Seeking the Gospel Truth

Seeking the Gospel Truth

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Are you absolutely sure that you’re going to Heaven (not Purgatory)? Learn how YOU, by God’s Grace—not by doing good works—can have a guaranteed, 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven. Former Catholic and Progressive, now Born-Again Christian, Giselle Aguiar, talks plainly about the Good News—the Gospel—of Jesus Christ’s true salvation. Giselle’s testimony is in the 1st 3 episodes. Learn the truth of the Gospel of Salvation. Please subscribe and share it with your friends. Recommended Free Bible Apps available in your app store: Through the Word The Bible App/YouVersion


7.11: You are not Free if You are a Slave to Religion
Jul 11 • 12 min
In listening to ThroughTheWord’s lesson on Galatians chapter 6, Pastor Kris Langham said something very interesting. The word “religion” actually means re-bind-up. Think of the word “ligature”, which means “a thing used for tying or binding something…
7.10: How Do You Get Unsurpassed Freedom in Jesus Christ?
Jul 10 • 13 min
Galatians chapter 5 is one of my favorite chapters. In it, Paul talks about freedom and fruit! Good stuff! I did a podcast on the Fruit of the Spirit as one of the 22 benefits of the salvation of Jesus Christ and it’s embedded towards the bottom. So,…
7.9: Are You a Child of God?
Jul 9 • 17 min
Imago Deo — In the image of God. God made us that way! It’s in Genesis… Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. Genesis 1:26 NLT “Our image”… “to be like us” — us? Who’s the us? That’s God, the Father, Jesus, the son and the…
7.8: Did You Know that Works Don’t Get You Saved?
Jul 8 • 14 min
OK, so my title could be worded more grammatically-correct, but it gets the point across of Galatians chapter 3. In this chapter, Paul clearly explains the difference between faith vs. works and grace vs. law. It answers the question… What Makes a Person…
7.7: Not Guilty! Justification is by Faith in Christ Alone
Jul 7 • 14 min
We continue our walk through Paul’s letter to the Galatians. In chapter 1, Paul explained the problem in the Galatian churches — they were listening to false teachers — fake news — who told them that they must follow the Jewish law to be saved. That…
7.6: Pretending to be the Good News When it’s Not
Jul 7 • 15 min
I have a love-hate relationship with social media. I need to use it for my business and to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, however, it’s full of FAKE NEWS! Moreover, it’s really hard to distinguish what’s true and what’s fake! You have to go to…
7.5: Sanctification: Striving to be Holy Like God is Holy
Jul 5 • 11 min
We humans can never be perfect. Only Jesus is perfect. So, even after we repent of our sins — that is, stop sinning — how do we stay repented? It’s not easy. Satan’s whole purpose in existing is to tempt us and prevent us from staying repented. Satan will…
7.4: The Day of the Lord is Coming: Are You Ready?
Jul 4 • 21 min
We’re halfway through 2020 and the scary thing is — it’s not over yet! We still have 6 more months to go. The presidential election is about 3 months away and the battle is just getting hot. In Arizona, we’re back in lock-down, shutdown, and stay-at-home…
7.3: Can You Live in the World and in the Kingdom of God at the Same Time?
Jul 3 • 16 min
The short answer is — NO! Do you call yourself a Christian? Why? Is it because you… grew up attending a church with your family? were “born” in that denomination? Like I was born Catholic, to Catholic parents on a Catholic island. aren’t Jewish, Muslim,…
7.2: Suffering Hardship Even in the Kingdom of God
Jul 2 • 20 min
There’s no doubt that our nation — and our world — are both going through some tough times. Yet hardships are a part of life — even the lives of Christian believers. Jesus never said that once we become born-again, saved believers that life would be…
7.1: What Do You Absolutely Have to Do to Enter The Kingdom of God?
Jul 1 • 12 min
We’re told by Jesus in Matthew 6:33 that if we seek FIRST the Kingdom of God, He will provide everything that we NEED. That’s “Jehovah Jirah” — “The God who Provides”. Everything that we own, we have it because God let us have it. But that’s a lesson on…
6.30: How to Discern Between the Gospel Truth and a False Teacher
Jul 1 • 17 min
With all the fake news we have to weed through on social media these days, it’s hard to imagine that we also have to weed through false Christian teachers. This is tough because some of these folks have strong voices. They’re very charismatic. And they…
6.29: Why Do You Go to Church? To Get to Know Jesus?
Jun 29 • 13 min
What is Your Reason for Going to Church? Is it… To be seen? Because your parents or spouse said so? Because you were born ________ Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, whatever? To feel good? To sing in the choir or play in the band? Because you’re drawn to…
6.28: Are You More Connected to the World than to the Kingdom of God?
Jun 28 • 14 min
This morning as I started my day with God, one of my devotionals gave me the title of today’s blog and podcast. Unless I’m doing a series like the Book of Romans or the Book of Revelation, I have a topic in mind — the Kingdom of God — but as for the…
6.27: Racism and Prejudice are Banned from the Kingdom of God
Jun 27 • 19 min
The Kingdom of God is very colorful! Born-again, evangelical Christian believers come in all skin tones, all ethnicities, nationalities, tribes, social statuses, education levels, and economic levels. Look at how the church is growing in nations around…
6.26: How to Enter the Kingdom of God by way of the Narrow Gate
Jun 26 • 12 min
Ever since I moved to Phoenix, Arizona, 14 years ago, I’ve enjoyed hiking the many trails in the area. Some are easy and I can hike them at a good pace. The steeper ones are more difficult and sometimes, very narrow. One slip on a rock and you’re tumbling…
6.25: Are You Longing for Truth and More of Jesus?
Jun 26 • 15 min
Then what’s stopping you? Are you looking in the wrong places? Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount… Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (or justice), for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 NIV When you’re hungry, you eat. Once…
6.24: What is the Gospel? What is the Good News of Jesus?
Jun 24 • 15 min
The Gospel of Jesus Christ — what does the word “gospel” mean exactly? Click on over to my blog for more… “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.”…
6.23: What is the Kingdom of God? How do You get in?
Jun 23 • 13 min
We pray for God’s kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. Is God’s Kingdom already here? Actually, yes it is. Every time a sinner repents of ALL their sins and invites Jesus into his or her heart, that’s another small piece of God’s Kingdom that…
6.22: Truth: What Does Being Born Again To Be Saved Really Mean?
Jun 22 • 15 min
When someone asks if you’re “born again”, how do you answer? Yes? How do you know? If you say, “Well, I’m Catholic, so I was born again when I was baptized as a baby.” Sorry, that’s wrong. That is a false teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. If you were…
6.21: Who is the Antichrist and is the World Ripe for His Takeover?
Jun 21 • 14 min
We hear the title “Antichrist” being thrown around lately. Is it a person? If so, who is it? When is he going to take over the world? Yesterday, I wrote about the Signs of the Times and that Jesus Christ warned us to watch for the signs of His return to…
6.20: Right Now! God is Revealing the Signs of the Times
Jun 21 • 15 min
God gave us Bible Prophecy as a warning to mankind to clean up our act, obey God and avoid the worse of the worst — the consequences. Most of the Old Testament prophets were sent to warn the Hebrews that they’d better stop sinning — and their greatest sin…
6.19: My Colorful Ethnicity: Walking Both Sides of the Racism Line
Jun 19 • 13 min
Today I watched a powerful video of an event last night (June 18, 2020) in North Phoenix. I was blown away by the heartfelt, very personal accounts each speaker told of their experience with racism. I felt compelled to tell my story of walking on both…
6.18: What is the Greatest Sin in God’s Eyes?
