In last week's essay, we considered that most of us know less than we think we know, that we carry around a lot of misconceptions, and that we have little idea about what it is like to be blind. ...
The goings-on in this world constantly remind me why a certain quotation from the late novelist Michael Crichton, author of The Andromeda Strain, Timeline, The Great Train Robbery, State of Fear, and many other bestselling books, resonates so much. ...
Because of the culture of deception fostered by Satan and his children, we must develop discernment to tell the difference between truth and falsehood.
Hezbollah has been successful in its public-relations coup because it set Israel up under a set of parameters for victory that no nation could accomplish.
Spiritual discernment is a gift from God, enabling us to judge between good and evil, comparing things with God's Word to see if they align with His standards.
Martin Collins, highlighting examples of political correctness, the use of inclusive diction and the disuse of "sexist" language (e.g., police officer instead of policeman), warns of Microsoft's new AI-based software ("Ideas in Word") d. . .
John Ritenbaugh, continuing his exposition on Ecclesiastes, focuses on three interrelated terms: paradox (something contrary to expectation), conundrum (a riddle), and wisdom (skill in arts, such as Bezalel and Oholiab who were gifted in a specific skill&m. . .
John Ritenbaugh debunks the foolish notion that it does not matter what we wear if our heart is right on the inside. Our clothing as well as our outward conduct must match what is going on in our inner heart or being. Our clothing, often symbolizing righte. . .
Unless we acknowledge God's sovereign authority in our lives, following through with the things we learn from scripture, we, like atheists, will not see God.
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that if God had accepted the calendar for 1600 years, it would be presumptuous for one living at the end of days to call it flawed. This calendar issue had surfaced during the tenure of Herbert W. Armstrong's apostleship and was . . .
Joe Baity, drawing an analogy from the function of the camera lens to enable light rays to converge at a specific point, suggests that many spiritual parallels exist. Psalm 91:14-16 (ISV) states that God has focused His love on us, encouraging a reciprocal. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, continuing the exciting saga of captain John 'Blackjack" Geary in Jack Campbell's futuristic science fiction novel The Lost Fleet, points out that the larger than life propaganda image of captain Geary did not correspond to the fal. . .
John Ritenbaugh, continuing the perennial "Handwriting on the Wall" theme from prior Feasts, suggests that as we mature, our ability to judge should exponentially increase even though perceiving reality is difficult. As we search for the truth, w. . .
Mark Schindler, cuing in on a theme in a previous sermonette titled Perception is Reality, suggests that the further away perception is from truth, the more dangerous become the consequences. The debacle of Enron and the disastrous Bernie Madoff ponzie sch. . .
The brain is unquestionably the most complex organ of the human body. It is also the most important ...
Richard Ritenbaugh reflects that, with the deliberate disinformation explosion in the information age, it is getting harder to distinguish truth from error. Scientific truth is established on rigor and testing. In matters of theology, only God's revealed W. . .
What is the difference between reputation and character? Which is more important? Ultimately, our character should be the foundation of our reputation.
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