Let's Go Back to the Bible

Posts by Josh Blackmer

Overwhelmingly Conquers

According to Pew Research Center, government restrictions on religion around the world have reached an all-time high. This is nothing new. The people of God have always faced oppressive governments and groups of peoples. Consider these passages. “But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings, partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches…

Cross, Crook and Crown

There are some who have taken a closer look at Psalm twenty-two, twenty-three and twenty-four.  From these psalms, they have drawn three aspects of the Christ, each one highlighting a different characteristic of our Lord. Psalm twenty-two turns our attention to the cross.  It was quoted by Christ while He hung there, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?” (Matt.…

The Bible Under Attack, Again

“Do not move the ancient boundary which your fathers have set” (Prov. 22:28). A warning from the Proverbs that was set forth in Torah law. It carries with the concept of not moving the established teaching or thought on a matter. Today it seems almost fashionable to change established thought on a matter. Marriage, no longer just between man and a woman.…

Trust in Him

Pew Research Center did a study on trust in a survey of 10,618 U.S. adults, conducted November 27-December 10, 2018. Here are some excerpts from an article describing the findings. “Moreover, some see fading trust as a sign of cultural sickness and national decline. Some also tie it to what they perceive to be increased loneliness and excessive individualism. About half of…

Pardon Me

“One who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made. So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and…