Jun 18 • 16 min
What do you think? Could it be one of the 7 Deadly Sins? Those are greed, envy, wrath/anger, pride, lust, sloth, gluttony, and vanity. Yeah, those are bad and we’re all guilty of some, if not all, of them at one point or another in our lives. Actually,…
6.17: How to Have Jesus as Your Personal Savior
Jun 17 • 13 min
Jesus didn’t come to this earth, suffer torture, then die on the cross so that we could have religion. No, Jesus wants a personal relationship with YOU. He wants to be YOUR personal savior. This blessing and salvation is open to everyone, but each person…
6.16: The Wonderful Promises from God in the Book of Revelation
Jun 16 • 12 min
The Book of Revelation is power-packed with a lot of mystery, promises, prophecies, warnings, letters, and judgements, but most of all — HOPE! It assures us that this earth, with all it’s problems, evil, greed, injustices, and deception is not all there…
6.15: A New Heaven and a New Earth! Our Confident Hope!
Jun 16 • 21 min
Ah, we’re at the end of the Book of Revelation and my absolute favorite 2 Bible chapters. Why? Because this is what a Born-Again Christian bases their confident hope on — an unshakeable hope. It’s God’s promise to us that this earth is not all there is.…
6.14: Jesus Wins Victory over Satan - The Glorious Appearing
Jun 14 • 17 min
We all have a simple choice as to where we are going to spend eternity — you know, life after death. It’s either Heaven or Hell. One of the two — there’s no in-between — no Purgatory. Jesus assured His Born-again believers… “Don’t let your hearts be…
6.13: A Warning to Mankind: God’s Judgement on the World
Jun 14 • 19 min
God gives us Bible Prophecy to warn mankind that there are consequences to our sinful actions. Take the 7 Deadly Sins for example. You have… pride greed vanity gluttony sloth lust wrath envy All of these are covered in the next 3 chapters of the Book of…
6.12: God Unleashes His Judgement and there is No More Mercy
Jun 13 • 14 min
Imagine a point when God says, “That’s it! I’ve given you enough warning! No more mercy!” It’s coming. So, let’s recap. We’ve had… The Rapture of the Born-Again, Christians The 7 Seal Judgements where large portions of the earth are destroyed by man —…
6.11: Is Your Name Written in Jesus’ Book of Life?
Jun 12 • 16 min
In Revelation Chapters 12 and 13, we are in the middle of the 7-year, Great Tribulation. In 12, we have a lot of signs which are symbolic of historical events. In 13, we meet the “unholy trinity” — Satan, the Antichrist and the False Prophet. Satan knows…
6.10: A Look to the Future: God’s Warning of the End Times
Jun 11 • 16 min
I love Bible Prophecy! Just like I love a good mystery novel, the Book of Revelation is the best one yet because its author is God! God loves us. He created us in His image! He does not want us to perish, but we keep sinning! We don’t listen! God is…
6.9: Your Will be Done on Earth as it is in Heaven
Jun 10 • 18 min
The Lord’s Prayer — I memorized it as a child and ritually rattled it off every night. Do you ever stop to think about what we’re actually praying for? Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on…
6.8: How to Avoid the Great Tribulation and God’s Judgement
Jun 9 • 15 min
In Revelation chapters 4 and 5 we got a sneak preview of what Heaven will be like for Jesus’ born-again believers — the true church — after we are raptured. What’s next? In the Book of Revelation chapters 6 and 7, we see the start of the Great Tribulation…
6.7: Revelation Chapters 4 and 5: What will Heaven be Like?
Jun 8 • 14 min
Do you like “coming attractions”? You know, the glimpses of the best, most dramatic or most intriguing excerpts of a movie that’s soon to be released. The director wants to pique your curiosity and interest in hopes that you’ll mark your calendar for the…
6.6:The Book that Led Me to the Truth about Salvation
Jun 6 • 12 min
The year was 1995. I was living in Miami and had just started my own business as an Internet marketing consultant. I was a member of First Christian Church of North Miami, a United Church of Christ (UCC). I joined that church after a lot church shopping…
6.5: Why are Numbers so Important in the Book of Revelation?
Jun 6 • 12 min
I’ve covered the beginning of the Book of Revelation already in the letters of Jesus to the 7 churches… Click on over to my blog for the list of the articles and podcasts on each of the letters from Jesus to the churches… Jesus said, “Anyone with ears to…
6.4: What You Need to Know to Not be Left Behind when Jesus Comes
Jun 4 • 11 min
ne thing’s for sure, we are living in the end times or the last days. The Rapture could happen any day now. That’s when Jesus calls up His born-again believers to be with Him in Heaven. That’s not the second coming. That happens after the Great…
6.3: Christians: We Need More Voices Crying in the Wilderness!
Jun 4 • 10 min
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Christians took over social media? Having worked in Internet marketing for over 25 years, and the last 10 years specializing in social media marketing, I know how easy — and quickly — something can go viral. I’ve seen it. As a…
6.2: With the Holy Spirit All Christians are One with Jesus
Jun 2 • 11 min
When the Holy Spirit visits you, your whole being responds. Some people get chills or goose bumps, some speak in tongues — which sounds like gibberish (to me, anyway), I cry. I’m moved. My heart swells. It could happen when I’m praying, praising,…
6.1: WWJD? Comparing Jesus Clearing the Temple to the Riots is Wrong
Jun 1 • 11 min
The other day — in the middle of #Riots2020 and #GeorgeFloyedProtests — on Twitter, “WWJD” — “What Would Jesus Do” — was trending. Considering that I had used that phrase a few years ago a lot, it piqued my curiosity. Clicking on to it, I was shocked to…
5.31: The Lawless Prevail on Pentecost but Will it Get Worse?
Jun 1 • 12 min
Tonight it seems that despite the efforts of curfews attempting to stop the protestors and rioters, lawlessness prevails. The picture above is of historic, St. John’s Church in Washington DC, when rioters — or should I say arsonists — set a fire in their…
5.30: Riots 2020 and Pentecost: What in the World is Going On?
May 31 • 12 min
Last night I watched a beautiful live streaming celebration of Shavout, the Jewish feast of First Fruits — what is known to us by its Greek name — Pentecost. At the same time, I couldn’t help but keep checking Twitter for the latest on the riots in not…
5.29: Rely on the Holy Spirit When in Trouble: It’s Better than Booze
May 29 • 12 min
Back in 2008, I was in a job that I loved, until I didn’t anymore. My great boss, that I got along with so well, left and I inherited a micromanager as a supervisor. Everyday was stressful to say the least. I would get home and the first thing I did was…
5.28: Do You Belong to God? Are You Secure Forever in His Promise?
May 28 • 10 min
True believers in the Salvation of Jesus Christ are: Chosen Predestined Redeemed Sealed with the Spirit Continue reading on my blog where there are more links and a wonderful music video picked just for you!…. If you want to reap all the benefits of…
5.27: Only Jesus and the Holy Spirit can Transform a Life
May 27 • 9 min
Metamorphosis — a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means. Transformation — only Jesus and the Holy Spirit can change or reconstruct a life. We are told… Keep reading on my blog…
5.26: The Holy Spirit in Your Heart: A Power that Never Goes Out
May 27 • 14 min
Growing up Catholic, I understood the Holy Ghost to be part of the Holy Trinity and the shoulder taps when you did the sign of the cross on yourself. Now, as a born again believer, who has the Holy Spirit living inside of me, I realize what I was missing…
5.25: Why Care when You Have All You Need?
