What is the unforgivable sin of blaspheme against the Holy Spirit?


What is the sin of blaspheme against the Holy Spirit? Can you accidentally blaspheme against the Holy Spirit? Will everyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit go to hell? “I tell you the truth, all sin and blasphemy can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences.” He told them this because they were saying, “He’s possessed by an evil spirit.” (Mark 3:28-30 NLT)


7 Characteristics of a Real, Genuine, Sincere Apology


A real apology is a request for forgiveness from a humble heart that is truly sorry. It is like the Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) that cannot be artificially added on from the outside, but flows out from a pure heart. This cannot be faked! A real, genuine, sincere apology is a blessing. But, nothing is worse than a faint apology, a false apology, or a non-apology.


What can we bring to the Lord?


This is a very important question. All the religions of the world differ in their response. Each religion makes requirements of what you need to bring to God. Each religion describes what makes God happy. But, what does the Bible say? What can we bring to the Lord? How can we make God happy?


Two men went up to the temple to pray, which one was justified?

Two men praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

Two men went up to the temple to pray. One was justified and the other was rejected. What was the difference? Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else. Continue reading Two men went up to the temple to pray, which one was justified?


A form of godliness (show of religion, piety, holiness, outward righteousness)


Jesus warned against hypocritical groups who try to have godliness through their own rules and regulations above the commandments of God and setting their own rulers above the Holy Spirit in the lives of their congregation… Jesus told them, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites in Scripture: ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is pointless, because their teachings are rules made by humans.’ “You abandon the commandments of God Continue reading A form of godliness (show of religion, piety, holiness, outward righteousness)


What about tithing? What is a tithe? Are tithes required?

The Widow's Mite (Le denier de la veuve) - James Tissot. This image was uploaded as a donation by the Brooklyn Museum, and is considered to have no known copyright restrictions by the institutions of the Brooklyn Museum.

The tithe comes from the Mosaic Ten Commandment Law Covenant between God and the Children Of Israel who were rescued from bondage in Egypt. This law of tithing is very specific. But, there are a ridiculous number of ways to interpret these passages: from not donating anything, excuses for donating too little, reasons for not donating one-tenth, requirements for donations of the whole one-tenth, or shaming into donating fifteen percent or even way more. The Bible truth is the Mosaic Ten Commandment Law required the children Continue reading What about tithing? What is a tithe? Are tithes required?


101 Bible Verses to Make Personal


Here are my personal favorite and most powerful verses from a life-long love of reading the Holy Bible. I tried to narrow this list to 101 verses, I really did try, but every time I considered removing a verse it caused me to keep it and add another, so the list kept growing. And, even now, there are dozens and hundreds of verses I want to add. If I’ve forgotten your favorite or most important verse, please add it to the comments Continue reading 101 Bible Verses to Make Personal


101 Proverbs about Money


The Bible has the answers to all of the problems in life. Please read these 101 Proverbs about money. If you are having financial problems, write down 10 verses that apply to your situation and put them into practice in your life. By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his Continue reading 101 Proverbs about Money


Christian vs. Jewish Ten Commandment Law


My favorite verse in the Bible for witnessing to Jewish people is… Thus saith the LORD of hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying: We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’ (Zechariah 8:23 JPS) Because I worship the God of Abraham, Issac, and Continue reading Christian vs. Jewish Ten Commandment Law


Stop condemning people with Galatians 6:7-8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption


That’s not what the Apostle Paul preached. That’s not the subject of the letter to the Galatians. It is inconceivable that the Apostle Paul would throw in a verse that justifies hateful condemnation of anyone in the final paragraph of a letter arguing against the false law-keeping doctrine of the Judaizers. Consider this brief outline of the Letter to the Galatians…