12 soldiers). How could these professionals have let Jesus’ body be vandalized?” It would have been impossible for anyone to have slipped by the Roman guards and to have moved a two-ton stone. Yet the stone was moved away and the body of Jesus was missing.

     If Jesus’ body was anywhere to be found, his enemies would have quickly exposed the resurrection as a fraud. Tom Anderson, former president of the California Trial Lawyers Association, summarizes the strength of this argument:
"With an event so well publicized, don’t you think that it’s reasonable that one historian, one eye witness, one antagonist would record for all time that he had seen Christ’s body? … The silence of history is deafening when it comes to the testimony against the resurrection."
     So, with no body of evidence, and with a known tomb clearly empty, we can accept the evidence as solid that Jesus’ body had somehow disappeared from the tomb.

Now! What happened to the Empty Tomb? READ HERE

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Toss a kilo of flour in a pan, add a cup of butter, dash a tbls of pepper and salt, pour 2 cups water....just toss all the element inside...shake all the ingredients together, just shake and do not use your hand...continue shaking...shake, shake...shake, shake, shake...let us say keep shaking till 1 million years. What is the change of creating a perfect loaf of bread? Okey we forgot something, place the mixture near fire....hmmmm, are we making progress now? Do you see a lump forming...or just burning concoction like ashes...

What's the point of the experiment. It simply shows how impossible the probability of dust particles in space forming into planet earth by mere chance. Stressing the perfect design as we now see & having all the good stuff in it.

A large percentage of scientist believe the formation of our planet is the product of unplanned accidents. There is the Big Bang Theory for one.

Isn't it more easier to believe that a designer was at work here? Or isn't easier to make a perfect loaf of bread when there is a baker molding the ingredients?

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asked in Job 38:4

Creation or Evolution? Which is more believable?

If his name is Yeshua why do we call him Jesus?

Yeshua is the Hebrew name, and its English spelling is "Joshua" . Iesous is the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name, and its English spelling is "Jesus". Thus, the names Joshua and Jesus are essentially the same; both are English pronunciations of the Hebrew and Greek names for the Lord. (For examples of how the two names are interchangeable, see Acts 7:45 and Hebrew 4:8 in the KJV. In both cases, the word Jesus refers to the Old Testament character Joshua.)

In German, our English word ¿book¿ is buch. In Spanish, it becomes a libro; in French, a livre. The language changes, but the object itself does not. In the same way, we can refer to Jesus as Jesus,Yeshua, or YehSou (Cantonese), without changing His nature. In any language, His name means "the Lord Is Salvation."

We refer to Him as "Jesus" because, as English-speaking people, we know of Him through English translations of the Greek New Testament and to us Filipino we call him Hesus. Scripture does not value one language over another, and it gives no indication that we must resort to Hebrew when addressing the Lord.

The command is to "call on the name of the Lord," with the promise that we "shall be saved" (Acts 2:21, Joel 3:32). Whether we call on Him in English, Korean, Hindi, or Hebrew, the result is the same: the Lord is salvation.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Is Christianity "Anti-Science" ?

Before anything else, let me clarify that I have nothing against science. I believe that science may even help out in our quest for the meaning in life.

Science has many Christian roots. Most of the early scientists were Christians (Copernicus, Galileo, Pascal, Isaac Newton, Carl Linnaeus, Johannes Keppler, Robert Boyle, Louis Pasteur, Jean Henri Fabre, Michael Faraday, John Ambrose Fleming, etc.). The faith of these great scientists was not a separate part of their thinking; indeed, it was integral to their thinking as they operated within a Christian framework. (See the book How You Think the Way You Do by historian Glenn S. Sunshine.)

An interesting fact is that the vast majority of all scientific development has come out of western civilization, which has Christianity as its basis. Christianity views God as rational and trustworthy, which implies that His creation is rational and orderly and thus can be examined. Nature in the Christian view (as compared to non-Christian worldviews) was no longer an object of fear and worship.

The idea of laws of nature came from Christianity. And the concepts of subduing nature and being stewards of nature are right from the first book of the Bible Genesis


Why Evolution in particular? First, evolution is not just a theory or a principle in science. It is in itself a Religion. A dictionary definition of Religion can be sum up as "A cause, principle, or system of beliefs held with ardor & faith." Therefore, Charles Darwin's evolution is a religion in itself because " is trying to answer and tackle the meaning of life." in fact, evolutionist had even tried with this conclusion: There is no meaning or purpose in life since we are merely an accident.

