Karina’s Thoughts: Encouraging and Inspiring

KARINA’S THOUGHTS: ENCOURAGING AND INSPIRING THROUGH GOD’S WORD MEANINGFUL LIFE UNDER THE HEAVENS (guest post) Centuries ago, a wise teacher conveyed his reflection on the meaning of life.  In his writings classified as wisdom literature, the Teacher said, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time … Continue reading Karina’s Thoughts: Encouraging and Inspiring

The Wheat and the Tares Pt. 4 Offense v. Defense

PART IV: OFFENSE VS. DEFENSE Has it ever occurred to you how abjectly bitter the enemy is that he is no longer in Heaven? In his former splendor he was likely the highest angel in Heaven and the most beautiful and powerful (Isaiah 14: 12-15; Ezekiel 28: 12-19). He was “the model of perfection, full … Continue reading The Wheat and the Tares Pt. 4 Offense v. Defense

The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares Part 3

FUNDAMENTALS OF DISCERNING DECEPTION THE FIRST DECEPTION Genesis 3 contains the foundational truths of discerning deception. The Garden of Eden was a perfect religious setting; and into this perfect religious setting came deception. The relationship between God and the man and woman was so close that He “walked in the garden in the cool of … Continue reading The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares Part 3

The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares Part 2

REAL OR COUNTERFEIT? HOW CAN WE TELL?  As we have seen,  one of Jesus’ major points in the parable of  the wheat and the tares is to alert us to counterfeits: those teachings and people that look so good and true on the surface, but are full of falsehood underneath. False teachings would be easy … Continue reading The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares Part 2