While so many of us cling to the Apostle Paul's example and teaching, others are repelled by him and label him as a self-contradicting, hypocritical deceiver. Who is right?
Jesus’ character and the way he lived offers excellent examples of ways we can copy him. We can do this by doing our best to live peacefully with others, study the scriptures, be gentle and humble, trust God, help others, resist Satan’s attacks, and always obey God. Have your youngsters watch this short animated video Part 2 to learn about the ways they can be more like Jesus.
Generally, Satanists don’t worship Satan or even believe he exists. So, how do you build a belief system around what is not real? In a recent podcast we talked about Anton LaVey creating “Satanism” in 1966 by establishing “The Church of Satan”. He was not promoting the worship of Satan but instead promoted the personal application of what he saw Satan stands for. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
Could you be cursed by God? In a recent podcast we looked into the Biblical history of God’s curses, beginning with Adam, Eve and their disobedience. God DID curse Satan who, in serpent form was relegated to the dust of the ground. God did NOT curse Adam or Eve, but he did punish them. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
If we define a ghost as a dead person who has come back to life to communicate with the living, the answer is no. There are, however, evil spirits, or fallen angels, who work with Satan trying to encourage mankind to do evil things. For more on this subject, watch this short video designed for children.
This is one of the few parables where Jesus interpreted the metaphors that he used. The parable is about the process of the development of the true church after Jesus and the apostles died. He warned us we would have to stay faithful in an environment of religious corruption and hypocrisy until a future separation work would bring to light truth and error. Watch this short video to learn more about the parable.
Never! As God’s only son, he was perfect and never made any mistakes. He was kind and humble. He didn’t brag about himself or his accomplishments. He didn’t bully anybody or make fun of anyone. He loved ALL people, and performed many miracles to help others. This short animated video explains more.
The Bible warns us to stay away from witchcraft, fortune tellers, and anything associated with such things, like ouija boards, tarot cards, and horoscopes. These are known as “occult” practices, and they are evil in the sight of God. For more, watch this short animated video for kids.