Evolution does not merely dismiss a Creator, it rejects any spiritual meaning for our existense.

OK. What is it to me? It wasn't a big deal? Evolutionist can reject God. I can go my way with my religion & worship God. But wait....

Sir Julian Huxley, a leading evolutionist of the 20th century admitted "Many people assert that this abandonment of god hypothesis means the abandonment of all religion and all moral sanctions," he wrote "This is simply not true. But it does mean, once our relief at jettisoning an outdated ideological furniture is over, that we must construct something to take its place."

Evolution as a religion does not do away with God -- it merely replaces Him with human gods. That is why for the past days I've been sharing to you the holes of evolution, so that you may not be misled. A drastic new world order may appear base on these principle. Some Hollywood movies & even literature had been preparing us for this new ideologies for many years now. Harry Potter is inter-mingling science & sorcery (spiritual); Dan Brown's novel had been bombarding the foundation of our faith thru myths. Star Trek, star wars, ET....presenting technology as our Final frontier. Animation brought as lies such as WALL E just a couple of month ago, presented hope of new earth without the idea of God.

Think about it...evolution theory has gone a long long way, deceiving us in the name of false science.

Can Satan Read Your Mind?

The Bible does teach us that Satan indeed is very powerful. Likely he was the highest ranking of all the fallen angels, as he was persuasive enough to convince one third of the angels to join him in his rebellion (Revelation 12:4). Even after his fall from heaven, not even Michael the archangel dared to confront him without the Lord's help (Jude 1:9). 
   Satan is the "the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient" (Ephesians 2:2b). 
   Believers are exhorted "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (James 4:7b).
   Now to answer the crucial question: 
   Can Satan and/or his demons read our minds? 
   Scripture does not say specifically whether or not Satan can read our minds. First, it is important for us to remember that Satan is not omnipresent; he cannot be in more than one place at a time. Only God is everywhere, only God knows everything, while Satan must rely on his army of demons to do his bidding. The Bible gives us no reason to believe Satan and his demons can read our minds. Clearly that would take a measure of omnipresence and omniscience, which they do not have. 
   However, Satan and his demons have been observing and tempting human beings for thousands of years. In addition, they can overhear our speech when we talk to others (and to ourselves!). Surely they have learned a few things about us over the years. Even without the ability to know our thoughts, they can probably make a well-educated guess as to what we are thinking, and then attempt to use it to their advantage. That is why we are commanded to "Submit yourselves, then, to God" (James 4:7a), before we are told to "Resist the devil" (James 4:7b).

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Historical Record of Jesus

Considering that Jesus' ministry was largely confined to a relatively unimportant area in a small corner of the Roman Empire, a surprising amount of information about Jesus can be drawn from secular historical sources. Some of the more important historical evidences of Jesus include the following:

The first-century Roman Tacitus, who is considered one of the more accurate historians of the ancient world, mentioned superstitious “Christians” (from Christus, which is Latin for Christ), who suffered under Pontius Pilate during the reign of Tiberius. Suetonius, chief secretary to Emperor Hadrian, wrote that there was a man named Chrestus (or Christ) who lived during the first century (Annals 15.44).

Flavius Josephus is the most famous Jewish historian. In his Antiquities he refers to James, “the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ.” There is a controversial verse (18:3) that says, “Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man. For he was one who wrought surprising feats....He was [the] Christ...he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him.” One version reads, “At this time there was a wise man named Jesus. His conduct was good and [he] was known to be virtuous. And many people from among the Jews and the other nations became his disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and to die. But those who became his disciples did not abandon his discipleship. They reported that he had appeared to them three days after his crucifixion, and that he was alive; accordingly he was perhaps the Messiah, concerning whom the prophets have recounted wonders.”

Julius Africanus quotes the historian Thallus in a discussion of the darkness which followed the crucifixion of Christ (Extant Writings, 18).

Pliny the Younger, in Letters 10:96, recorded early Christian worship practices including the fact that Christians worshiped Jesus as God and were very ethical, and he includes a reference to the love feast and Lord’s Supper.

