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Who the Heck is Melchizedek?

When asked to name important people in the Bible, Melchizedek doesn’t usually come to mind. This seemingly obscure Old Testament figure who doesn’t get many babies named after him, and earns a mere three-verse appearance in Genesis 14, is key to understanding Jesus Christ. He is one of the many trajectories God placed throughout His plan to point to the Messiah. So who is Melchizedek? His name literally means “king of righteousness.” Genesis 14:18 tells us he was king of Salem (probably Jerusalem), meaning king of peace, and was a priest to God Most High. He gives Abram (Abraham) bread and wine and blesses him after Abram won a hard battle. Abram returns the favor by honoring him...

posted on: Apr 27, 2013 | author: admin

The Resurrection: Fact or Conspiracy?

The resurrection of Jesus is the most important event in history, as well as the basis for faith in Christ. But many claim it never happened. Let’s look at some popular theories that explain away the resurrection, and the historical facts these theories can’t explain. Swoon Theory: “Jesus just fainted on the cross.” Everything we know about crucifixion, not to mention the severe flogging Christ endured beforehand, undermines this idea. The Romans were too good at killing to let a “criminal” live through execution. After dying, Jesus was wrapped in seventy-five pounds of sticky burial dressings and put in a tomb sealed with a two-ton stone and guarded by Roman soldiers. Even if he somehow survived the beating...

posted on: Mar 9, 2013 | author: admin

A Reasonable Mind

It should not be a surprise to learn our Creator is the epitome of a reasonable mind. Unfortunately, it would surprise far too many. Our penchant for controversy puts crackpots in the spiritual spotlight, so we hear more about how “God HATES Homos!” and less about the Creator’s self-disclosure, which is infinitely more useful. Consider two obvious points, which somehow eludes Pop Wisdom: Science works because the fabric of the universe is a weave of reasonable, scientific laws. Science indicates Creation is the product of a reasonable mind comprehensible by reasoning minds. A useful inquiry about God should begin with the assumption that God is a reasonable mind. An irrational, unreasonable, nonsensical, unintelligible Creator is not good news...

A Reasonable Mind
posted on: Jun 29, 2012 | author: kmccallum