Blog Archives

What Does It Mean to Sit at the Right Hand of God?

In Psalm 110, David writes: The Lord says to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.” (Psalm 110:1) And in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus quotes these words in an exchange with the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

If There Was No Literal Flood, What does the Ark Mean?

In his massive multi-volume work Secrets of Heaven, originally published in eight Latin volumes in London, 1749–1756, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) states that the first chapters of Genesis, up to somewhere in the genealogy in Genesis 11 that leads to the stories

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

Why does God Harden our Hearts, and Why are We Held Responsible?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Steve: Dear Lee, Could you help answer this for me? Romans 9:14–23 speaks of God making vessels of honour and vessels of dishonour. Also

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

Homosexuality, the Bible, and Christianity: A Summary

My article, “Homosexuality, the Bible, and Christianity” provides an extensive analysis of the key biblical, religious, and social issues relating to homosexuality. That article challenges and refutes the common traditional and conservative Christian view that homosexuality is inherently evil and

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Bible Re-Viewed

What is the Biblical Basis for a Heavenly Mother?

In the Bible there are various mentions of goddesses and female idols worshipped by the pagan nations surrounding the Israelites—which, of course, are rejected as false gods. By contrast, references to the God of the Israelites (which Christians generally see

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in All About God

Facing our Demons of Darkness, Depression, and Mental Illness – Part 2

In Part 1 we looked at the issue of mental illness through the lens of the story of Jesus healing a demon-possessed man in Mark 5:1–20. One of the points made in that article was that mental illness is not some

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Pain and Suffering, Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

Facing our Demons of Darkness, Depression, and Mental Illness – Part 1

These days we don’t talk much about demon possession. Yes, popular horror films such as The Exorcist, with their graphic portrayals of demonic possession, do make the rounds in our culture. But most respected health professionals think that a belief

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Pain and Suffering, Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

Did Jesus ever actually say, “If you don’t believe in me you will go to hell”?

The question is: Did Jesus ever actually say, “If you don’t believe in me you will go to hell”? Short answer: No, Jesus never actually said that. He did say some things that seem to imply it, and that are

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in The Afterlife, The Bible Re-Viewed

Marriage in the Resurrection: The Deeper Meaning

Are you in a happy marriage that you hope will continue forever in heaven? Has your beloved husband or wife died, and you hope and pray that you will be able to rejoin him or her when it comes your

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, Spiritual Growth, The Afterlife

Didn’t Jesus Say There’s No Marriage in Heaven?

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus did not say that there’s no marriage in heaven. What he did say is that people who achieve eternal life don’t get married in the afterlife. There’s a big difference! Further, marriage in Jesus’ day

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Afterlife, The Bible Re-Viewed
Lee & Annette Woofenden

Lee & Annette Woofenden

Featured Book

Click to buy on Amazon

Join 811 other followers

Earlier Posts
Blog Stats
  • 1,322,537 hits