BEMA Investments Inc. is a charitable nonprofit corporation which focuses on investing Judeo-Christian ethics in our local & worldwide communities. BEMA partners with individual people, government groups, or private associations by:
1.) Teaching servant-leadership strategies
2.) Facilitating charitable projects
Revisions, additions and corrections (see below) were recently made after first being published 11 years ago in 2012. The second edition is available at Amazon or from Westbow Press.
Chapter 10 Gates, Wolves & Mere Men
An expanded understanding and appreciation of culture and context facilitated a revision of this chapter.
Gehenna is not "Hell"
Foregoing a modern Western filter and utilizing an ancient Eastern mindset generated a reasonable understanding of Gehenna.
North Valley Baptist Church
Meeting real needs with real actions without bad habits develops emotional health and spiritual effectiveness in the Christian life
Mr. Gilbert’s theology is energetic and insidious. His belief system does not allow him to rely upon the Gospel of John to find the principles of justification salvation. To him, becoming a Christian has a great cost for men and women – it’s not a free gift. See a current review of this popular book.
Game show hosts can say the silliest things. When they get paid to be pastors, their words carry a more dangerous edge. For Mr. Driscoll to say, "There is no such thing as free will. I would go so far as to say it's a demonic deception" and then state, "We are responsible for the choices we make. We do make choices and we're responsible for them"- this is known as a contradiction. In police work we call it "stuck on stupid." The Merriam-Webster dictionary has a simple definition for free will:
NOUN - Definition of free will 1: voluntary choice or decision "I do this of my own free will."
Calvinism then forces the game show host to make a non-biblical statement; "You're not free to decide whether you go to heaven or hell." Have fun selling that to 1.) a 6-year old, 2.) an atheist or 3.) a person with half a brain. Mr. Driscoll appears to be committed to weak theology and flashy entertainment. His investment in the pagan determinism of Augustine and in error-riddled Gnosticism does not seem consistent with the biblical principles of grace and truth. Mr. Driscoll may possibly be better off laying down his agenda and instead pursue Judeo-Christian principles. Jms. 3:1, 2 Tim. 2:15-18, 4:3-4, Titus 1:10-11, Gal. 1:7, Phil. 1:22, Heb. 11:25, Lev. 7:16, Ex. 35:21, 29, Dt. 23:23, Josh 24:15
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Biblical Life Strategies:
A practical context-driven interactive study of the biblical text. What did the text say? What did it mean? What does it look like today? Through observation and interpretation we'll discover practical application of timeless truth. Contact Craig Skillicorn at Greenway Shipping (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
After many years of meeting on Thursday morning from 7:am to 8:am We are changing our meeting time. Starting every Thursday, February 15th until March 14, 2024, from 11:30am to 12:30pm. This move is to allow more men to participate due to morning schedules. If you want lunch, this is a “brown bag” event. Please bring your lunch and something to drink. We are meeting at our current meeting room. Enter from the Eastern side of the building and go up the staircase - it is the first door on your left at the top of the stairs.
BLS - 11:30 to 12:30
National Bank of AZ
7375 E Doubletree Ranch Rd.
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