By Chad Daugherty

People are intrigued to know why people act the way they do, why cultures around the world are so different, and what causes these people to have such drastic differences. These types of questions have led to the scientific study of social interaction known as “Sociology”. Sociology is a blessing in gaining understanding of human behavior, but the process of socialization defined in Sociology can also be used by satan for evil. Let us take a look at how satan uses socialization to influence people and societies into deviant behavior.

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By Chad Daugherty

Is music important to God? It is a question that is debatable to some people. There are some people that feel there is no reason to sing songs to a deity that you cannot see. Even if you do, does He listen? In fact, there are some denominations that prohibit the use of musical instruments and only allow singing in cappella. Though some may debate this subject, I believe it is clear that music is important to God and the reason why is clearly demonstrated in the Bible.

Did you know there are at least 185 songs in the Bible? Battles, coronations, funerals, cities being sacked, and seas splitting up—you can find songs in the Bible for all kinds of occasions. Granted, 150 of these songs are in the book of Psalms, which actually is a songbook written by many Israelite leaders over the centuries. Six more of these songs come from the other two songbooks of the Bible: Song of Solomon and Lamentations. Also, you can find approximately 35 more songs, chants, dirges, and hymns scattered across the Old and New Testaments.

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God’s Hand in The Stages of Life

Posted: October 13, 2020 in Prophecy
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by Chad Daugherty

When we look at how God made creation, we can see that He is very orderly in everything He does. Each day of creation had its specific things that God had set for that day in order for the perfect creation to be completed by the last day. Scripture teaches us that God creates us in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). When we consider the detail and order in how God brought about creation, it becomes even more prevalent when we consider how He creates mankind. God has a created order that begins at conception and carries on in our life’s until death. He never stops working in us.

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God Revealed in Math

Posted: July 11, 2020 in Religion
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By Chad Daugherty

You have probably had an experience where you see something beautiful in nature or had a life experience and you immediately see God in it. Have you ever seen God in Algebra? I have. Recently, I took a College Algebra course. Needless to say, I felt like my head was going to explode! I spent hours upon hours working equations and trying to solve what seemed liked endless problems, but in the end I learned Algebra and more about God.

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godandscience

by Chad Daugherty

If you have ever looked deep into the sky on a beautiful starry night, then you were probably amazed at the immensity of our universe. There are over 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe. There are approximately 100 thousand million stars in the Milky Way alone. When all this is taken into consideration, it makes one wonder: How did all this come into being? It is a question that scientist and mankind have sought to answer throughout history. There are two main theories which I will discuss. One of them reveals that the answer was given at the dawn of time.

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The Son of God on his throne with his angels Matthew 25:31

By Chad Daugherty

Matthew 7:22–23 (NIV)
22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and, in your name, perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

It’s interesting that in this scripture Jesus is addressing people who claimed to have done good works for Him, but Jesus says that he never knew them. Many people think they are on their way to Heaven because they do good things (serving in food kitchens, helping neighbors, giving to the poor, etc). While these are all good things, they will not get you into Heaven. These people also claim to know Jesus, thus the good works, but they are still lost. Even the demons know Jesus is real, but they are not saved. (Mark 1:21-27) So then, what does it take to be saved? Salvation is a free gift from God. There is nothing you need do except receive it through Jesus Christ by placing your faith and trust in Him. There are five identifying characteristics of someone who has truly embraced Jesus into their hearts. They are:

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Jesus

By Chad Daugherty

Imagine yourself back in time, as a Jew, approximately 2,000 years ago. You have traveled a long distance to reach Jerusalem and now you have arrived. The city has exploded in size due to people who have come to celebrate the Passover Feast. The city is bustling as you make your way along the dusty streets. You look up and are filled with awe as you see the temple and all the priest preparing for Passover. As you look around and see all the lambs that will be used for the sacrifices, you clearly remember what Jesus taught about Himself before He was crucified. Sadness fills your heart as you look at all the people who haven’t embraced the reality that Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. You realize it is a fact the Jewish people should be aware of. God pointed to the death, resurrection, and return of Christ through the Passover Feast, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the Feast of Trumpets. Jesus is clearly reflected in Jewish culture through the Holy feast celebrations and His teachings confirmed this truth.

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Daniel

By Lesli White

If you’re wondering if God speaks to us through dreams and visions, the answer is yes. The Bible tells us, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions” (Joel 2:28). God actively speaks to us through them and these can have scriptural meaning. If you’re looking to better understand how God speaks to us through dreams and visions, here are six ways God uses these messages to reveal His purpose for your life. Pay attention to what He is telling you. He may be speaking to you right now and you don’t even know it. When we understand what God is saying to us, we can communicate with Him in a new way and also live in His purpose.

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Foreshadowing Jesus

Posted: February 17, 2016 in Prophecy
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by Britt Gillette

Long before Jesus was born in Bethlehem, His arrival was announced in the Old Testament. In fact, Jesus Himself said, “You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!” John 5:39 (NLT). He also said everything written about Himself in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled (Luke 24:44).

When you study the books of the Old Testament – books written hundreds of years before Jesus – you’ll find this to be true. You’ll find detailed and specific prophecies concerning the arrival of a Messiah, and you’ll find all of them were fulfilled in the life of Jesus. These prophecies alone verify the identity of Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah.

But bible prophecy isn’t the only way you’ll find the name of Jesus glorified in the Old Testament. Its stories, rituals, and miracles also point to His life, death, and resurrection. In fact, if you read through the Old Testament, you’ll find Jesus everywhere. Don’t believe me? Then let’s take a look at just a few examples – Abraham’s near sacrifice of Isaac, the story of Jonah, the Passover lamb, and the spring feasts.

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by Chad Daugherty

On Sept 16, 1620 two ships set sail from Plymouth England, The Speedwell and the Mayflower. The Speedwell encountered much difficulty as they began their journey springing many leaks in the ship. So when the two ships went to Port in Plymouth England, the Speedwell decided to go no further. 42 passengers from the Speedwell joined the 60 passengers and 30 crew members aboard the Mayflower. Of the 102 passengers on board the Mayflower the majority were devout Christians. They were coming to America to shake lose from the bonds of the church of England so they could worship God as they believed scriptures taught. With great excitement and expectations they set sail for a new land.

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