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Two Trees in a Garden

by Leland King

  What is so important about those two trees we find mentioned in the Garden of Eden? The tree of life, and the tree of knowledge were both accessible to Adam and Eve when they walked in the Garden with God. Of the tree of life they could eat freely. Of the tree of knowledge […]

The Law of ‘Basically Good People’

by Leland King

This post is for anyone who believes that God will accept you into eternal bliss because you are “basically a good person.” I can’t think of many people who wouldn’t want to be in heaven and live in a world of no trouble and strife after they die. Perhaps the exception would be those who […]

Happiness on a Bumpy Field

by Leland King

I once got involved in trying to help a man improve the condition of his life. He and his family lived in the squalor of a dismal situation brought about by his own lifestyle choices. He fell into a substantial inheritance and used it to purchase a decent home. Conditions were right for him to […]

The Age of Accountability

by Leland King

The question of when a child is ready to commit their life to Christ is one which must be answered by each individual.  There is no clear cut standard, but I hope to give some helpful thoughts here.  I have always wondered how Jesus acted growing up.  I know he was sinless, but does that mean […]

Lessons From Babel

by Leland King

Let’s revisit a popular children’s Bible Story, the story of the Tower of Babel found in Genesis 11:1-9. I believe you will find that there are some deeper lessons to be found here that are more for adults than kids. Let’s set the stage: The descendants of Noah all spoke a single language. As they increased […]

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 […]

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 man 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 […]