Did I DO today? … (01/31/16)

“Did I offer peace today, and did I do so with my actions more than my words? … Did I bring a smile to a stranger’s face today? … Did I say words of healing to a Friend? … Did I set aside my fear of those who are different today? … Did I reach […]

Re-Vealing Revelation — Cover page

Re-Vealing Revelation … … a deeper, gentler look into the Bible’s final “chapter” Some quite important reading … both for those considered “damned”, as well as those doing that damning. via Scaughdt … an (i)am publication (3rd edition)

An introduction’s Introduction …

“The book of Revelation contains as many mysteries as it does words.” ~ St. Jerome (one of the principle founders of the Christian church)   “Where the book of Revelation is concerned, I hold the view that the early church fathers released something very dangerous on the world when … they decided to include it […]

Home of the Unbrave … (01/27/16)

The religion of Islam has its share of fundamentalist zealots, that much it true (though far fewer of them than Christianity had when it was of the same age), and the Koran is indeed a most problematic tome that seems to do anything but promote peace (I’m only half-way through it at the moment, but […]

Revelation … an Introduction

For a number of years now, I have consistently witnessed a somewhat disturbing phenomenon – namely, that many of my Christian friends, at some point during our discussions about the nature God & Jesus & Heaven & Hell, almost invariably “prove” their point by quoting a verse or a passage from the book of Revelation; […]

Matthew 25:40 … Caring carelessly (01/26/16)

“We have allowed the Enemy to come into our churches. I was talking to some Christians and they were talking about how they invited these gay children to come into their home and to come into the church and that they were wanting to influence them. And I thought to myself, they’re not going to […]

Consideration #01) We are talking about Jesus

Initially, it is important to realize that the author of Revelation clearly claimed that the same Jesus Christ of the Gospels was also his tome’s “wrathful redeemer”.  Indeed, the very first words of Revelation’s very first verse identify it to be “The revelation of Jesus Christ”, even though the last words of that same verse […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood … (01/24/16)

Enough said …

Honing Hillary … (01/24/16)

It would be incorrect to call out the Republicans (as I have justly done on a number of occassions) without giving mainstream Democrats their equal due … It is more than fair to say that while the Republicans are blatantly fascist in their approach to minorities & the poor, the Democrats are subtly (and dangerously) […]

Consideration #02) Jesus, the non-Davidian Measiah

Secondly, while seemingly speaking of the future, Revelation clearly references words from the past, and it does so purposefully – with much of its verses representing the apparent fulfillment of the prophecy found in the book of Daniel (see Daniel 12:4).  Indeed, the author of Revelation quotes Daniel 7:13 at the very beginning of his […]

Consideration #03) Contrasting Jesus & “Jesus”

Thirdly, the contrast between the Jesus mentioned in Revelation and the Jesus found in the Gospels can be seen in the dramatically different way they are portrayed in the Bible … Consider that —   *… the “Jesus” of Revelation announces seven “Beatitudes of Death” (see verses 1:3, 14:13, 16:15, 19:9, 20:6, 22:7 & 22:14), […]