May 25 • 11 min
The same earthquakes that hit Philadelphia in 17 and 23 AD also affected Laodicea. Laodicea was also a prosperous city. It was the banking center of the area. They even had a well-sought-after eye balm that cured many problems of the eyes. However, they…
5.24: A Letter of Encouragement and Hope from Jesus
May 24 • 10 min
Philadelphia — the City of Brotherly Love — not the one in Pennsylvania — but the one in Asia Minor, in 95 AD, that Jesus wrote to in chapter 3 of the Book of Revelation. This is the second letter, like the one to Smyrna, with no scolding or admonishment.…
5.23: When You Least Expect It: Like a Thief in the Night
May 23 • 11 min
The city of Sardis, which is our next stop in our journey through Revelation, has an interesting history. The video below explains it. However, it reminded me of my first major hurricane experience in Miami — Hurricane Andrew in 1992. I had lived through…
5.22: How to Make A Difficult Choice: Your Job or Faith Values?
May 23 • 12 min
Have you ever quit a job because your boss wanted you do something or they did something that was against your faith values and morals? I have — twice. Continue reading on my blog where you can watch the video on the Church in Thyatira…. Read about…
5.21: Remain Faithful and You will get the Crown of Life
May 22 • 9 min
Christian Church persecution started right after Pentecost in Jerusalem. The Jewish Pharisees and temple leaders did not like the apostles and new converts preaching what Jesus preached. As the church grew and spread all over the Roman empire, the Romans…
5.20: Do You Love the church more than Jesus?
May 21 • 9 min
Ephesus is the first church to be called out in Jesus’ letters to the 7 churches in the Book of Revelation. Why Ephesus? It was the main church in the area — what is now Turkey — and the Apostle John was the bishop or overseer of the 7 churches and based…
5.19: What are the 7 Blessings of Jesus’ Revelation?
May 19 • 13 min
Given all that’s going on in the world today, I’m going to delve into Bible Prophecy and the Book of Revelation. It’s the last book of the Bible and here’s a hint — Jesus wins! The whole Bible, starting with Genesis is leading us to the Book of Revelation…
5.18: What is Accountability? Who are You Accountable to?
May 19 • 13 min
To whom are you accountable? If you own a business, you are accountable to your customers to provide the product or service that they paid for in a reasonable amount of time. And if you have employees, you are responsible for paying them the wages agreed…
5.17: Is Pride Holding you Back? What You Need to Know…
May 18 • 10 min
Pride. It’s one of the 7 Deadly Sins. God doesn’t like pride. Prideful people think they can do it all by themselves and that they don’t need God. That is a lie and they are fooling no one but themselves. Look around the world today. All it took was a…
5:16: Truth: Jesus is the Gate. We are Saved Through Christ Alone
May 16 • 12 min
One of the 5 Solas that I spoke about before is Solus Christus — only through Jesus Christ alone can we be saved. Jesus confirms this in the Gospel of John chapter 10… Continue reading on my blog…. There, too, you’ll find a video from my church with 2…
5.15: Jesus is the First & the Last: The Beginning & the End
May 16 • 15 min
Jesus calls himself the “alpha and omega” — the first and the last — in the first chapter of the Book of Revelation written by the Apostle John. However, in John’s first writing, the Gospel of John, he tells us how Jesus is the beginning of everything….…
5.14: What are the 5 Solas? The Truth About the Salvation of Jesus
May 14 • 12 min
I end each of my podcasts and blog articles with “Soli Deo Gloria” which is a Latin phrase that means to God alone be the Glory. I’m not taking credit for my work because it comes from the Holy Spirit. There are 4 other “Solas” that tell the truth about…
5.13: How to Hear the Voice of God and its Wisdom
May 13 • 10 min
Yesterday I wrote and spoke about how to me, baptism by immersion is a way that we show ourselves, our friends and family that we are dying to our old sinful ways and are reborn in a new life through Jesus Christ. It imitates what Jesus did by dying and…
5.12: Why Do I have to be Baptized Again?
May 13 • 12 min
When I first decided that I wanted to start going to church again after living the prodigal life, I knew I didn’t want to go back to the Catholic Church. Something in my heart was telling me to go elsewhere — to seek the truth…. Continue reading in my…
5.11: The Riches of God’s Free Gift of Grace
May 12 • 7 min
One thing the Catholic Church gets wrong, is teaching that you have to work your way into Heaven. According to them, you buy “grace points” when you follow their rules, rituals and regulations. That is not God’s Gospel of Grace. It’s like the picture…
5.10: Is Purgatory Hell? Is it Even in the Bible?
May 11 • 13 min
Growing up Catholic, I was led to believe that if you didn’t go to confession each week or even go to mass on Sundays, you’d go to hell. But if you were good, and you observed all the rules and rituals of the Catholic Church, then you’d go to Heaven —…
5.9: Churches Should Get Back to Basic Praising and Worshiping of God
May 9 • 12 min
In researching the early Christian church for my novel, my goal was to feel like I was sitting in the midst of a church meeting. To know what it was like for a Roman girl, raised to believe that there was a god for everything and how she can come to…
5.8: How to get the Most out of Reading the Bible
May 9 • 13 min
When I decided that I wanted to get closer to God after being a prodigal for many years, I dusted off my family’s BIG Bible. You know that one that sits either on the mantle or as in our house, on a book shelf so it would look good if the priest or pastor…
5.7: A Closing Warning to Watch Out for False Teachers
May 7 • 7 min
As we conclude the Apostle Paul’s amazing letter to the church of Rome, I want to highlight his special warnings in his final instructions… I’m not going to bore you with the first few verses where Paul greets members of the church and the leadership…
5.6: Working Together for the Praise and Glory of God
May 6 • 12 min
In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Roman church, he writes to a church that’s very mixed in cultures — Jews and Gentiles. He’s been explaining that they were now all one family — Christians — brought together by belief in the salvation of Jesus Christ.…
5.5: Weak Faith and Beliefs: God’s No Judgement Zone Stops Here
May 5 • 11 min
It’s not for me to judge you or your beliefs. God will judge you in His time. That’s the crux of Romans 14. Back in the first century, the Jews tried to keep what we know today as kosher foods. The Gentiles didn’t care. They ate everything. God showed…
5.4: Does God Really Want us to Submit to Governing Leaders?
May 5 • 9 min
Romans 13 hits Christians with 2 commands that may be the hardest to swallow, let alone obey. But if we want to be good Christians and strive to be Christlike, obey we must. Read along in my blog…. If you want the assurance of a 1-way, non-stop ticket to…
5.3: How to Become a Living Sacrifice to God
May 4 • 14 min
Today as I prepared for my blog and podcast on Romans chapter 12, in my personal Bible study I also read Isaiah chapter 59. That just happened to be the chapter I was on as I go through the Old Testament. It amazes me how God’s Word all fits together.…
5.2: God’s Grace is Free and Undeserved: Do You Have a Hard Heart?
May 3 • 12 min
When we lived in upstate New York, my mom had a rose garden on the side of the house. Mom liked to experiment with grafting. She’d take a branch from say a white rose bush and graft it into the stem of say a red one. Did we get pink roses? Or were they…
5.1: The Salvation of Jesus is for Everyone! Are you Right with God?
May 2 • 11 min
In Romans 9 we learned why many Jews don’t believe that Jesus is the Messiah. In Romans 10, the Apostle Paul reiterates that salvation is for everyone! And it’s up to those who are saved to preach the Good News to the whole world. Read along with my blog……
4.30: Why don’t most Jews Believe that Jesus is the Messiah?
