by on September 8, 2021
By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain One of the most foolish arguments for atheism also happens to be one of the most commonly used: Have you ever seen God? One astronaut, whose name I saw no reason to honour by looking up, took it one step further. Being privileged enough to actually leave the Earth, he sarcastically remarked "I see no God up here". ...
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By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain Martial arts can be a touchy subject for some Christians. It is said that they are an open door to the occult, or that they are just too violent, among other scattered criticisms, all of which conclude with "therefore, Christians cannot practice martial arts". Is this the case? Is it ever acceptable for a Christian to practice martial arts? ...
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by on September 2, 2021
By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain Evolution did not sneak up on the Church. It has been aggressively banging on our door for 2,000 years, and even before Christianity, Jews faced similar mythology. Pagans like Greek philosopher Anaximander (610–546 B.C.) taught that human beings originally resembled fish. Democritus (460–370 B.C.) believed that human beings originally spoke unintelligibly, however "gradually they articulated words." Epicurus (341 - 270 B.C.) taught that ...
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By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain What does the Bible mean to you? There is something very wrong with the previous sentence. Two little words change the meaning quite radically. I asked "What does the Bible mean to you?" By adding those two little words, I have effectively given you permission to make up your own beliefs and put them into the Bible. In reality, the Bible means what it says. Therefore, the better question is "what does the Bible mean?" What the Bible mean...
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by on September 2, 2021
By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain Some of the hardest parts of the Bible to deal with are God's seemingly harshest judgements against entire cities, people groups, and, during the flood, even the entire human race save the 8 on the boat. Why were God's judgements so harsh? How can a good God wreak so much destruction upon those who bear His image? ...
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By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain I once heard a story of a man who sought to commit suicide. He believed humanity in general was cruel and self interested, and getting worse by the minute. From here, he made an agreement with himself. If just one person greeted him on the way to the bridge he intended to throw himself from, he would not jump. Just one word saved this man's life: Hi. ...
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By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain Note: This article has a shorter version. Click here if you would like to read that. ...
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By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain In August 2019, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein died in prison, with the official narrative being that it was suicide. Because of some very incriminating evidence he could have given against some very powerful people, many people suspect foul play. Though the trend has largely passed, I still see these memes occasionally, though we are half way through 2021. ...
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by on September 2, 2021
By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain A thing that really disturbs me is when members of the Church reject the existence of mental illness, or believe its effects are easy to nullify. Sufferers are told to just "get over it", or that they're simply claiming it for attention. Some are even told that their suffering is due to a lack of faith, or to some great sin, and even that they're going to Hell. ...
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By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain It's all too easy to brush aliens off as imaginary hogwash. Just another strange fantasy made up by men. Nevertheless, many people in this world believe in aliens, even to the point of forming religious views around them. Therefore, as Christians, we can't afford to just brush them off like they're nothing. It's an issue that we really need to figure out how to deal with. ...
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By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain In my opinion, the penitent thief is the greatest example of salvation. At first, he sinned. We know he sinned, he was human, and of course when we first meet him in scripture, he was being punished for his own sin. Furthermore, it appears that he began by mocking Jesus. Matthew 27:44 tells us the robbers (plural) who were crucified with Him mocked Him, which strongly indicates the penitent thief initially joined in with the mockery. Reg...
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by on September 2, 2021
By Jay Zeke Malakai Originally posted on Bible-Brain Apostates are a very distressing issue for many Christians. How does it reconcile with the doctrine of eternal security? If they can lose their salvation, could I lose mine? And what if they're right? If they could be convinced that Christianity is true, only to later be convinced it isn't, what are the implications for the Christian faith? ...
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