Entries by Bud Hancock

What is ‘Soul Prosperity’?

“The elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth” — 3 John:1-2 KJV A very short English 101 lesson here: the word “as” in this passage does not appear in the original Greek […]

Weighed In The Balance

All the vessels used for the worship of YAHWEH in the Jewish temple in Jerusalem were special, having been designed by God with strict specifications, crafted by the very best skilled craftsmen and then consecrated for His worship. As such, only certain people, namely the Jewish priests, were ever allowed to touch these vessels. However, […]

Choose Your Weapons Carefully

Armies are known by the weapons they deploy, which are sometimes used exclusively by them and not by other armies.  For example, the Soviet/Russian army has used the AK 47 assault rifle since shortly after the day it was invented in 1947.  Armies are also known by their armored weapons, e.g., the American Sherman tank, […]

What Does God’s Judgment Look Like?

God, The Rewarder One meme I heard a long time ago, likely from a song or poem, is: “God’s in His heaven, all’s right with the world”.  This is at best, a ‘half-truth’.  Yes, God is in His heaven (plus everywhere else in the universe), but all is definitely NOT right with the world. Likely […]

Faith – Why Is It Important?

Introduction There is a battle constantly raging in the mental realm, a battle that if lost, can claim the soul of the combatant.  The battle is between Good (God/faith) and evil (Satan/fear).  Just as God and Satan are diametrically opposing forces, so faith and fear have never been able to exist together without a fight […]

What Did You Do With The Gift?

Christmas is one of the most popular, and busy, holiday seasons on earth.  People are planning special dinners and family get-togethers, shopping for last-minute gifts, putting the final touches on decorations and doing almost everything except remembering what the holiday is truly about.  I have no problem with all the various activities mentioned, and I […]

Absolute Truth

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.” — George Washington, to Charles M. Thruston, August 10, 1794 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the […]

Evil MUST Be Resisted

Throughout the known history of the world, there have been nearly constant military confrontations.  The reason for some of them is easily seen, with one hostile force openly attacking another, a situation that in most cases demands a response from the attacked.  In other cases, there have been hostilities, intrigues and covert actions between forces […]