I was so excited to have Bible study via Skype with my Grandpa. He has wanted to study Jonah for a while but scheduling a time between my parents, my husband and I, and him was hard. This year, we all have Wednesday nights available. Praise the Lord, we started chapter one last night. I … More Jonah – Chapter 1
So my studies took a different turn. I set out to discover whether “Easter” had its roots in paganism. There is so much to sift through, and so many varying opinions, with very few facts. I will be honest, I was getting discouraged. Is Easter from Ishtar? Is it a worship of a false goddess/messiah? … More Easter – Pagan? or Something Else?
I want to do a quick recap of Gehenna in the Old Testament (you can read my full post here). The Valley of the Son of Hinnom (or Tophet) is located right outside Jerusalem. This valley became a place of false worship for the tribe of Judah, where they sacrificed their children by fire to … More Gehenna – New Testament, Part 1
Today I am finally going to tackle the subject of Gehenna. Also known in the Old testament as the Valley of the son of Hinnom, Gehinnom, or Tophet and rendered “Hell” or “Hell fire” in many translations. Bear with me, there is a lot to cover and I still have a lot to learn. I … More Gehenna – Old Testament
I learned something new the other day. Ever since discovering that many of the words translated as “Hell, Hades, etc” are actually not correct (see my other post on He Descended into Hell), I have been trying to dig deeper into the other words associated with the idea of “Hell.” How many of you have heard … More Fire and Brimstone
My eldest son was gifted swimming lessons for his birthday from my mom. We grew up around the lake and had lessons every year. She wanted to carry on the tradition (and make sure he knew how to swim for the many adventures to come while visiting Gramama). At one of these lessons, another mom … More Modern Tower of Babel
One day after church my husband asked why we say that Jesus “descended into Hell” in the Apostles Creed. We recite this creed every Sunday, and I never gave it much thought. I didn’t know the answer. He talked with his mom about it as well. She told a co-worker, who then wrote up a … More He Descended into Hell