Apr 30 • 14 min
Today in Romans chapter 9, the Apostle Paul answers this question. After I was born again — 14 years ago — and started studying the Bible in a different light (with the Holy Spirit as a guide), in one of my groups, we asked, “Why don’t most Jews believe…
4.29: How to Know if You Have the Assurance of Salvation
Apr 29 • 17 min
Are you absolutely sure that you have your 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven so when you die, you’ll instantly be with Jesus? Assurance — that’s what the Apostle Paul explains in Romans chapter 8. This is one of the most quoted Bible chapters. I’m going to…
4.28: Are You Trying to do the Right Thing the Wrong Way?
Apr 28 • 10 min
The street where we lived in Puerto Rico was a one-way street. Many a time I’d watch as a car, going in the wrong direction barely avoided a head-on collision. Did the driver not see the sign? Was the person so lost that they weren’t paying attention? I’m…
4.27: Are You a Slave to Guilt or to God’s Righteousness?
Apr 28 • 11 min
Romans 6 is short, but it packs a mighty punch. If you believe that Jesus died taking away your sins on the cross, are you still sinning because you can get grace points when you ask for forgiveness? That’s being a salve to guilt. The Apostle Paul…
4.26: Rejoice When We Run into Problems. What?!
Apr 26 • 12 min
In our trek through Paul’s Letter to the Romans, in the first 4 chapters, Paul’s been drilling into us that we need to be made right with God through faith and faith alone. In chapter 5, he starts with the word “therefore”. Whenever we see this in the…
4.25: How to Receive God’s Promises for Salvation: Just Believe
Apr 25 • 10 min
We continue our trek through Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. In chapter 4, Paul is trying to convince the Jewish believers that faith — and only faith — is what’s needed to be counted righteous. Read along in my blog & there’s a link to a special…
4.24: The Entire World is Guilty Before God: How Faithful are You?
Apr 24 • 10 min
In Romans 3, Paul writes to the Jewish believers in Rome quoting God’s own words from the Old Testament. Read along in my blog…. If you want the assurance of a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized.…
4.23: You Can’t Avoid God’s Judgement: Are you a Hypocrite?
Apr 23 • 14 min
On Instagram yesterday an ad popped up in my stories feed for Catholic Church Victims Fund. It probably came up on my feed because I use the #Catholics a lot. On their website, they have a questionnaire asking if you’ve been a victim of inappropriate…
4.22: What is Righteousness? Are You Living Righteously?
Apr 22 • 12 min
Through the Lenten season, I focused on the Gospels — the Good News — of Jesus Christ following His footsteps through Holy Week, then His ascension. I then followed His disciples as they dealt with His death and what they did After the Resurrection. I now…
4.21: What is the Rapture? Can it Happen Tomorrow?
Apr 21 • 11 min
The Rapture is one of the most controversial topics among Christian scholars and preachers. I’ve heard them all, and what makes sense to me is a pre-tribulation Rapture. Let me explain…. Read along with my blog — there are links to more resources and 2…
4.20: What you Need to Know about the Catholic and Protestant Crosses
Apr 20 • 6 min
Have you ever wondered why the Catholic cross is different from the Protestant cross? I did. When I started church shopping in Miami after I decided to come back to God, I noticed a big difference between the crosses in Catholic Churches and the…
4.19: After the Resurrection: Jesus sends the Gift of the Holy Spirit
Apr 19 • 10 min
Jesus is gone up into Heaven to prepare a place for His believers. However, He told the apostles not to leave Jerusalem, that God would be sending them a “gift” — the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2. If you want the assurance of a 1-way, non-stop ticket…
4.18: After the Resurrection: Jesus Ascends to Heaven
Apr 18 • 11 min
The next part of the After the Resurrection story is Jesus ascending into Heaven. Today we read from the end of the Gospel of Luke and the start of the Book of Acts. If you want the assurance of a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven, this is what you have to…
4.17: After the Resurrection: Jesus, the God of Second Chances
Apr 18 • 12 min
Peter was a character. First he claimed, “Even if everyone else deserts you, I will never desert you.” (Matthew 26:33) Then after Jesus is arrested he “followed at a distance” and betrayed Jesus 3 times. He witnessed Jesus alive after his crucifixion,…
4.16: After the Resurrection: I’ll Believe it When I see it.
Apr 16 • 9 min
’ll believe it when I see it. That’s something you say when you’re told something rather outrageous, unbelievable or from someone who’s not exactly trustworthy. Which is what Doubting Thomas said as recorded in the Gospel of John. If you want the…
4.15: After the Resurrection: Would You Recognize Jesus?
Apr 16 • 12 min
It’s hot news. It’s the talk of the town. Everybody’s buzzing about it. Wow! Jesus was dead and his body was gone! So, this “stranger” comes up to you and your friend and asks you what all the excitement about? You wonder, “Where’s this person been? Under…
4.14: After the Resurrection: Heaven or Condemnation
Apr 14 • 10 min
As we continue our series, “After the Resurrection”, we read the Gospel According to Mark where Jesus tells us the truth about salvation. If you want the assurance of a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven, this is what you have to do… Believe. Repent. Be…
4.13: After the Resurrection: What is the Great Commission?
Apr 13 • 8 min
In this series, I follow Jesus’ disciples during the hours and days right after Jesus’ Resurrection as told in each of the four Gospels and the Book of Acts (The Acts of the Apostles). First we have The Great Commission from the Gospel of Matthew. What is…
Special Holy Week Playlist
Apr 12 • 127 min
Holy Week starts in Triumph and Finishes in Triumph. From Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to His victory over sin and death. Here is the full playlist of all the Holy Week podcasts telling the story of Jesus’ last week on earth as a human. If you…
4.12: Easter Sunday: Jesus is Alive! He Conquered Death!
Apr 12 • 15 min
It’s Resurrection Day! This is the greatest day! What happened on that Sunday morning is the cornerstone of Christian belief. If it weren’t for Christ’s Resurrection, nothing He said would have meant anything. He would have been just like any other human…
4.11: Jesus is Dead: What’s Next? Hopelessness or Hope?
Apr 11 • 9 min
Holy Saturday — the day between Good Friday and Resurrection Day. Not much is said in the Gospels about what the disciples were going through, but we can imagine it. I heard Max Lucado call this day “Silent Saturday”. What were the they all going…
4:10: From Good Friday to Holy Saturday: Jesus is Buried
Apr 11 • 11 min
As we continue our walk through Holy Week, we come upon some interesting religious traditions. Since Jesus was crucified on a Friday, the Jewish Sabbath was quickly approaching. What happened in the temple? Who buried Jesus? Follow along on my blog… Soli…
4.9: The 7 Last Words of Christ - A Walk Through #HolyWeek
Apr 10 • 8 min
Back when I lived in Miami, our church presented the oratory, “The 7 Last Words of Christ”. They are not found all in one Gospel, but are scattered through all four of them. Read along with my blog… If you want the assurance of a 1-way, non-stop ticket to…
4.8: Good Friday: What it’s like to Feel Excruciating Pain
Apr 10 • 8 min
Have you ever felt excruciating pain? I have. Several times. But nothing like what Jesus felt that day on the cross…. Check out the pictures on my blog… If you want the assurance of a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven, this is what you have to do… Believe.…
4.7: Good Friday: Jesus is Arrested, Tried and Mocked
Apr 10 • 15 min
It’s Good Friday. At first thought, what’s so “good” about it? All four Gospels have detailed, historical, eye-witness accounts. Here is Matthew’s story… Links to the other Gospels are on my blog… If you want the assurance of a 1-way, non-stop ticket to…
4.6: The Last Supper, Gethsemane and Jesus is Arrested
Apr 9 • 14 min
As we continue our walk through Holy Week, we are in the Upper Room with Jesus and His 12 disciples. It was the Last Supper when Jesus and His disciples celebrated the Passover meal together. It was also Jesus’ last meal on earth as a human. Read along in…
4.5: Jesus Humbles Himself then is Betrayed by a Friend
Apr 8 • 12 min
Why did Jesus wash His disciples feet? What’s it like to be betrayed by a friend? We continue our walk through Holy Week… Read along with my blog…. Soli Deo Gloria — to God Alone be the Glory! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
4.4: What is the Passover Meal? A Walk Through Holy Week
Apr 8 • 9 min
Where did the Jewish Passover tradition start? What meaning does it have for Christians? Read along in my blog… Soli Deo Gloria — to God Alone be the Glory! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
4.3: Jesus Prophecies of the End Times: Are They Happening Now?
