Posts by Leland King

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Calm Down, Tough Guy!

by Leland King

Hebrews 4:13 “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” Ole tough-guy is at is again. Word is out he is at a store and sees the owner of a local deli. “I got the […]

What’s Your Egypt?

by Leland King

Assyria was one of the major word empires of the ancient world. Located northeast of Israel in what we know today as northern Iraq, Assyria was at its height during a difficult time in Israel’s history, a time of division and mistrust. Civil war had cut the nation in half with ten tribes in the […]

Is Self Defense a Christian Option?

by Leland King

The short answer is, ‘yes.’ To prove this, we have to look at a few topics that tie together. I. The Sanctity of Human Life Both the Old and New Testament teach that human life is given to us by God and we are to protect that life. Paul shows that our own life has […]

Who Are We To Judge?

by Leland King

I am a believer in God and a Christian, so these words reflect my own faith in God.  I use the Bible in this article to demonstrate my beliefs.  In recent days we have heard the word “judge” thrown around quite a bit.  To frustration or elation with Supreme Court judges, to accusations of people over […]

You Gotta THINK! (Why do churches die?)

by Leland King

We hear of how some churches in recent years have been losing numbers, or not growing like they once did. Everyone wants to throw in their idea about why this is happening.  Many believe it is because people aren’t being true to God’s Word like they used to be years ago.  Some will blame people […]

Why are there so many different translations of the Bible?

by Leland King

The starting point in answering this question is the fact that not many of us speak Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic. Any translation can only be as perfect as the original languages from which it was translated. In the attempt to translate from one language to another, decisions must be made which affect the outcome. How […]

Today’s Athenians (Acts 17 revisited)

by Leland King

To all modern Epicureans and Stoics…   “Men and women of Postmodern America, I perceive that in every way you are interested in the spiritual realm. I can tell that in many ways you have a fascination and a longing for something higher than yourselves.  For as I passed along and listened to your music and watched your […]

Habakkuk

by Leland King

Habakkuk was a prophet to the Southern Kingdom, although we know nothing of his home or call to ministry.  Nothing is known about him except what we find in this prophecy.  The context of his prophecy seems to be during the time period shortly before the Southern Kingdom was taken into Babylonian captivity. Habakkuk is […]