Razor Swift

The WORD is sharper than any two edged sword!

The Flood Of Noah And Why It Happened

The Deluge

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Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel

The Garden Of Eden Revisited

In order to understand the reason for the flood of Noah, I believe it’s rather important to first start in the passage above. This pronouncement from God to the serpent (the nachash i. e. Satan) and Eve, is missed by many people. When Eve was beguiled by the nachash, by eating the forbidden fruit, this set and wound the clock towards the eradication of all evil in the universe. People generally assert that evil entered into the world with Adam and Eve disobeying God, but don’t usually recognize that a deceiver [1] was already moving freely throughout the garden before they fell! It is not the purpose of this article to describe all the effects of the fall in the garden, but one major change was that sin entered into the DNA of mankind. And at that point, they/we needed a savior.

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Razor Swift – Exploring Catholicism With Mike Matuszewski

We’re excited to be doing our first show on the Grok Radio Network! Our guest will be Christian apologist Mike Matuszewski. He is a former Catholic and will be discussing the ins and outs of the Catholic Church, why he left, and what you need to know about the church. We will be live this Friday the 24th at 4pm Pacific, 6pm Central, 7pm Eastern.

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The Psalmist’s Lamentation And The Demise of Babylon

City Of Destruction

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(King James Version) Psalms 137:8-9 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

The above verse is one that was brought to my attention recently by a skeptic on Twitter. Though I have read this passage before, I hadn’t spend much time or research studying it. One of my former friends -who was leaving the faith- mentioned this to me as well; acting like it was a deathblow to the Bible and it’s inspiration. Though I will admit that such a passage at face value seems hard to reconcile -and incites appeals to emotion- but upon further investigation there are factors and context which give us the clarity, that a surface reading won’t do. First, we must remember that the psalmist is a Jewish writer (not sure who as it does not say) who is embittered towards Babylon as the Babylonians ransacked the civilization of the Jewish people -taking them into captivity- and destroyed their once glorious temple. He may very well be hoping for the “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” scenario.

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The Cross Of Jesus: What He Carried To Golgotha

Jesus Carrying A Cross

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To a Christian the importance of the cross cannot be overstated. Without Jesus dying for our sins -and his resurrection, thus defeating death and Hell- our faith would be utterly worthless. To us, it’s the ultimate symbol of victory making it possible for one to be reconciled back to God. To the Jehovah’s Witnesses however, it’s an offensive symbol used in phallic worship [1]. The reference from the previous sentence however is not an accurate explanation coming from the Watchtower Society [2]. Regardless of where the cross originated from, what it was used for -whether in pagan ceremonies or worship etc- the point of today’s article is to examine what kind of cross that Jesus carried, and was subsequently crucified on.

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The Soapbox Is Getting Rained On

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Put Down Your Weapon 

Yesterday I opened up our Paltalk room for quite awhile, and though we had a pretty good crowd of folks (for the most part), I saw a prevailing theme that concerns me greatly. Infighting. Much of what was being spoken were tautologies. Unfortunately, Paltalk is known for this, where every Christian (hyperbole) is a theologian and if you disagree with them, you disagree with, the Bible. I’ve seen it over and over again in the past 5 or so years that I’ve been on Paltalk. Often it’s the Arminianism verses Calvinism debate, as was the case last night. Years ago I used to get into this particular debate but I don’t anymore, and for two main reasons. One is that I’m neither a Calvinist nor an Arminist. I think the extremes of both can be dangerous in my opinion. On the extremes, one side says God destined certain folks to Hell while the other says that the moment you sin, your salvation is in question. The second reason is that I don’t generally like to debate Christians.

I would rather put my focus and energy into reaching out to the lost rather than spending hours debating on how we are saved/justified, in front of non believers that are watching the “show”. Seeing such behavior reminded me of why -well one of the reasons why- that I never wanted to be a Christian in the first place. I’ve heard it been said, that the Christian army is the only army that shoots at its own. Sometimes I actually believe that, sadly. At times, it’s a little more than just iron sharpening iron. The constant bickering, whining, backstabbing, gossiping, etc wasn’t all that appealing to me. But to be fair, it would be a broad paintbrush stroke for me to say that this was everyone. We as Christians need to learn when to pick our battles (me included) and when to put down the sword. Yes, pride may get in the way and compel us to prove everyone wrong when we know “we’re right”, but perhaps it’s wise to resist that urge in the company of non believers. It might be a better idea to keep our contentions/disputes “in house”, and use our honed apologetics skills for those who need it most; the lost.

The King James Bible Was Good Enough For Jesus

Bible King James

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The Word Of God

Occasionally I run into individuals that take the stance that the King James Bible is the only valid Bible out there. They act as if it’s the only “Word of God”; dictated word for word straight from Heaven. Some treat it as the hand picked Bible of Jesus. There are some major issues however with the camp of “King James Onlyists” (KJO hereafter). We’ll get into that and point out a handful in just a moment. Personally I have read the King James more than any other version -it’s what I was raised with- and I still read it when doing personal study/research; I use it to cross reference with the Strongs Concordance. Needless to say, I do like the KJV but I have not built my home in Kingjamesonlyland. Below are some reasons why:

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10 Signs That You’re In A Cult

1. Your sect has it’s own Bible translation

2. Your hierarchy of leaders claim to be God’s only channel/representative on earth

3. There is no salvation outside of your organization

4. Your group claims to be a restoration of Christianity

5. Your organization has inspired books (and study aids) which contain revelations/information that only your sect is “aware” of

6. Date setting concerning end times events has been an integral part of your organization’s history

7. Differing exegesis of scripture/doctrine is not allowed, uniformity is the order of the day

8. You need your organization to understand the Bible, independent Bible reading/study is not encouraged

9. Former members of your group are demonized, shunned, and off limits for association

10. Your standing/status in the organization is dependent upon works

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