Apr 8 • 9 min
As we continue our walk through Holy Week, Jesus tells us of the Signs of the End Times. I believe they are happening now! Listen… Read along in my blog…. Matthew 24 Mark 13 Luke 21:5-36 —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
4.2: Jesus Prays for His Followers: A Walk Through Holy Week
Apr 7 • 9 min
Continuing our walk with Jesus through Holy Week, we find Jesus praying for His followers: Us! You and me! This is found in John 17. Let all who have ears to hear, listen and understand the Word of God. If you want the assurance of a 1-way, non-stop…
4.1: Beware! Woes and Warnings from Jesus: A Walk Through Holy Week
Apr 7 • 8 min
As we continue our walk with Jesus through Holy Week, we see how Jesus addressed the Pharisees. Read along on my blog… Soli Deo Gloria — to God Alone be the Glory —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
3:31: Why did Jesus get Angry and Clear the Temple?
Apr 6 • 10 min
Continuing our Walk Through Holy Week, we ask why did Jesus get angry and clear the temple? Quote from Dr. Jim Denison’s Denison Forum Article, “We are beginning to see the glimmers of progress’: A Holy Monday invitation to the cleansing power of Jesus”.…
3.30: Why did Jesus Curse the Fig Tree? A Walk Through Holy Week
Apr 5 • 11 min
Right after his triumphal entry on Palm Sunday, Jesus cursed a fig tree because it had no fruit. It withered and died. Why did he do this? What does the fig tree represent? Bible Verses in today’s Episode: Matthew 21:18-22 Mark 11:12-14 Mark 11:20-25…
3.29: Palm Sunday: A Walk Through Holy Week
Apr 5 • 8 min
This is the start of a series of podcasts as we take a walk through Holy Week experiencing what Jesus and His disciples went through in Jesus’ last week as a human on earth. If’ you like to read along, it’s all on my blog. If you want the assurance of a…
3.28: Who were the Authors of the 4 Gospels?
Apr 4 • 12 min
Tomorrow starts Holy Week and I’ll be doing a series, “A Walk Through Holy Week” with in depth stories of Jesus in his last week on earth. So, I thought it appropriate to do a blog article and podcast on “Who wrote the Gospels?” Believe. Repent. Be…
3.27: Are you a Prodigal? Why it’s Time to Come Back To God!
Apr 3 • 17 min
Are you a Prodigal? I was. Listen to this… Luke 15:1-32 2 Corinthians 5:15-21 Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit. Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please…
3.26: How to Get to Heaven: Have Childlike Faith!
Apr 2 • 22 min
The Gospel of Mark, Chapter 10 is loaded! But in this episode, I talk about having childlike faith — the only way to get to heaven. Mark 10:13-45 I defer Mark 10:1-12 — the discussion about divorce — to Pastor Kris Langham, who does a great job explaining…
3.25: How Strong is Your Faith These Days?
Apr 1 • 20 min
You’ll have to agree, our faith is being tested right now… Bible verses in this episode: Mark 9 Hebrews 11:1 2 Chronicles 7:14: “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,…
3.24: The Great Awakening: It’s Time to Follow Jesus!
Mar 31 • 15 min
I noticed a new hashtag on Twitter today: #TheGreatAwakening. Yes! Our land — our world — needs a spiritual and moral awakening right now! I believe that everything that’s going on in the world today is God’s way of trying to get our attention…. Follow me…
3.23: April Fools Day 2020: No Time to be Foolish!
Mar 31 • 15 min
April 1, 2020 will not be your usual fun-loving April Fools Day. For me it brings back memories for on April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday, my mom fell in her home in Puerto Rico and broke her hip. She died last Christmas Day after being bedridden in a nursing…
3.22: The Word of God: Clean up Your Soul with the Gospel Truth
Mar 31 • 15 min
In Mark 7, the Pharisees confront Jesus about their hand-washing ritual. Jesus tells them off. I recommend Through the Word to help you understand the Word of God easily. Quote by Pastor Kris Langham in their Mark 7 lesson. Bible verses in this episode:…
3.21: The Coronavirus can Kill Holy Week but Not the Holy Spirit
Mar 29 • 18 min
Because of the coronavirus, this will be the first Easter Sunday service that I will miss in 32 years. The Coronavirus can kill and put a damper on Holy Week observances and Easter celebrations, but it cannot kill the Holy Spirit. Today’s reading: John…
3.20: The Teaching Parables of Jesus: Your Way to Heaven
Mar 28 • 12 min
Today we’re in the Gospel of Mark, chapter 4 where Jesus starts telling parables — teaching about the Good News of the coming Kingdom of God. Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit. Pray this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner.…
3.19: Bible Prophecy: Is this the End of the World?
Mar 28 • 15 min
Today the cases of coronavirus in the US surpassed 100,000 — more than any other country. The Meapi Volcano in Indonesia erupted sending a 5-kilometer pillar of ash into the air. Earthquake “clusters” have been shaking Puerto Rico daily since 12/28 and…
3.18: Jesus Calls You Forgiven by His Sacrifice on the Cross
Mar 26 • 10 min
First, please excuse the coughing. I’ve been trying to shake this cold for a while now, but it won’t stop me from doing my podcast! Today we’re in Mark 2 where Jesus heals the paralyzed man, calls Levi (Matthew), the tax collector to follow Him, then goes…
3.17: Even Evil Spirits Knew that Jesus was the Son of God
Mar 25 • 14 min
In our Lenten Journey, we’re going to start a study on the Gospel according to Mark. Bible verses in this episode: Mark 1 Revelation‬ ‭3:22 John‬ ‭8:32 Blog article: Are you a Follower of Jesus or a Church? Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy…
3.16: The #COVID19 #CoronaVirusCrisis: Coming Attractions in the #EndTimes
Mar 24 • 13 min
Bible prophecy is fascinating! Who isn’t curious? Who wouldn’t want to know what the future holds? What’s nice about the Bible is that it holds a lot of prophecies — many have come true and I’ve spoken about them in previous podcasts on Psalm 22, 118 and…
3.15: Do You Believe that Jesus is The Savior?
