By Chad Daugherty

While there are many interesting people mentioned in the Bible, there are also some who are somewhat mysterious. One of those people is Melchizedek. He is first mentioned in Genesis 14:18 where he is described as “King” and “Priest of The Most High God.” He has an interaction with Abraham who is returning from victory in battle over Kedorlaomer and other kings who had aligned with him. Scripture tells us that Abraham gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything he had, then Melchizedek fades from the scripture not to be seen again until the New Testament. 

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By Chad Daugherty

In the book of Matthew Jesus Christ gave His followers a command known as, “The Great Commission” (Matt. 28:18-20). This command instructs everyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior to share the gospel message of Christ with the lost and to disciple them. This command challenges many Christians because they feel uncomfortable approaching strangers or even people they know to start a conversation about God. Many are afraid that if they present the message of Christ to someone, they may be confronted with anger or possibly lose a friend. Therefore, many Christians never lead people to Christ for salvation.

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By Chad Daugherty

The prophet Joel spoke about the power of God in believer’s lives in the last days:

28 “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29 Even on my servants, both men, and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. (Joel 2:28–29)

God gave this prophetic word because He knows that our spiritual battle against Satan is real. The only way we can have victory is through Jesus Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. We see God’s power through the Holy Spirit at work through the disciples. As the disciples preached the gospel message of Jesus Christ, we read in scripture where they healed the sick (Acts 19:11-12), healed the lame (Acts 3:6-8), cast out demons (Acts 10:17), and even raised the dead (Acts 9:32-43). Many question whether God’s power through the Holy Spirit is still available to believers today. However, Joel’s prophecy makes clear that it is. Even the Apostle Peter confirmed it on the day of Pentecost:

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By Chad Daugherty

Many people dismiss the Bible as an unreliable history book at best. They say the interpretation of the scriptures throughout the years have corrupted in the interpretation process and therefore they cannot be relied upon. Some say the Bible is made up of stories by ancient mankind who needed something to believe in and to worship because true enlightenment had not yet come. There are many other arguments given as well. These arguments can be addressed by answering two questions: Are the Bible documents reliable? Can scripture be verified? In this article I will address these two questions and investigate the overwhelming evidence that proves the Bible to be the accurate and inspired word of God to mankind.

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By Chad Daugherty

For many people Islam and conversion from Islam is a mystery. An opinion held by many is that getting a Muslim to turn away from Islam and convert to Christianity is almost impossible, so why even try? The truth is Muslims are like everyone else. They are lost and need Jesus in their life. Muslims are very open to receiving Jesus as their savior, but it all depends on understanding their beliefs and culture. You can reach Muslims for Christ when you take time to prepare. I am going to cover three areas where Muslims face social pressures if they convert from Islam to Christianity. Understanding these challenges will take some of the mystery out of Islam and help you take the next step to better understand their culture so you can evangelize Muslims with more confidence.

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By Chad Daugherty

Other than Jesus’s death and resurrection, the Jewish people and nation are the most important aspect of history. Jesus Himself said, “salvation is from the Jews” (John 4:22). God chose the Jewish people to bring redemption to the world through His son Jesus Christ, and yet the Jewish religious system is misunderstood by most people. What is the difference between the temple and the synagogue? What is the difference between the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the scribes? Let us look at these questions.

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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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