Chinese – English
I have not wanted to be doctrinal, yet doctrine is important. True doctrine is fruit, coming from faith. When we give the fruit, people shy away, as if we call it the branch or the trunk. Yet if they were to eat the fruit, they would be nourished…. What are they looking for – nice words? Sympathy? “Compassion”?
– Victor Hafichuk (February 24, 2008)
Did it really happen? This story is reported to be not included in the “earliest and most reliable ancient manuscripts” and that “other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53-8:11.” There has been great debate over the centuries as to whether or not the story of the woman caught in adultery and brought before the Lord really happened, and if so, whether or not it should be included in the original gospel of John (or in any other).
Why does the Gospel of Luke report a repentant thief on the cross with Jesus, when Matthew and Mark report both thieves railing on the Lord? The answer is simple: The Book of Luke has suffered the machinations of men who would subtly persuade their fellows to believe fables that deceive and enslave.
Paul answers a lady named Betty who writes in and asks us if our "Beliefs has a name."