Three “Problems” with Christianity

Shellfish, women’s rights, and slavery. What do these three thing have in common?

Well I recently had a discussion with an old friend from highschool who has gained a sudden interest towards spiritual living and towards “god”. Though not a Christian we had an interesting discussion about which way to approach God (Hinduism, Christianity, none of the above etc.) and he listed quickly 3 big problem he has with Biblical Christianity. They were shellfish (or dietary laws), the value of women, and the acceptance of slavery. I did not want to get in to a huge debate or waste his time if he was busy so I let them slide. But the more I got to thinking about it these three issues often come up with people who do not see Christianity as a wholesome or true way to God. And I wanted to cast some light on these little problems that are blown out of proportion and misunderstood.

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Jesus in the Old Testament?

Ever read this passage and was confused?

Jhn 8:56 – (Jesus speaking)Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”
Jhn 8:57 – “You are not yet fifty years old,” the Jews said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”
Jhn 8:58 – “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!

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My 7 Favorite Posts

I’d like to share with you, if you are new some favorite posts of mine that I think are worth reading. Or perhaps this is just a sentimental look back on my posts which I took a lot of enjoyment from in their research and writing. This was a hard one and I had to omit a few old timers in order to not let this post go on and on, I hope this stuff blesses you and helps your walk with the Lord.

Is Jesus God?
The title is pretty self explanatory, I was inspired by a book I read in school that pointed out 9 or 10 basic proofs of Christ’s divinity, I felt that some of them were pretty weak so I wanted to do my own research on this topic. This single issue is what separates Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, and some other “Christian” groups from the true Biblical example of what Christianity should be so I figured this was a pretty important subject to me.

Are All Religions True?
This is another topic I feel strongly about, when someone disregards Christianity because they think that other religious paths are the equivalent to “my way” so “why change”? It’s an opinion formed out of comfort and ignorance and I wanted to lay out it’s silliness openly here.

How To Read Your Bible
This is one post that I’m most proud of because it is so applicable and has helped many of my friends get in to the Word of God and read it more effectively. It’s something that so many Christians struggle with for years and it keeps them from going deeper with God, to me that is just unacceptable if I can help. So I felt I should share some of my tricks that I picked up over the years. Feel free to share yours too!

End Times Timline
Now before you start calling me Daniel Camping, I’m not about predicting or countdowns. But I do feel the Bible does give us quite a few clues that we can draw a very general order from. This post was really a trip to make. I avoided this subject for a long time but I feel God kept drawing me to tackle this one so I gave in and I didn’t know what I was in for! It wasn’t easy and I don’t at all claim that this is the 100% perfect, absolute interpretation of end times events but I learned a lot and it is a needed discussion with all the apocalyptic junk out there.

The Story of Exodus 
Ok this isn’t one post but a series of 8 where I historically and spiritually examine the amazing story of the Israelites from captivity to the Tabernacle. I love every bit of this epic because there’s so much we glean from about God, sin, salvation, redemption, and Christ.

Scriptures, Without Context
Because I love the Word of God so much it really bothers me when scriptures are used improperly and promote an unbiblical lifestyle. Now I’m not going to go shouting them down like some crazies out there but I think this problem today should not be overlooked.

Hot Christian Sex
Yes, the title is a ploy to get you to read it! But the point is an important one to me (call me biased… I am married afterall). I believe God invented sex and that it should not be corrupted by sin or worldly ideas. But does this mean it becomes dull and boring? Only the opposite!

Hot Christian Sex

Ok… sorry about the title but after reading a recent secular “study” on individuals who left various sects of Christianity and thus found more enjoyment in their sex lives I feel the great need to write on something that is very near and dear to my heart (I am still a newlywed after all)- the powerful truth about sex and Christian sexuality.

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In The Beginning…In The End

In the beginning everything was good (Gen 1:31), everything was as God intended it to be – perfect. So what happened? Why is everything so bad and why do we encounter such difficulty finding God? The perfection that God created only lasted until Satan disrupted the harmony that God had established. Now we find ourselves in the middle of the telling of a cosmic drama where God is working towards the restoration of everything that was lost, eventually God will put things back in order like they use to be (Rev 21:3). However, God is not doing nothing about the problems that currently exists. He is only doing it on His schedule and not our own (Isaiah 55:8-9).

Currently we await the return of Christ which is yet another step in God’s great plan to restore us to Himself as well as to restore the original glory to all that He created (Act 1:11). To know what it will be like when God restores everything in the end we can look at Genesis and see glimpses of what man enjoyed before sin as well as what we will enjoy after Satan is put away (Rev 20:10).

1. Being completely in God’s image (Gen 1:26-27)

2. Dominion over the Earth (Gen 1:26, 28, 29, 2:19)

3. Peace and freedom (Gen 1:28, 29)

4. Union with each other (Gen 2:21-25)

5. Innocence (Gen 2:25)

6. Relationship with God (Gen 3:8-13)

7. Eternal life (Gen 3:22-24)

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My Recent Absence

I apologize for my extended absence from my WordPress this year, because of changes in my schedule I am not given the luxury of so much free time at the computer that previously allowed me to study and write so much as I did during my first 3 months on here. But I assure you I have not died, given up on blogging, become an apostate, or forgotten about all my readers and my ministry on here.

Hopefully more to come soon.