Did Jesus or The New Testament Authors Quote from The Apocryphal Books?

Judith kills Holofernes (Book of Judith 13), published in 1877

Update: This article was not intended to be a full-throated defense of the canonization of the apocryphal books because I do not personally believe that the entire collection should be canonized. However, due to the content of this post and the reason why most people are reading this, I will be addressing canonicity in the … Read more

Canonical List of Pastors & Teachers With Fake Doctorates

Fake Doctor of Divinity

Introduction I previously created a short-list of televangelists who had fake degrees and at the time of creation I assumed that the televangelists were some of the few pastors who had fake degrees. Since then I’ve learned that the problem of fake doctorates is not a small phenomenon in the Christian world. In fact, I … Read more

Exegetical Study of Amos 9:1-15 [The Destruction and Restoration of Israel]

Prophet Amos, old Russian Orthodox icon

Amos 9:1-15 (NRSV) Note: All quoted passages in paper will be from the NASB 1a I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said: 1b Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of all the people; 1c and those who are left I will kill with the … Read more

Scam Alert: Manasseh Jordan Posing as “Saint Mary’s Prayer Center Ministry”

Call now for expensive prayer from Manasseh Jordan

It seems like there is a never-ending stream of new and old swindling tricks being played to cheat people out of their money. In many cases, these are Christians who earnestly believe they are giving to a good cause. In other cases, they are just being swindled. A new swindling is now upon us and … Read more

Are Faith Seed Offerings Biblical?

Mike Murdock Faith Seed

No doubt, most viewers of religious programming have seen a mega pastor or televangelist encourage a viewer or church member to donate a specific sum of money. The general idea is that the person should step out in faith and “plant” a faith seed….typically to that particular church or pastor. For reference here are a … Read more