Mar 23 • 10 min
Why doesn’t everyone believe that Jesus is the Savior? We find the answer to this question in John 12:37-50. Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit. Pray this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins.…
3.14: The In-Depth Meaning of Jesus’ Suffering on the Cross
Mar 22 • 10 min
Growing up Catholic, I had to memorize and recite the Apostles Creed regularly. There’s the “Good Friday” part that says, “He was tried under Pontius Pilot, suffered, died and was buried. Sounds rather simple, right? But it’s not. Here’s an in-depth look…
3.13: The Great Commandment: Love God and Love Your Neighbor
Mar 21 • 14 min
Today, the coronavirus pandemic crisis has taken over the news and social media. This morning on Twitter, #LoveThyNeighbor was trending. That’s part of the “Great Commandment” that Jesus gave us. In Matthew 22:36, Jesus was asked, “Which is the most…
3.12: Who were the Women of the Gospels?
Mar 21 • 17 min
There were several women who were featured prominently in the Gospels. Who were they? Why were they important to the Gospel writers? Bible Verses featured: Luke 1 & 2 John 4 John 8 Matthew 9:18-25 Luke 10: 38-42 John 11 At the cross: John 19:21; Matthew…
3.11: More Jewish Jesus Prophecies from the Old Testament
Mar 19 • 13 min
Today we look at more Old Testament prophecies that tell of Jesus’ crucifixion, death and burial. From Moses, to prophets, to psalms, Jesus is predicted all through the Old Testament. He was the Passover Lamb. Read Exodus 12 - the story of the first…
3.10: How Isaiah 53 Foretells the Pain of Jesus’ Death
Mar 18 • 15 min
Martin Luther said, “If you want to understand the Christian message, you must start with the wounds of Christ.” Isaiah 53 was written 700 years before Jesus’ crucifixion, yet it describes perfectly how Jesus sacrificed His life to take away our sins once…
3.9: How Psalm 22 Details the Pain of Jesus’ Death
Mar 17 • 12 min
As we read through the Gospels, we enjoy reading Jesus’ parables, learning about his miracles like raising Lazarus from the dead and healing many people. We sit with them during the Last Supper, but then comes Judas’ betrayal, and Jesus is arrested,…
3.8: Jesus is the Cornerstone: Are You Standing on it or Rejecting it?
Mar 16 • 13 min
Continuing our walk with Jesus through Lent, I’m going to be highlighting Jesus in the Jewish prophecies. We find Jesus in all of Scripture — all of the Bible — from Genesis to Revelation. Today we look at the song that Jesus and the disciples probably…
3.7: The Power of Praying in Jesus’ Name
Mar 15 • 11 min
President Trump declared today, March 15, 2020, as a National Day of Prayer. In today’s episode, I read from the March 15th devotional, “Praying in Jesus’ Name” from “Into His Presence” by Dr. Charles Stanley. Bible Verses in this Episode: John 14:12-14…
3.6: No Time to Waste! Come Back to God Right Now!
Mar 14 • 18 min
I’ve been down with a cold — no fever — and that silenced me for a while, but I’m back! With this whole coronavirus pandemic crisis, in this episode, we’re looking at 2 Chronicles 7:13-22 as God spoke to the the people of Israel as they were returning to…
3.5: How to Talk to God by Praying
Mar 5 • 11 min
When was the last time you had a conversation with God? Was it when you were a kid, kneeling beside your bed at night saying, “Now I lay me down to sleep…?” Or maybe mindlessly rattling off 10 Hail Marys and 5 Our Fathers as your penance after confession?…
3.4: Lent is a Time to Look Inside Yourself and Think Like Jesus
Mar 4 • 7 min
Lent is a time of personal reflection. Are you striving to be Christ-like? Are you striving to be Christ-like 100% of the time, or only when people are watching? If Jesus was sitting next to you watching TV, at the movies, or even reading a book—would He…
3.3: The Best of Jesus’ Miracles: Raising Lazarus from the Dead
Mar 3 • 13 min
Which of Jesus’ miracles is the most impactful to you? For me, it’s when Jesus rose Lazarus from the dead. Listen to this wonderful story from the Gospel of John, chapter 11 as we continue our journey through Lent. Jesus said, “Anyone with ears to hear…
3.2: Are you Denying Jesus’ Sacrifice Like Peter Did?
Mar 2 • 12 min
Peter is an interesting fellow. He went from being a fisherman, to the first disciple who sees Jesus as the Messiah, to saying he won’t betray Jesus. Then he denied him 3 times and finally preached about eternal life only through Jesus. Are you denying…
3.1: Holy Communion: Thanking Jesus for the Gift of His Grace
Mar 1 • 17 min
5th Day of Lent: The Last Supper - that comes during Holy Week on Holy Thursday, but it’s something most churches celebrate weekly — at least monthly. Some call it “Breaking Bread” others “Holy Communion”. Growing up Catholic, I knew it at the “Eucharist”…
2.29: What is the History of Lent? Who started it?
Feb 29 • 17 min
Why don’t all Christian churches observe Lent? Who started Lent, anyway? In this episode, I uncover the history of Lent from the 3rd and 4th centuries to today and we, as Christians, should personally use these 40 days, before Resurrection Sunday, for…
2.28: What did You Give up for Lent? Is Satan Tempting You?
Feb 28 • 10 min
Lent is the season of preparation for Holy Week and eventually Good Friday then Easter. What did you give up for Lent? How’s it going? Is Satan tempting you? Bible Verse in this Episode: Matthew 4:1-11 Lenten prayer from the Bible app devotional by Susan…
2.27: What are the Right Motives for Walking with Jesus During Lent?
Feb 27 • 13 min
Mary’s anointing of Jesus vs Judas’ selfishness and betrayal. What is your attitude during Lent? What are your motives for going to church? Bible Verses in this Episode: John 12: 1-8 Philippians 2:5 I quote again from the Bible app Lenten Devotional,…
2.26: The Season of Lent: Following Jesus to the Cross
Feb 26 • 11 min
Today is Ash Wednesday, 2020 and the start of the Season of Lent for Catholics and Christians. Will you be fasting or giving something up for Lent? In the Bible App, there’s a Lenten Devotional from Susan Narjala called, “Journeying with Jesus”. Here’s a…
2.25: The Wedding Feast: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 25 • 14 min
In yesterday’s episode, I read that Jesus is preparing a place for us in His Father’s House. Jesus is coming back for us. We don’t know when, but in Matthew 24, Jesus talks about the signs and that they are the start of the birth pains. If you look around…
2.24: Eternal Life: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 24 • 12 min
To have eternal life, you must be Born Again — no ifs, ands or buts! Here’s what you need to know! Bible Verses in this Episode: John 3:16-18 1 Peter 1:23-25 John 14:1-6 Revelation 3:20-22 Read more in my blog…. Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone be the…
2.23: No Worries: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 23 • 18 min
We all have stress. The problem is that the bad stress hormone, cortisol, really does a number on our bodies. A couple of years ago, I was doing research for a client who was opening a Rage Room in Tempe, and I wrote a couple of articles on stress. One…
2.22: Fear Not! A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 22 • 16 min
What are you afraid of? That’s a loaded question! Most people are afraid of death. But, that’s the wonderful thing about Jesus’ true salvation — we don’t have to fear death. We’ll be with Jesus as soon as we breathe our last breath here on earth, that is,…
2.21: Belonging to a Church: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 21 • 17 min
One of the benefits for me, as a single woman with no kids, is my church family. In this episode, I tell the story of how my church family came to my rescue when I was suddenly displaced by fire a few years ago. Bible Verses in this Episode: John 1:12…
2.20: Truth and Discernment: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 20 • 15 min
What is truth? God is truth. And the word “truth” is found 193 times in the New Testament (NLT). With so much fake news going around and both Jesus and John warned the followers about false teachers and prophets that would be coming around spreading lies,…
2.19: Standing on Solid Ground: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 19 • 15 min
