Angels: Angelic, Roles, Names, and Terms

Jeremiah Lloyd

Angels are not a single type, but a variety of types, defined by their specific roles. Here’s a look at what the various angels are, their status, what they do, their names, and other terms referring to angels. Terms for angels Angels are first described in the Hebrew Bible (Old …

Is Jesus a Copycat Myth Taken From Other Savior Stories?

Jeremiah Lloyd

An oft-repeated claim is that Jesus never existed, was an invented figure taken from other savior myths, but in most cases, the similarities named by those attempting to debunk Christ are inaccurate or false. Skeptics claim Jesus is a myth Skeptics have long claimed that Jesus never existed, a “copycat” …

Saving for Retirement: The Sooner, the Better

Jeremiah Lloyd

If you’re a younger person, it can be easy to write off the concept of saving for retirement. Many people in their 20s feel as though they’ll likely never retire. The combination of the 2008 financial crisis, the shrinking middle class, and vanishing social security benefits paint a bleak picture …

Career Tips for Those Just Starting Out

Jeremiah Lloyd

If you’re looking to get started on a career, not just working any old job, it helps to go in with the right expectations. Assuming that you can get rolling in a career path without the right knowledge or mindset is a fallacy. Getting started is tough! Here are some …

Credit Freeze: What it Means and How it Can Help You

Jeremiah Lloyd

It seems like there’s always some headline in the news of another company being hacked. Whether it’s a bank, a credit reporting agency, or an online storefront, these hacks can have serious consequences. If an institution with your financial information is hacked, you could be at risk of identity theft. …

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Is Jesus a Copycat Myth Taken From Other Savior Stories?

Is Jesus a Copycat Myth Taken From Other Savior Stories?

An oft-repeated claim is that Jesus never existed, was an invented figure taken from other savior myths, but in most cases, the similarities named by those attempting to debunk Christ are inaccurate or false. Skeptics claim Jesus is a myth Skeptics have long claimed that Jesus never existed, a “copycat” …

Saving for Retirement: The Sooner, the Better

Saving for Retirement: The Sooner, the Better

If you’re a younger person, it can be easy to write off the concept of saving for retirement. Many people in their 20s feel as though they’ll likely never retire. The combination of the 2008 financial crisis, the shrinking middle class, and vanishing social security benefits paint a bleak picture …

Career Tips for Those Just Starting Out

Career Tips for Those Just Starting Out

If you’re looking to get started on a career, not just working any old job, it helps to go in with the right expectations. Assuming that you can get rolling in a career path without the right knowledge or mindset is a fallacy. Getting started is tough! Here are some …

Credit Freeze: What it Means and How it Can Help You

Credit Freeze: What it Means and How it Can Help You

It seems like there’s always some headline in the news of another company being hacked. Whether it’s a bank, a credit reporting agency, or an online storefront, these hacks can have serious consequences. If an institution with your financial information is hacked, you could be at risk of identity theft. …

Angels: Angelic, Roles, Names, and Terms

Angels are not a single type, but a variety of types, defined by their specific roles. Here’s a look at what the various angels are, their status, what they do, their names, and other terms referring to angels. Terms for angels Angels are first described in the Hebrew Bible (Old …

Angels & Demons

The Spirit of This Age

The Spirit of This Age

We often hear terms like Zeitgeist, turnings, astrological ages, culture cycles. The Bible also spoke of ages, and a so-called “god of this age,” who is influencing the present time, known as Satan or the devil. A series of cycles or a single age? “The god of this age has …
Do God and Satan Have Equal Powers?

Do God and Satan Have Equal Powers?

We are told to fear God but also taught to fear the devil, which leads some people to wonder if Satan and God have equal powers…Here is what the Abrahamic religions and religious scholars have to say on the matter. Satan and his power Satan, the devil, is known by …
Enoch: The Man Who Talked to Angels

Enoch: The Man Who Talked to Angels

Enoch is known in the Bible as a man who pleased God and ascended to heaven while still alive without dying, apocryphal Book of Enoch, attributed to him, has some of the most informative accounts of angels and demons. Enoch: Prophet who interacted with angels Enoch is said to be …

Bible Studies

Being a Christian is Simple, Not Complicated

Being a Christian is Simple, Not Complicated

Many people who resist religious faith often complain about its strictness and rules, as if it severely restricts their freedom. Still, in actuality, the Christian life is very simple and is as easy as being and doing good. The simplicity of being a Christian “For our boast is this, the …
Need a Life Coach or Self-Help Guide? Try the Bible

Need a Life Coach or Self-Help Guide? Try the Bible

People unhappy with the state or direction of their life often turn to self-help books, seminars, or coaching by so-called “life coaches.” But if you’re looking for the ultimate formula for fulfillment and happiness – try reading the Bible. Seeking fulfillment “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give …

Devotionals

Finding Your Goodness

Finding Your Goodness

If you want to find your inner goodness, you must first understand what goodness is, and that begins by going to the source of all goodness – God. That is the seed from which all goodness blooms with constant daily care. Finding goodness: Start with the source “Taste and see …
Using the Bible to Help Recover from Grief

Using the Bible to Help Recover from Grief

Grief is something every human being experiences. Psychology tells us it has five stages and offers methods for dealing with these feelings. Reading the Bible provides a strong addition to the process of long-term coping. Understanding Grief Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross defined grief in a theory of five stages, known as …
How Does God Speak to and Reach Unbelievers?

How Does God Speak to and Reach Unbelievers?

How will people who have never sought God ever find God? Does God speak to unbelievers? The answer is: Yes. God uses nature, our consciences, dreams, divine revelation, and the Bible. With Religion in Decline, How Will God Reach Unbelievers? There is much concern today over what appears to be …
Being a Christian Means Being Encouraging

Being a Christian Means Being Encouraging

Jesus commanded Christians to share the gospel with all nations of the world, but Christians are also instructed to “encourage one another” a mission that is often lost on some who condemn others. Christianity was meant for everyone “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the …