In a world full of deceit and lies, you may find it increasingly difficult not to break the ninth commandment. Political figures, news reporters, financial agents, and many others twist and manipulate words to suit their needs. Consequently, it is common in our society to mislead children and lie to others to “protect” them. The question we should be asking ourselves is: How does God … Continue reading A Lesson in Sin: Telling the Truth
This document is the start of the2OliveTrees.org’s exploration of the book of Proverbs. We intend to publish a series of documents about Proverbs. This document will serve as the first of many installments in that series. As you read through our series, be sure to do so alongside your bible. Continue reading The Book of Proverbs: The Purpose
In Arkansas, Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed legislation that would ban abortions at 12 weeks of pregnancy on Monday. Gov. Beebe says that the proposed ban was unconstitutional and was in conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade. Boston.com quotes Gov. Beebe as saying, “When I was sworn in as governor I took an oath to preserve, protect and defend both the … Continue reading The Battle for Life Continues
Senator Rand Paul said in a recent filibuster that, “even a democracy gets it wrong.” Senator Paul’s statement is absolutely true. He mentions that in the chaos of 1930’s Hitler was elected democratically. As the world falls deeper and deeper into chaos, Americans are looking at the current administration for the next Hitler. The chaos that exists in the United States cannot be compare with … Continue reading Looking For the Next Hitler
According to Washington Post reporter Jason Horowitz, Catholic cardinals have decided to refrain from conducing interviews with reporters. Vatican spokesman Tom Rosica was reported as saying that, “they realize the importance of keeping things to themselves,” when it comes to their proceedings before the coming conclave. Before this announcement some of the American cardinals have conducted interviews describing their criteria for choosing the next pope. … Continue reading Media Blackout at the Vatican
In my years of studying the bible, I have found that many religious people I have encountered in my travels ignore some of the most basic instructions found in the bible. It is not our duty to pick and choose what words of the bible we find relevant to the way we desire to live our lives. With that said, I would like to discuss … Continue reading It’s Hard to Keep Simple Instructions, Right?
Most Christians worldwide anticipate the arrival of Easter, but ignore the arrival of Passover. Many will say Passover is a Jewish holiday. Is this true? Are we commanded to keep Passover? Are we commanded to keep Easter? We must search the pages of our bibles to discover the answers to these questions. The Establishment of Passover In the first five books of the bible, we … Continue reading Passover vs. Easter