The Babylonian Talmud (Sanhedrin 43a) confirms Jesus' crucifixion on the eve of Passover and the accusations against Christ of practicing sorcery and encouraging Jewish apostasy.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Long Hair of Jesus ?

   While we don't know what Jesus looked like, we do know that He didn't look like the common depictions of Him with long hair. After all, this same Jesus inspired the apostle Paul to write in 1 Corinthians 11:14: t "Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?"
   In addition to this instruction regarding long hair on men, the Bible also contains circumstantial evidence that Jesus didn't have long hair.
   Perhaps the most telling is that when Judas betrayed Jesus, he had to identify Jesus by a kiss. That was the prearranged signal Judas had given so that the guards could identify Jesus. Why did Judas have to do that? Because Jesus looked just like any average man of His day, and they wouldn't have been able to identify Him if Judas hadn't betrayed Him with a kiss.
   This incident shows us that Jesus looked like any ordinary, average Jew of His day; there was nothing distinguishing about Him. The messianic prophecy of Isaiah 53:2 (NIV) says of Him: "He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him."
   A Feb. 24, 2004, Associated Press article reports: "'Jesus didn't have long hair,' said physical anthropologist Joe Zias, who has studied hundreds of skeletons found in archaeological digs in Jerusalem. 'Jewish men back in antiquity did not have long hair.' 'The Jewish texts ridiculed long hair as something Roman or Greek,' said New York University's Lawrence Schiffman" ("Jesus Scholars Find Fault in Gibson's 'Passion'"). However, it wasn't at all typical among even the Greeks and Romans, as plenty of statues and coins from the time attest.
   "Along with extensive writings from the period, experts also point to a frieze on Rome's Arch of Titus, erected after Jerusalem was captured in AD 70 to celebrate the victory, which shows Jewish men with short hair taken into captivity" (ibid.).
   The Gospels tell us that on at least two occasions Jesus slipped away into the crowds when people were trying to kill Him (Luke 4:30; John 8:59). He was able to escape harm because He was simply an average-looking man of His day and blended in with the other people around Him.
  Who wanted him to wear long hair? They made him to appear like the Roman god...
   Below let us compare the images of Roman God Jupiter with the depiction of Jesus by the Pagan Rome.


Monday, March 22, 2010


People will believe what they want to believe.
Luke 12:56 Hypocrites! You know how to
interpret the appearance of the earth and
the sky. How is it that you don't know
how to interpret this present time?

No matter how good you present the fact, you can not force anyone to believe what you are saying. Forcing someone to believe you, will most likely increase the possibility of the other party fighting back. That is why in 1 Peter 3:15 we are advise to present our faith with "gentleness & respect". It is not a Christian's job to convict people. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. If you notice, Jesus added this advise after Judas (not Iscariot) asked why Jesus Christ share the truth to them plainly and not to others. Jesus knew it would be a very difficult task to convince people, there would be heated arguments, so He reminded them on how He preach. Jesus want his disciple to present the truth with utmost respect to a person, unlike how the world forces someone to believe. He assures us also that a comforter will come to our aid (v. 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.)

All we can do is present the word of God. And let God do the rest through the help of the Holy Spirit.


Critics of Christianity are becoming more and more vocal recently. Especially with the advent of technology where there is an easy access to information, most of these loud-mouth non-believers can launch their attack on Christians straightforwardly and by the comfort of internet can conveniently accuse faithful believers as “ignorant,” “stupid,” “brainwashed,” or otherwise suggest that those who have faith are less intelligent than those who do not. When a Christian puts up a good fight by standing up intelligently for his faith, the terms change to “bigot,” “extremist,” or “zealot.”
The sad truth is most Christians can't even defend their faith because they themselves are ignorant of God's word. 1 Peter 3:15 says
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
There are two things a Christian should do to stand up for Christ -- Live a life according to Christ Word and also grow our own knowledge of Him. In fact, most unbelievers or atheist themselves have read the entire Bible, word for word, selecting ammunition to hurl against Christians. So, it is best for Christian to equip himself with The Full Armor of God (Ephesian 6:10) so that he can defend and counter the attack of the enemy.
This is what I will try to share to you thru this we can fight back. Actually, it is the other way around, it was the unbelievers ignorance why they attack Christians, "My people are being destroyed for lack of knowledge..." Hosea 4:6