The Witch of Endor’s Nature

At the end of their encounter with Samuel, the witch moves to comfort Saul.  She wasn’t, by human standards, evil.  What we see is a woman that, despite having fear of Saul in the beginning, does nothing to show malice towards him. Saul, by God’s earlier command, ordered all witches to be executed.  He promisesContinue reading “The Witch of Endor’s Nature”

So You Want to Talk With the Dead…

The story of Saul and the Witch of Endor played a significant role in my coming to terms with the difference between what God calls evil, and what Man calls evil.   After my encounter with an Angel who revealed to me that even though I would be set for life as a Pagan, ifContinue reading “So You Want to Talk With the Dead…”

Can you be a Christian and still be possessed by a Demon?

Questions like these intrigue me.  Although the answer is “no”, it doesn’t focus enough on the qualifying statement that one must be Christian to be immune.  Luke 11:17-26“Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you sayContinue reading “Can you be a Christian and still be possessed by a Demon?”

The Christian Vote?

There is a full month before the American Elections…and I still don’t have a clue what I’m going to write down for my Presidential candidate.  Yeah, that’s right, I’m going to do a write-in.  But my vote isn’t really the topic today.  It’s the Christian Vote that I want to discuss. I can understand theContinue reading “The Christian Vote?”

Judith: Keep it? Or Axe it?

This is a hard one for me.  If we based this purely on the historical evidence, Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon, which ruled Southern Mesopotamia; while Assyria was over Northern Mesopotamia.  There are other historical inaccuracies that scholars have pinpointed, and as such this is more than likely akin to a story not unlikeContinue reading “Judith: Keep it? Or Axe it?”

Exploring Judith (Ch.13-16)

In Chapter 13, Judith manages to get into Holofernes bedchamber and says a silent prayer to God. Judith 13:4O Lord God of all power, look at this present upon the works of mine hands for the exaltation of Jerusalem. For now is the time to help your inheritance, and to execute your enterprizes to theContinue reading “Exploring Judith (Ch.13-16)”

Exploring Judith (Ch.10-11)

In Chapter 10, Judith, in all her beauty, approaches the camp of Holofernes and gets them to bring her into Holofernes tent.  It’s not even that crafty how she manages to accomplish this, it just happens.  It’s possible the story is brief, but if it’s really how things went down…maybe God really did get herContinue reading “Exploring Judith (Ch.10-11)”

Exploring Judith (Ch. 8-9)

Chapter 8 is where the story really begins.  Judith is a widow who is constantly fasting, and apparently has a good reputation for being a wise woman.  So she pulls the elders aside and admonishes them for making a pact with the governor- either God saves us, or we surrender when God doesn’t, and theyContinue reading “Exploring Judith (Ch. 8-9)”

Exploring Judith (Ch. 5-7)

Chapter 5 recounts the story of the Israelites from Abraham until the time of this story.  The servant which summarizes the Israelites’ life draws a conclusion at the end for his master to consider. Chapter 5:17-21  And whilst they sinned not before their God, they prospered, because the God that hates iniquity was with them. Continue reading “Exploring Judith (Ch. 5-7)”