Coming revision of NIV may be good, may not be

I just saw an article that the very popular New International Version (NIV) will be revised. Based on the article, the translating committee recogized some of the problems that arose from the TNIV which opened a virtual hornet's nest of heated debate. Will a new, updated NIV be acceptable? It…

God's Christmas Present for You

I'll allow the Holy Spirit to tell the story through Scripture. Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone was on his way…

Media: 'Christians are fair game, but Muslims are sacred'

I noticed a story about various newspapers refusing to print a recent "Opus" comic strip because it poked fun at radical Islam. See the controversial comic here. According to the FoxNews.com story, this same comic strip series poked fun at the late Jerry Falwell "without incident one week ago." Allow…

Rapture: Four basic questions

When the topic of the rapture comes up in conversation, certain questions get asked regularly. Is the rapture real? When will it happen? Who will be raptured? Will children be included? These questions will be briefly addressed in this article. Is the rapture real? Matthew 24:30-31, Mark 13:26-27, Luke 17:34-35…

Erin born today; Happy Birthday!

Congratulations to my brother-in-law and sister, Ryan and Michelle, on the birth of daughter, Erin Leigh. Erin Leigh 6 lbs. 9 oz., 18 3/4 in. long I offer to you the Aaronic blessing and ask God to fulfill it in your lives. "The LORD bless you, and keep you; the…

Blog's new name: Salvation's Call

The John Rothra Ministries blog has undergone a name change to better reflect the purpose of the ministry. The name was "From the Pastor's Desk." The new name is "Salvation's Call" based on Romans 10:13. For "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED." - Rom…

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