Religion and Culture: Differences (Table) | 10/21/2014
NOTE: This is not a dogmatic stance, but only an hypothetical exploration attempting linguistic clarification.
Culture and Religion are not the same, though they are very close. There are various theories that suggest a model of relationship between them. One of them tries to see Religion as the soul of culture. This view doesn't consider the fact that there could also be non-religious
Let Not the Honor of Man Prevent You From Experiencing the Power of God! | 10/17/2014
One of the greatest hindrances to faith is the fear of being rejected or of losing honor in the sight of men. Jesus said to the Jews, "How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?" (John 5:44).
Let's take the case of a young man who is being blessed by the simple truths regarding the things of God shared by a man of God who is
Dying to the Elemental Principles of the Universe (Col.2:20) | 10/15/2014
Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations-- "Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle," which all concern things which perish with the using-- according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility,
Recognizing Palestinian Statehood: How Essential Is It to the Peace Progress? | 10/14/2014
The State of Palestine is one of the states with limited international recognition. As of 27 September 2013, 134 (69.4%) of the 193 member states of the United Nations have recognised the State of Palestine. But, Israel doesn't recognize it. In fact, the recent UK MPs' vote on Palestinian State recognition was rejected by Israel as an hindrance to any prospects of peace between the two sides (
The Parables of Sadhu Sundar Singh | 10/13/2014
Sundar Singh (1889-?) was born into a Sikh family in Punjab. At that time, the British were ruling over India and Christian missionaries ran English medium schools into which many well-to-do families sent their children for education. Sundar Singh was sent into one such school.
Sundar hated reading lessons from the English New Testament which was read as a daily textbook in the Mission School
Few Characteristics of Mosaic Law | 10/13/2014
Few of the Characteristics of the Mosaic Law were as follows:
1. Ground: Love. It was based upon the Great Commandment: the Commandment of Love. (Matt.22:40)
2. Subjects: Sinners. The Law was given for the lawless (1Tim.1:9)
3. Function: To Expose Sin. The Law exposed sin, what it is. (Rom.3:20)
4. Internal Witness: Conscience. The human conscience bore witness to the justness of this Law (
Tabitha Dorcas, A Woman Full of Good Works (Acts 9:36-42) | 10/12/2014
The New Testament doesn't tell us much about Tabitha (her name means "gazelle") except that she was a disciple and that she was full of good works and charitable deeds.
We are not told how old she was, whether she was married, what job or business she did (we are told what Lydia did for a living, but we are not told what Dorcas did), whether she was beautiful, and whether she was rich or poor
Kant's Table of Judgments of Reason and the Categories of Understanding | 10/11/2014
The Critique of Pure Reason (German: Kritik der reinen Vernunft) by Immanuel Kant, first published in 1781, second edition 1787, attempts to resolve the conflict between rationalism and empiricism by proposing a new angle of approach, viz. phenomenalism.
Kant called his middle way a Copernican Revolution in epistemology since, contrary to the traditional approaches, Kant's theory proposes that
The Bible and Bhavishya Purana | 10/10/2014
The Bhavishya Purana is one of the eighteen major Hindu Puranas (histories of Hindu deities). But, the content of Bhavishya Purana is not just about history (past); it also includes prophecies about the future. In fact, the very title Bhavishya means "future"; the the title Bhavishya Purana should translate as "The History of the Future". While Hindu scholars maintain the Purana dates back to
How Do We Know If An Opportunity Is From God? | 10/10/2014
1. Usually, it should be clear; but, if there is doubt, then there are reasons to reconsider (Rom.14:23)
2. Sometimes the goal may be noble, but the opportunity not. Any opportunity that compels you to hurry ahead of God will land you in a crash (Jer.48:10).
3. It should not invite you to do things or employ means that the Bible clearly forbids. If it does so, it is not divine opportunity but