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Manna Minutes Podcast: Eye-opening Bible study in less than five minutes! Access all episodes here.

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El podcast Manna Minutes: ¡Estudio bíblico que nos hace abrir los ojos en menos de cinco minutos! Acceda a todos los episodios aquí.

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Manna Minutes Podcast Auf Deutsch: Augenöffnendes Bibelstudium in weniger als fünf Minuten! Alle Episoden finden Sie hier.

Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Of God? Or Is It Evil?

Did you know the Word of God (the Christian Bible) speaks directly against what governments are doing with Covid-19 vaccine mandates? Get the facts here

¿Viene de Dios el mandato de vacuna contra el Covid-19? O ¿acaso es malo?

¿Sabía que la Palabra de Dios (la Biblia cristiana) condena de manera directa lo que los gobiernos están haciendo a través de los mandatos de vacuna contra el Covid-19? Obtenga los hechos aquí.


The Third Man by Angela Sheffield

Was There A Curse On Helen's Romantic Life?

The Third Man by Angela Sheffield is based on a true story. Read chapter one now!

Should A Christian Practice Yoga Or Pilates? The Shocking Truth

Perhaps you practice yoga for health reasons, or to reduce stress. But, do you really know the diabolical goal of any form or style of yoga, including pilates? Get your answers here

La verdad espeluznante sobre el yoga revelada por la Biblia cristiana

Quizás practiques yoga por motivos de salud o para reducir el estrés. Pero, ¿realmente conoces el objetivo diabólico de cualquier forma o estilo de yoga, incluido el pilates? Obten tus respuestas aquí.

Communicating With The Dead: Learn The Shocking Truth

The spirit you think is mom, dad, or some other loved one from beyond the grave is NOT your loved one. But, what about the "proof" that the living can indeed talk to the dead? Let God's Word open your eyes to a deception that is pure evil. Read Spirits Of The Deceased

Comunicarse con los muertos: La impactante verdad

El espíritu que parece ser tu madre, padre o algún otro ser querido tuyo desde el más allá NO es tu ser querido. Pero, ¿qué hay de "la prueba" de que los vivos pueden comunicarse con los muertos? Permite que la Palabra de Dios te abra los ojos para que veas el engaño que es de la maldad pura. Te invitamos a leer ¿Están los muertos entre los vivos?

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Capital Punishment Is Sanctioned By The Bible

Christians and believers in the Bible, the Word of God calls for the death penalty for first degree murder, rape, and other acts of violence. The Bible tells us to behold the goodness AND the severity of God whose Word--including in the New Testament--does NOT speak against capital punishment Read the scriptural proof now.

La Biblia sanciona la pena capital

Cristianos y creyentes en la Biblia, la Palabra de Dios pide la pena de muerte para el asesinato en primer grado, la violación y otros actos de violencia. La Biblia nos dice que contemplemos la bondad Y la severidad de Dios, cuya Palabra -incluso en el Nuevo Testamento- NO habla en contra de la pena capital. Lea ahora la prueba bíblica.

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Teofila Gottfried book

¿Qué tiene que ver conmigo? por Teófila Gottfried

Lo que leemos en la Biblia tiene que ver con todos los seres humanos, sean cristianos o judíos, ateos o agnósticos, budistas, musulmanes o adherentes a alguna de las filosofías o nuevas religiones que surgen en el mundo. ¿Por qué? Ver mayor información sobre este interesante libro.

Do Christians Need a College Education to Understand and Teach the Bible?


The answer to the question of whether Christians should get or even need a college education tends to be influenced by the educational level of the individual responding. Those who answer in the negative tend neither to hold a college degree themselves nor to be promoters of pursuing any higher education at any school. Those who answer in the affirmative usually include graduates of secular and Christian schools. I myself hold an Associates degree in the area of Computer Science from a secular college and am ordained in ministry. Obviously, I'm a supporter of those who choose to pursue higher education. However, I also support the people who choose to be self-taught.

I remember a pastor of a small congregation recounting the time in his childhood when his engagement in a game of shooting marbles landed him a whipping by his father who was a pastor. What had the boy done wrong in playing marbles? Had he committed some sin? Sadly, his father believed he had and responded with punishment. The father had read one or all of the scriptures of I John 3:13 and St. John 3:7, 5:28 which all contain the words "marvel not". As ludicrous as it may seem, the boy's father, not being fully literate, confused "marvel" with "marble" and erroneously concluded that to shoot marbles was to sin.

The boy grew up to pastor a church. Although he was completely literate, he neither receive a quality high school education nor attended college. While he didn't make the mistakes his father made, nevertheless, he was ill equipped to pastor a church with very limited understanding of the Bible. Does this prove that Christians need a college education to understand and teach the Bible or to pastor a church? Does the Bible offer any counsel on the question? Of course it does.

God called people of all walks of life to be His servants. Some were educated, others were not. It's believed that God's servant Moses authored the first 5 books of the Old Testament. He certainly would have received the finest education having been raised by the daughter of the Pharaoh of Egypt and we know that the Egyptians had a writing system, hieroglyphics. The scripture of Acts 7:20-22 confirms this as it says, "In which time Moses was born and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months. And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son. And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds."

Luke, one of Jesus' apostles was a physician (Col. 4:14). Nevertheless, we are informed that Peter and John, also apostles, were not educated, at least not in the beginning of their ministry. The scripture of Acts 4:13 reads, "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled and they took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus." And how much education could the prophet John the Baptist have had having spent his life in the wilderness? Not much.

Obviously, a college education is not needed or required to be used by God whose word declares that, "...Not many wise men after the flesh (educated by the world), not many mighty, not many noble are called. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. And base (lowly) things of the world and things which are despised (held in low esteem) hath God chosen. Yea, and things which are not to bring to nought things that are, that no flesh (man) should glory in his presence" (I Cor. 1:26-29).

Anyone who thinks that his or her college degree in any subject, including seminary training, gives him comprehension of the Bible and the things of God fools himself. Likewise, anyone that thinks he can comprehend the Bible and the things of God while neglecting to get understanding also fools himself. The scenario with the pastor and his son is shameful and without excuse. God isn't going to do for you what you can do for yourself. Books are freely available at public libraries and almost every city in the United States has a free literacy program with volunteers waiting to help. The Internet can be accessed for free and is replete with free teaching materials. God's word neither specifically command His servants to go to college nor does it prohibit them from pursuing college degrees. What it does order is that all get understanding of His word. Natural things can be taught by natural methods while the spiritual things of God can only be taught by Him anyway. This is why the Bible says, "Get wisdom, get understanding. Forget it not..." (Prov. 4:5). Just as a college educated person would have known the difference between marvel and marble, so can anyone who isn't too lazy to pick up a dictionary or follow a literacy program do the same. Both would have had understanding in this particular case and would have been obedient to Proverbs 4:7 which forcefully reminds us that, "Wisdom is the principal thing. Therefore, get wisdom and with all thy getting, get understanding."

The Third Man by Angela Sheffield Based on true events, The Third Man by Angela Sheffield, brings the Bible up close and personal as the characters face real issues of life: Betrayal, deceit, romance, bitterness, anger against God, hopelessness, will power, perplexity, triumph, unforgiveness, mental illness, and the "Alcohol made me do it" excuse. Read chapter one FREE now.

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