Is God Present in Hell?

Is God Present in Hell? The answer is yes….and no. Since God is omnipresent He can never be absent. It’s not like people in hell are partying since God isn’t there. In reality, His powerful punishment is everlasting. At the same time, God’s mercy & forgiveness are absent (i.e. not available nor offered).

Keep it ‘Old School’

Old School – a phrase that points back to a time past when some things just seemed to be better. Some old school cars continue to be appreciated because of their beauty, dependability, & capability. Old school rock music is often appreciated due to guitar solos (remember those…where have they gone?) & vocal harmony (without layered, studio…

Will You Bow Now?

During this Christmas season we often recall the visit of the Magi & the gifts they presented. But do you remember the previous meetings with King Herod & the Jewish scholars? Matthew 2:1–6 (NET) After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, in the time of King Herod, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem saying,…

New Testament Practices – Synagogues & Instruments?

Question Did the first century church worship in the synagogue at times and did the Jews use instruments in worship at that time? Answer Jewish followers of Jesus didn’t suddenly cease to practice their Jewish customs like synagogue gatherings & singing with instruments. Yes, the first century followers of Jesus DID worship in synagogues. Some…

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In 1 Kings 17-18 we see Yahweh* confront Baal – the god of storms and Asherah – the goddess of fertility. If the rain didn’t fall & the crops didn’t grow these false gods would be proven impotent. And that was the case when the rain didn’t fall for 3 1/2 years. (1 Kings 17:1;…