"When Abram was 99 years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, I am God Almighty, walk in my presence and be pure hearted. I will make my covenant between me and you, and I will increase your numbers greatly."--Genesis 17:1
One of the names for God is "El Shaddai" and this is usually translated "God Almighty" in our English Bibles. It is a name that has several interesting aspects. The Hebrew…Continue
..for they shall be called the children of God...--Matthew 5:9
One of the eight Beatitudes is "Blessed are the peace makers..." In our English "peace" basically indicates that strife and fighting has ceased. After a war ends peace often comes. In the language of Yeshua and thinking of the…Continue
After Yeshua affirmed that the two greatest commandments are to love God, with your heart, and to love your neighbor as yourself, the man asked the question, 'Who is my neighbor?' Yeshua answered the man with a parable about a robbed man that no one would help accept a good Samaritan. He explained how the person who helps and is kind is the true neighbor. Lovingkindness is a fruit of the…Continue
Now this is a sticky and timeless question. The church has generally looked down on those that have took their own lives, even separating them in differing graveyards. The question is a hot potato.
I would first have to say that the act of killing ones self is not the so-called unpardonable sin. I would also have to say…Continue