Posts By: Bradley Mooney

The Harlot Babylon

Daily Reading – Genesis 10-11 Genesis 10 and 11 tells the story of the “beginnings” of modern day religion. More specifically it recalls man’s earliest mass organized attempt to find satisfaction and purpose outside of God’s design. Noah’s son Ham received a curse on his family line for disrespecting his father after the flood. Perhaps… Read more »

Washed By The Water

Daily Reading – Genesis 6-8:22 The epic of Gilgamesh is one of the earliest surviving pieces of literature in human history. Written in Akkadian, the epic describes a great flood with such similar detail to the Bible’s version that critics claim Moses must have stolen the story from the Babylonians… And, therefore, the Bible is… Read more »

Noah and the Hope of Rest

“The central tenets of the so-called “new testament” have no clear and explicit mention in the Jewish Bible. A messiah figure that comes twice, a dying and rising messiah, even the very use of the word “messiah” to refer to the future promised Davidic king of Israel, the replacement of Israel with Gentiles in some… Read more »

Cain and Abel

Daily Reading – Genesis 4 There is never a gain with sin, only loss. In chapter 3, Adam and Eve rejected God’s blessing and pursued pleasure against his will. The father of lies promised them satisfaction through disobedience, but the sin brought only despair. But God, who is rich in mercy, makes a promise that brings them… Read more »

The Temple of Creation

Daily Reading – Genesis 1-2 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds”… Then God made man in his own image… And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished,… Read more »

The Tower of Babel

Genesis 11 provides the story of the “beginnings” of modern day religion. More specifically, it recalls man’s earliest organized attempts to find satisfaction and purpose outside of God’s design. Ham received a curse on his family line for disrespecting his father Noah. Perhaps in spite toward God for the curse, his grandson was named Nimrod,… Read more »

Why was Jesus baptized?

Jesus’ baptism was confusing for everyone expecting the Messiah. Even his cousin John the Baptist was confused by the event. Right before Jesus’ arrival at the Jordan, John prophesied, “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather… Read more »

America is not the Promised Land

Christians who have voiced concern about Syrian immigration have been met with a wave of articles challenging their compassion, courage, and love. The consensus of many has been that loving Syrian refugees in a Christ-exalting way means supporting immigration. My concern with this conclusion has to do with the way Old Testament passages are being… Read more »