Here Be Giants

This is fourth the series of articles on angels, demons, and Nephilim and will be followed by one about Heaven and Hell. These articles are succinct versions of otherwise very detailed elucidations from several books I have written.1 (All Bible quotations are from the NASB) Many people dive into discussions about giants without defining the key term: Just what is a giant? The definition is not as simple as it may seem, since some may … Continue reading

Demons “Ex Machina:” What Are Demons?

This is a follow-up to the “Angels Unawares” article from The Crux, Thursday, August 29, 2019 and will be followed by articles on Nephilim and giants. These articles will be succinct versions of otherwise very detailed elucidations from several books I have written.1 The concept of “ex machina” refers to something that “appears as if out of nowhere, in a mechanical manner.”2 Such is how demons appear in the text of the Bible since it … Continue reading

Angels Unawares

I will review demons, Nephilim, and giants in a future article. I expand on these in several books I have written.1 These posts will be succinct versions of otherwise very detailed elucidations. There are certain things “we all know” about Angels: They are spirit beings, sort of ghost-like, they take on human form when interacting with us. The different kinds of Angels include Cherubim and Seraphim, they have wings, and Satan is a fallen Angel. … Continue reading

Angelic Communications

We find angelic communications to humans quite a number of places in Scripture. An angel appeared to Zechariah with the news that he and his wife Elizabeth would have a son (Luke 1:13). Mary, a young Jewish virgin, who was engaged to be married, had a similar encounter and was told she would have a son conceived by God (Luke 1:26-38). And, while her husband-to-be Joseph was deciding the kindest way to call off his … Continue reading

Word Faith Teachers Deny Self-Denial

It seems obvious that Word Faith celebrities have created their own personal Jesus. With their egregious teachings and extravagant lifestyles, they, like the Mormons, Socialists, JWs and many others, have formulated their own acquiescent Jesus. No doubt they should be added to our “Designer Jesus Collection.” Certainly they have Bibles and claim to speak with biblical authority, but are these Bibles any more than props to authenticate their ministries to their Christian “target audience”? Do … Continue reading

The Devil is a Liar

Do you ever have books that no matter how many times you encounter them you always get something new out of them? That’s the Screwtape Letters (SL) for me. Just recently I listened to one of the many audio book recordings. This one was well done but not as full of irony like the version read by John Cleese, himself a religious iconocast nor as dramatic as the one done by Focus on the Family … Continue reading