Clash Of The Kingdoms: A Biblical Response to 9/11 (by David Pope)

Like the rest of the nation, we were shocked and numbed by the surreal events of 11 September. How could this happen here? Why DID this happen here? What will happen now? These are all valid questions that we will address. We will look at this tragedy in three sections: where we have come from, … Continue reading Clash Of The Kingdoms: A Biblical Response to 9/11 (by David Pope)

The Hurricane’s Eye: A Message of Hope (with David Pope)

Four years ago, our Nation was rocked to its very core as we sat transfixed on the image of the mighty World Trade Center crumbling to the ground, killing thousands of people and doing millions in economic loss. In recent weeks, we have faced a similar crisis as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have devastated the … Continue reading The Hurricane’s Eye: A Message of Hope (with David Pope)

Biblical Inerrancy and Alleged Bible Contradictions

  Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page I want to know one thing, the way to Heaven. God Himself has condescended to teach the Way. He has written it down in a Book. O give me that Book!"-John Wesley   God's Word changes lives! I, as well as multitudes of others, know this … Continue reading Biblical Inerrancy and Alleged Bible Contradictions

The Word of Faith: A Biblical Overview

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page It is known by many names: Word of Faith, positive confession, speaking the Word and the derisive term "Name it and claim it." Although the idea is controversial in some circles, the Bible draws an undeniable connection between our faith and the words we speak. The purpose … Continue reading The Word of Faith: A Biblical Overview

Prosperity 2: Checks and Balances

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page The message of Biblical prosperity is a precious blessing which more and more Christians are learning to walk in. This doctrine is discussed at length in our previous study, Prosperity: A Biblical Overview. However, there is another side to the issue, one which we must not neglect … Continue reading Prosperity 2: Checks and Balances

Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 3: Biblical Stewardship, Charity and Welfare

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page As we conclude our series on applying Jesus' teachings to the modern political arena, I would like to share an illustration from a rather unlikely source: baby sitting. I was once helping to watch two young children, a boy and a girl, for some friends. While we … Continue reading Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 3: Biblical Stewardship, Charity and Welfare

Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 2-Jesus, Money and the Poor

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page "Whose side would Jesus be on, the wealthy businessman's, or the poor farmer's?" In the many discourses about Christianity and politics, questions like this one often come up in order to make the case that God cannot be tied to popular right-wing political ideologies (a point which, … Continue reading Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 2-Jesus, Money and the Poor

Issues of Life 1: Abortion

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing -Proverbs 31:8, NLT The pro life movement did not begin as the result of Roe v. Wade. The pro life movement began in the first century A.D....(The first Christians’) unified opposition … Continue reading Issues of Life 1: Abortion

Issues of Life 3: Self Defense, Firearms and the Military

Co-written with David Pope Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page It has been said that a person can but minister out of their 'overflow', that is, out of the abundance of the Word of God in them and their personal experience. It is with this thought in mind that we present this third … Continue reading Issues of Life 3: Self Defense, Firearms and the Military

A Real Place Called Hell

Co-written with David Pope Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?-Matthew 16:26 If you are not born again, the day will come when you will wish you had never been born at all.-Warren Wiersbe In his … Continue reading A Real Place Called Hell