But…the Numbers Are Different! Did Jacob Go to Egypt with 70 or 75: Making Sense of Differing Biblical Records

Introduction The account of Joseph, and his rise to power in Egypt stands as one of the most exciting accounts in Scripture of the exaltation of the humble. He went from the throws of slavery to the heights of an empire by the mighty working of God. Jacob’s reuniting with the son he thought dead … Continue reading But…the Numbers Are Different! Did Jacob Go to Egypt with 70 or 75: Making Sense of Differing Biblical Records

Cremation or Burial – The Christian Way

From time to time I am asked whether it is ok for someone to be cremated when they die. In our day, the cost of burial is often exorbitant, and many families choose cremation to offset some of the cost of burying.The Bible does not speak about cremation directly. In the Old Testament several verses … Continue reading Cremation or Burial – The Christian Way

Self-Defense to the Death

Introduction In the news recently, a Florida man, having been shoved to the ground, pulled out a gun and shot the person who shoved him, killing him. I do not condone violence, and the shoving shouldn’t have happened. Sometimes, however, situations escalate, and self-defense is necessary. Can a person, however, go too far in defending … Continue reading Self-Defense to the Death