Earthquakes and hurricanes. I’ve lived through both. Well, tremors in Puerto Rico in the 80s. Imagine having the ground underneath you — which you think is solid — start shaking. In this episode, as I continue the benefits of Jesus’ true Salvation, I talk…
2:18: You’re Never Alone: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 18 • 12 min
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, He’s the Guardian of our Souls. He told us that he’d be with us always and not leave us as orphans. Find out how you’re never alone when you have Jesus in your heart! Bible Verses in this Episode: John 10:1-16 Matthew 18:11-13…
2.17: Help in Time of Need: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 17 • 17 min
Grace and Mercy! They are the free gifts given by our loving God simply because He loves us. What about help in times of trouble? Whether Christian or Catholic, we are not guaranteed a trouble-free life. However, Jesus tells us exactly what we have to do…
2.16: A New Sense of Purpose: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 16 • 11 min
Back in the 60s and 70s people were going out to “find themselves”, which was going in the wrong direction. You need to find your purpose in Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit seeking God’s will in your life. There’s an Ethiopian church that meets at…
2.15: A Light in the Darkness: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 15 • 16 min
I remember in November of 1965, when I was 10 years old the great blackout of the Northeast. It affected not just New York, where we lived, but several other northeastern states as well as Ontario, Canada. Living through 13 hours of darkness, one gets to…
2.14: Unconditional Love: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 14 • 13 min
Today, for Valentines Day, I’m talking about Agape Love. There are 3 Greek words for love, Eros - which is the love between a man and a woman Philia - brotherly love — where we get the name for Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love Agape Love -…
2.13: The Power of the Holy Spirit: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 13 • 10 min
God is omnipotent — all-powerful—almighty. We can tap into His power when we accept Jesus as our savior, repent of our sins, acknowledge Jesus are our savior and get baptized. The word “power” appears over 1000 times in the New Testament (NLT). What does…
2.12: The Fruits of the Spirit: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 12 • 15 min
Yesterday I talked about the Spiritual Gifts that we receive when we accept Jesus’ true salvation and the Holy Spirit comes to live in our hearts. Today I cover the Fruits of the Spirit which are a little different. We don’t automatically get them — we…
2.11: Gifts of the Spirit: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 11 • 12 min
One of the benefits of the salvation of Jesus Christ — besides your one-way, non-stop ticket to heaven — is spiritual gifts. In this episode I read several bible passages that explain these gifts given by the Holy Spirit and how each person receives…
2.10: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus: The Holy Spirit
Feb 10 • 14 min
Growing up Catholic, I knew the Holy Spirit (or Ghost) as part of the Trinity. However, not having Jesus’ true Salvation, I was missing the benefits of having the Holy Spirit in me — in my heart. Jesus said in John 14:26 (AMP): “But when the Helper…
2.9: How to Have a New Life: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 9 • 16 min
Each day we make decisions. As soon as you get out of bed, you can either focus on the world or focus on Jesus. One of the benefits of Jesus’ true salvation is a NEW LIFE in Christ. You leave your old, sinful life behind and you are forgiven and eternally…
2.8: Guilt-Free Living: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 8 • 16 min
Are you drowning in guilt? We are all imperfect. Only Jesus is perfect. Sinning then confessing once a week, then sinning again is a vicious cycle that’s a path to spiritual hell. It’s not a path to spiritual health and Heaven. Listen to learn how to…
2.7: What is Hope? It’s a Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 7 • 16 min
You can say, “I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow because I want to go hiking.” Your hope can be more assured if you check the weather report and see that it’s not forecasted to rain for a couple of days. But that’s not the hope I’m talking about. Are you…
2.6: Peace of Mind and Heart: A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus
Feb 6 • 11 min
So in this benefits of salvation series, I’ve covered Relationship with the Living God, Joy and now Peace. Discover how you can have a “peace that surpasses all understanding!” Peace in Hebrew: “Shalom” (peace, completion, wholeness, delight, universal…
2.5: Joy! A Benefit of the Salvation of Jesus Christ
Feb 5 • 9 min
Joy! One of the benefits of salvation and having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is JOY! How can you have joy when the world is full depressing news and we all go through trials in life? Because of having a relationship with Jesus — having Jesus…
2.4: A Benefit of Salvation: Personal Relationship with Jesus
Feb 4 • 10 min
Benefit of Salvation #1: Having Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ This is the first benefit because all the others come with having a personal relationship with Jesus. Subscribe so you don’t miss out on this important series. Bible Verses in this…
2.3: The Benefits of Having Jesus in Your Heart
Feb 3 • 8 min
Intro to a new series of episodes covering all the Benefits of Having Jesus in Your Heart (besides Salvation, of course): A Personal Relationship with the Living God Joy - A never-ending joy! Peace - A peace that surpasses all understanding Hope - A hope…
Don’t Rely on a ‘Hail Mary’ Play for Last Minute Salvation
Feb 2 • 11 min
Today, Superbowl Sunday, I talk about the “Hail Mary” pass often used in football and other circumstances as a last ditch effort. In football, however, it’s seldom successful. It comes from the “Hail Mary” prayer from Catholicism. I dissect the prayer…
2.1: Confessions of a Former Democrat: What Changed?
Feb 1 • 12 min
I confess. I used to be a Democrat. I grew up in New York and my parents were Democrats — Kennedy Democrats. So, when I was old enough to vote in my first presidential election, I voted for Jimmy Carter. I voted straight party lines every time. I didn’t…
1.31: The Birth Pains of the Last Days are Getting Stronger
Jan 31 • 14 min
What in the world is going on? We are living in the last days. The worst swarm of locust attacking East Africa. Over 1600 earthquakes have struck the SW portion of the little island of Puerto Rico since Dec. 28, 2019. The coronavirus has been declared a…
1.30: Struggling with sin? What you need to know if you are…
Jan 30 • 15 min
Today I discuss the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans verses 7:14 - 8:14 I struggled with sin as a kid growing up Catholic, later as an adult attending a progressive church and even after I was baptized. Do you find that when you want to do what is…
Anyone who has Jesus has Life!
Jan 29 • 13 min
Again I read from the John MacArthur’s Bible Study on 1 John. Jesus is the Son of God - the Roman Centurion said so (and so did God, BTW). God didn’t send Jesus to condemn us, but to give believers eternal life. If you don’t have the Son, you don’t have…
What is the Age of Accountability?
Jan 28 • 13 min
How old does a child have to be Baptized in Jesus Christ and receive true salvation? The word “baptism” is found 62 times in the New Testament (NLT). Who did Jesus visit when he “descended into Hell” as we say in the “Apostles’ Creed”? Bible Verses in…
Are You Absolutely Sure that You’re going to Heaven?
Jan 27 • 8 min
Americans and the world are mourning and talking about the tragic and unexpected death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, along with his pilot and 6 other friends. They were going to a game. I’m sure that when they boarded the helicopter, the thought…
The Atonement of Sins: What you Need to Know
Jan 26 • 13 min
What is the atonement of sins? From the Dictionary: a·tone·ment | əˈtōnmənt | noun reparation for a wrong or injury: she wanted to make atonement for her husband’s behavior. (in religious contexts) reparation or expiation for sin: an annual ceremony of…
Who are the Saints in the Bible?
