The fifth century historian Socrates Scholasticus wrote the those of Asia Minor said they kept Passover on the 14th of Nisan following the practices of the Apostle John, whereas those of the Romans and the West observed what is now called Easter Sunday following the practices of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Socrates claimed that neither side had written evidence to back up their claims. But what does the Bible reveal? Do the earliest records outside the Bible point to the apostles keeping the 14 of Nisan or Easter Sunday. What does the Catholic Encyclopedia reveal? What about the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox writings? Was Passover supposed to e a nocturnal observance or a Sunday morning one? Can you know? Does this make any difference for Christians today? Dr. Thiel addresses these points from the Bible, historical records, and later church writings.
Air date: Apr 14, 2019
Some have said, "I'd like to keep the Sabbath, but I can't. I have to work on Saturday." Is it possible to keep your job and keep the Sabbath (and the other Holy Days)? What about getting a college or university degree? How should you approach your boss or teachers about the Sabbath? What is "reasonable accommodation'? What about working on the Sabbath during the 'busy season'? How should you act? What about the example of Joseph? Should you obey God rather than men? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues as well as relates various personal and family experiences related to keeping the Sabbath and earning degrees while also being a Sabbath keeper.
Air date: Apr 9, 2019
A written article of related interest is also available titled "Keeping your job, getting your degree, and keeping the Sabbath?" URL: cogwriter.com/sabbath-job.htm
On March 28, 2019, Science reported a study about how Chytrid fungi had been devastating amphibian species around the world. Dr. Wendy Palen claimed, "Chytrid fungus is the most destructive pathogen ever described by science." What does it do to the skins of frogs and salamanders? It appears to have caused 90 species to go extinct. Could a reduction in amphibians possibly lead to increases in the populations of certain insects? Could such insects carry pathogens that could harm humans? Jesus spoke of famines and pestilences as part of the beginning of sorrows--could what is happening to various species be setting up the conditions for that as well as the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse? Will things stay as they were or is change coming? What can you do about it? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more in this video.
Air date: Mar 31, 2019
Gold is so valuable it is called a precious metal. What nation has the most of it? Is there an area of nations with more? Will gold last longer than the USA dollar? Are there properties about the Beast and/or the Antichrist in the Bible that show that the European Babylonian Beast power will amass gold during the time of the Great Tribulation? Are there Eastern Orthodox prophecies that look forward to this? Are there biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies that warn against this? Are European central banks already accumulating gold? Did Swiss America state that some central banks are leaning towards a gold standard? Might the coming King of the North accumulate gold to use to help shore up his currency after the demise of the US dollar? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more.
Air date: Mar 24, 2019
Some have claimed that according to Acts 4:12, unless you use the name 'Yashua' you cannot be saved. Is that true? What names are in Acts 4:10-12? What are the names of God in the Old Testament? What are the names of God in the New Testament? Is the name Jesus a linguistic derivative of the pagan god Zeus? Does the New Testament record God's Son using sacred names? Does the New Testament use the precise Hebrew 'sacred names' of Yahweh/Yahveh or Yashua? If the name Jesus is not actually in the New Testament, what is the actual name used? What about the terms 'Lord' and 'Christ'? Is it proper to use the term 'Lord'? Who did the Messiah pray to? Who did the Messiah say to pray to? Did early Christian teach 'sacred names'? What is the truth on these matters? Dr. Thiel answers these questions and more.
Air date: Mar 17, 2019