Pentecost – the inner fire

  In the Bible, the Pentecost event is recorded in this way: “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.... Read More

Christ in You, the Hope of Glory

Easter has passed, the eggs are eaten, the holidays are over. Where does that leave us in relation to the crucifixion? We can’t say that Christ Jesus is dead and buried because that is definitely not the case. Jesus’ body was never found, only the cloths he was wrapped in.... Read More

Not I but Christ in me – but how?

“Not I but Christ in me” is one of the highest goals in our spiritual development. Some people think that it is beyond our reach in this lifetime. Others are put off by the religious connotations. Both these responses reveal a misunderstanding of the true nature of these words. What... Read More

What is Blood?

Many religious festivals are overlooked today. We are happy to have holidays for Christmas and Easter even if we have no connection to the reason for the holiday. In many ways an overly zealous church has alienated us from them. However, we do not need to be affiliated with a... Read More

Did Jesus have sex?

One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house, and took his place at table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask... Read More

Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain

When I look closely at the Greek words used in the bible I am constantly surprised to find the hidden meaning. Take, for example, a simple statement like this:  “Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain,” Luke 7:11 In the Greek is says:Καὶ  ἐγένετο  ἐν  τῷ  ἐξῆς  ἐπορεύθη... Read More

Much of Life is Pretence

It really amazes me when I look into the words that are used in a Bible text. On the surface we can easily say that we understand what the words are relaying to us. But when we look at the original words, words that the translators obviously didn’t understand, nor... Read More

We Commit Adultery Everyday

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Mt 5:27 If we apply some basic logic to this text we can only conclude... Read More