Jan 25 • 12 min
On January 25th, the Catholic Church celebrates the conversion of Saint Paul. However, if you read the New Testament in the New King James Version (NKJV), the word “saints” is mentioned 64 times, many by Paul himself! In the episode I read from a…
The Conversion of the Apostle Paul
Jan 24 • 10 min
On January 25th, the Catholic church celebrates the Conversion of the Apostle Paul. In this Episode: How Saul/Paul started as a persecutor of the “Way” His miraculous encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus His conversion to a preacher of the Gospel…
The Lies Satan Speaks: How to Overcome Temptation
Jan 23 • 10 min
Satan and his helpers are all around us. He speaks to us in the form of temptations — dangling pretty things in front of us and trying to get us to lie, cheat, steal even kill to get them. In this Episode: The lies Satan tells you How to discern good from…
True Christianity: Victory Over Sin and Death
Jan 22 • 10 min
In this episode: The Best Victory ever belongs to Jesus Christ! What is Christianity’s Core Belief? How Catholics Lose the Victory What you need to do to join in the Victory… Bible Verses in this Episode: 1 John 5:1-5 Colossians 2:12-15 John 11:25 Jesus…
You Don’t have to Fear Death: What You Need to Know
Jan 21 • 10 min
A few years ago, I needed to have a lump removed from my neck. It was outpatient surgery, but my doctor told me that he’d have the lump biopsied for cancer. When he said that, a great feeling of dread swept over me. It wasn’t the fear of dying, but the…
Conduct Unbecoming a Christian
Jan 20 • 8 min
If you’ve served in the military or watched any war movies, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “conduct unbecoming an officer.” It’s a charge with sometimes severe consequences if an officer does something that an officer shouldn’t do. As Christians, we…
The Jewish Jesus: Old Testament Prophecies Fulfilled
Jan 19 • 13 min
I find Christian church history fascinating. Hence, the reason I wrote my novel that takes place in the 1st Century, in Ancient Rome as the Christian church was starting out after Jesus’ death and resurrection. But Christianity didn’t begin in the year 1.…
Growing up Catholic: Uncovering the Lies of Salvation
Jan 18 • 21 min
In this episode, I read from what’s supposed to be a humorous book that a friend — who also grew up Catholic — gave me. As I read it, I didn’t find it funny at all. I found it sad and it made me angry as to all the lies the Catholic Church tells us. The…
Why do we Need to Repent of our Sins to be Saved?
Jan 17 • 10 min
Repentance. It’s what we, as Christians, are told is needed in order for us to enter Heaven. But, why do we need to repent? What is Repentance? Listen… Bible Verses in this Episode: Matthew 3:2 Acts of the Apostles 3:37-39 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Here is an…
Truth: Can you Buy God’s Grace with Good Works?
Jan 16 • 13 min
What is Grace? Grace is the ultimate act of kindness and compassion. When we least deserve it, someone is gracious unto us. Visit my blog for videos and to go deeper…. Bible Verses in this Episode: Titus 2:11-14 Romans 3:23-25 Ephesians 2:8-10 Hebrews…
Why did Jesus have to Die?
Jan 15 • 12 min
Jesus died a horrible death and for what? He didn’t do anything? He was sinless. In this episode I discuss the truth about Adam’s sin, God’s grace, Purgatory, Indulgences and the salvation only Jesus can provide. Visit my blog to watch excellent videos on…
Why the Protestant Reformation was Crucial
Jan 14 • 18 min
October 31 is not only Halloween, it’s also Protestant Reformation Day - a pivotal point in Christian History. It started with Jesus and the Resurrection when he defeated death by dying on the cross then he was raised from the dead. Then Pentecost when…
Are You Shocked by Sin?
Jan 13 • 10 min
When you get on social media or watch TV or movies, have you become desensitized? Are we condoning sin when we shouldn’t? We are as a society, less and less shocked. We are the proverbial frog in a pan of heating water, unaware of our danger. What would…
Are You Ready for Armageddon and Judgement Day?
Jan 12 • 14 min
Are we living in the end times? Are we looking at the signs of Armageddon and the Judgement Day? So far in 2020, the world has seen… Out of control wildfires in Australia — which sort of mirrored the ones in California a few months ago. 3 volcanoes…
Are you a Follower of Jesus or a Church?
Jan 11 • 15 min
Who do your follow? Jesus or the man-made rules and teachings of a church? Are you a Halfway Christian? In this episode I talk about: The truth about Jesus’ salvation The truth about baptism The difference between following a church and following Jesus…
Catholicism vs. Christianity – What is the Truth?
Jan 10 • 12 min
Are Catholics Christians? What’s the difference? Find out the truth. Today I cover: A little of the history of the Catholic church Untrue and unbiblical doctrines The truth about the Salvation of Jesus Christ Read the blog post…. Scripture used in this…
So many gods
Jan 9 • 12 min
In doing research for my novel, Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the First Century (Amazon Link), I had to study Roman Mythology. The Romans stole the gods from the Greeks. The objective of having so many gods was to explain natural phenomena. There…
Are You Good Enough to get into Heaven?
Jan 8 • 18 min
Are you PURE enough to get into heaven? What God requires of us. How “holy” or “pure” do you have to be to get into Heaven What you need to do to make sure you have your ticket to Heaven Bible Verses: Revelation 21:1-7 Romans 5:18-19 Revelation 21:8 & 27…
What are The Seven Deadly Sins?
Jan 7 • 13 min
Today we discuss the seven deadly sins: greed, pride, gluttony, lust, sloth, wrath, and envy — the things responsible for the dark, broken status of our current culture and what you need to do deal with them. Full blog article with video, “Are the Seven…
Idolatry and Immorality: Jesus Speaks to the Churches - Revelation
Jan 6 • 13 min
I love the Book of Revelation. It’s the last book of the Bible and it’s awesome! I must have done over 20 Bible studies on Revelation. The first time you read through it you may think it’s something between a fantasy, sci-fi thriller and…
How to Have Your Own Epiphany: 3 Gifts from Jesus
Jan 5 • 8 min
Today many churches celebrated Epiphany or 3 Kings Day. Actually, 3 Kings Day is Jan. 6th. In old Spanish traditions, they didn’t celebrate Christmas, but 3 Kings Day when the 3 Wise Men brought gifts to the baby Jesus. Spanish children found gifts by…
Why the Urgency of Jesus’ Good News? Why Now?
Jan 4 • 9 min
Have you seen the news lately? Have you been on social media? Scary, isn’t it? The Apostle Paul predicted today’s culture exactly in 2 Timothy 3: 1-5: Paul was writing to his young apprentice, Timothy. “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days…
From Progressive to Born Again Christian: Surviving Unemployment
Jan 3 • 14 min
So at the end of part two of my testimony, I was heading for Arizona (fleeing hurricanes) with two cats and singing the song, “The Potters Hand”. I was trusting God to lead me in the right direction, because I had no idea what was ahead of me. The Phoenix…
From Prodigal to Progressive: Surviving Hurricanes
Jan 2 • 13 min
My Faith Journey - Part 2 In part 1 of my testimony, I had survived college and was living the good life working on a cruise ship and God had answered my prayer in finding a new boss. Here’s the next major stage of my life as God continues to guide me in…
From Catholic to Prodigal: Surviving College
Jan 1 • 7 min
My Spiritual Journey Testimony from Catholicism to the Wild Life…. (Part 1) I was born into a Catholic family on a Catholic island, Puerto Rico. When I was 2 1/2 my dad decided that he could make more money living in New York, so he went there first & got…
About Seeking the Gospel Truth
Dec 22, 2019 • 3 min
Hi, my name is Giselle Aguiar and I’d like to ask you an important question. Are you absolutely sure that you’re going to Heaven when you die? If you’re Catholic, you’ll probably say yes. However, I’ll go back to — are you absolutely sure? Are you…