|Posted by Jack Howell on January 20, 2018 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
For those who are not aware, mom passed away on 30July2017 from oral cancer. I was with her, along with her hospice nurse and watched her take her last breath. She is no longer suffering from the cancer, and I am thankful for that.
|Posted by Jack Howell on January 10, 2018 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
Some time ago, I made the decision to leave "churchianity" otherwise known as mainstream Christianity. I could no longer tolerate being hurt, lied o, and taken advantage of. My own study of the Bible also convinced me that many things being taught in mainstream Christianity are not Biblically sound and have their origins in paganism and doctrines of men. I desire to worship Jehovah in spirit and in truth, and that means seperating from those things contrary to Jehovah's Word, the Bible.
|Posted by Jack Howell on January 11, 2016 at 12:45 AM||comments (0)|
You can now get to this site by typing revjackhowell.com in your browser.
|Posted by Jack Howell on November 22, 2015 at 12:15 AM||comments (1)|
I learned yesterday that I have Type 2 Diabetes. I found out that it runs on my father's side of the family. I see my doctor Monday to discuss the medicines and treatment plan. It was detected early as I do not have any of the normal signs/symptoms of the disease, and with God's help, I will not only bring it under control, but reverse it.
|Posted by Jack Howell on December 29, 2014 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
My right knee is getting worse. I can't kneel down on it any longer without the kneecap hurting real bad. Looks like I'll be doing the knee replacement surgery sooner than I had wanted.
|Posted by Jack Howell on September 13, 2012 at 6:25 AM||comments (0)|
The actions of demonstrators over a movie ridiculing Islam resulted in the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya. Actions such as this demonstrate the demonic nature of the Arab lunar cult now known as Islam. You don’t see Christians going out in a rampage and killing when a movie or TV show is made mocking and ridiculing Christianity or Jesus Christ! Islam, by its very nature is demonic.
|Posted by Jack Howell on April 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
Christmas and Easter are the two most important holidays for Christians and unfortunately, we seem to have lost sight of their significance thanks to their commercialization. Both holidays should be happy, joyous times of celebration, but go to any retaliler during these holidays, and you see anything BUT happiness and joy. Instead, you see people fighting over merchandise, anger, maliciousness, even among those professing to be followers of Jesus Christ. The holidays have lost their spiritual significance, having been replaced by materialism, and retailers must share the blame, and no doubt will be held accountable to God for usurping the two most holy days in Christianity to increase their bottom line and fatten their bank accounts. Christmas is no longer about the birth of the Savior, but about Santa Claus, getting gifts, and drunken office parties, fighting over merchandise, stealing merchandise out of the shooping carts of others, etc. Likewise, Easter is no longer about the Risen Savior, but about the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunts, Easter candy, Easter baskets, and again, retailers share the responibility in usurping and corrupting these two most holy days in Christianity. Christians must also share the blame by allowing it to happen. Instead of taking a stand, we allowed it to happen and went along with it.Personally, I believe we need to take these holidays back and restore their spiritual significance. What do you think?
|Posted by Jack Howell on February 14, 2012 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
With today being Valentines Day, I thought Id take a moment to remind everyone of the greatest expression of love ever given, and that is Gods Valentine to man - Jesus Christ!
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
|Posted by Jack Howell on January 3, 2012 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm glad 2011 is over and that we are in the start of a brand new year. I hope this year will be a better one for me than last year was especially around September when someone dear to me made the hard decision to leave the internet for a time. I've no doubt that it will be an interesting year. Good bye 2011, hello 2012!
|Posted by Jack Howell on December 5, 2011 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
Every year at this time, this question comes up and I find it necessary to repost this little treatise. Usually it is raised by cultists who try to make this nonessential into an essential of the faith once delivered, and who try to make the observance of Christmas into something displeasing to God. They invariably bring up the fact that Christmas has pagan origins and was assimilated into Christianity. They also delight in bringing up the fact that Jesus was not born on December 25th. They tell us that we are not being separate from the world if we observe Christmas.
Is it really wrong to observe the Christmas holiday? As a Christian, I do not believe so. Now, I know there are some Christians who do not observe the holiday, and I respect their decision not to do so, and I expect them to respect my decision to observe it. You see, according to Romans 14 we have liberty in Christ to honor Christ on any day of our choosing. Verse 6 tells us “he that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord.” In verse 5 we are told “Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.” Thus it is up to each individual Christian to decide for himself whether or not he or she wants to observe Christmas. We should remember that this is the one day out of the year in which the entire world is forced to acknowledge the incarnation of God the Son, and certainly we should be an example to the world, and show them how to properly honor the birth of the Savior, and in that respect we ought to separate ourselves from the worldly drunken revelries that take place on Christmas. That does not mean that we should avoid observing Christmas. Some will argue that there is no command in the Bible to celebrate the birth of Christ. True, but by the same token, there is no command in the Bible telling us not to either. The apostle Paul, speaking by inspiration of the Holy Ghost, tells us that it is okay to observe certain days in honor of Him if we are fully persuaded in our own minds that it is alright to do so. It is a matter of Christian liberty, and no other Believer has the authority to judge anyone who may or may not choose to observe the day.
If you are not sure whether or not you should celebrate Christmas, pray about it, then do as the Lord leads you.