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  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Friday, January 23
    Psalm 82 lays the foundation for mission work
    Today’s bible study is Psalm 82:3-4: Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.The psalms are among the most beautiful...
  • There must be no contention among religions
    Since when did religion become a bad word?
    The New Message from God is a religious movement based upon the revelations of Marshall Vian Summers, considered by practitioners to be a Messenger from God. The following is a revelation given to Marshall Vian Summers onJuly 20, 2009, inAntakya,...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Thursday, January 22
    Have your treasures been smashed or stolen?
    Today’s bible study is from the Gospel of Matthew 6:19-21: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and...
  • Clouds
    Who is Allah?
    The Arabic word for God (i.e. Allah) is formed by adding the word for "the" (Al-) to the word for "God/God" (ilah). So the Arabic word "Allah" is not a name, but literally means "The God" or "The One...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Wednesday, January 21
    Paul writes of one body with many members
    Today’s bible study is 1 Corinthians 12:12-14: Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body-whether Jews or Gentiles,...
  • Boko Haram
    On religious violence
    Some human beings are violent. Some are religious. Some are one or the other. Some are both. Some are neither.The world is full of people who are just plain violent. That’s how they are, usually from some bad mix of nature and nurture....
  • Why God Didn't Love the World: 10 Examples of Actions Speaking Louder than Words
    Why God Didn't Love the World: 10 Examples of Actions Speaking Louder than Words
    The Bible is many things: an instruction manual for believers, a history of the struggles and conquests of God's chosen people, but most of all, it is an autobiography of God's actions which was purportedly divinely inspired and revealed...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Tuesday, January 20
    God will reward our secret prayers
    Today’s bible study is from the Gospel of Mathew 6:6: When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward youThis is one of the most familiar...
  • Spirit - The Essence of Being
    Spirit - The Essence of Being
    Most of us see and hear the words spiritual and religious used interchangeably these days, from news reports to social media site posts to books. But, as most of us know, they have very different meanings. The word spiritual is defined as &lsquo...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Monday, January 19
    Neither angels nor demons can separate us from the love of God
    Today’s bible study is Romans 8:38-39: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able...
  • Rock and Roll religion
    Rock and roll religion
    Among the more intriguing views espoused concerning religion, is that which has come from the culture of rock and roll through the years. With the understanding that the term “rock and roll” incorporates what many call “pop music...
  • Separation of church and state affects Gideons in Enid, Ok.
    Separation of church and state affects Gideons in Enid, Ok.
    On Dec. 11, 2014 the Gideons prepared to distribute Bibles at Longfellow Jr. High School. The principal explained to them they could not come on the premises due to the separation of church and state. It is important to realize that the principal...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Friday, January 16
    The religion of some is worthless
    Today’s bible study is James 1:26: Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.This is a disconcerting verse since many of us, as Christians,...
  • Duke University chooses unity over Muslim call to prayer
    Duke University chooses unity over Muslim call to prayer
    Ahead of Friday's planned start to a three minute call-to prayer to be aired at Duke University, Duke announced today they have reversed their decision. The call-to-prayer was an effort to accommodate 700 out of 15,000 students including 6,500...
  • Pope Francis
    The Pope calls to silence free speech, says you can't 'insult' religion
    New Pope same as the old Pope. Despite splitting from the more traditional positions of the Catholic Church on same-sex marriage and issues of science, Pope Francis put his cards on the table on where he stands on the recent murder of 12...