Case Study: The Samaritans

People, The Samaritans In The gospels we read of Jesus telling the parable of the good Samaritan. This seems good to us today but when it was first told to the people of the first century it would have been received with shock and dismay. In the minds of the Jews the Samaritans were considered to be a nation of mongrels.

The Big Bang

The Big bang  theory explodes in front of atheismHave you noticed in the past while there has been phrase doing the rounds in the scientific community and in popular culture? It’s called “the big bang theory”. It is related to the evolution theory – the thought that billions of years ago there was a big explosion out of nothing and gradually over time it became the universe we know today.

No Power in Symbols

In the first book of Samuel Chapter 4, we see the Israelites being defeated by the philistine army, there were four thousand men killed. They were used to The Lord fighting their battles for them and when they lost, usually God was angry with them because one or more of them had done something wrong. On this occasion, instead of asking God what was wrong and looking for him, they got what symbolised his presence among them and NOT his actual presence, which was the Ark of the Covenant. They sent and bought into the camp.