I read a statistic recently that said about 75% of Americans think “being good” will get them to heaven. That must include a lot of church-going people in that statistic! In response, my analytical mind always wants to ask, “How good do you have to be?”  Is one really good heroic deed enough?  Or does the good have to outnumber the bad – and if so, what is considered bad, because that is equally important to the equation. And do little white lies count as bad?  You get the idea. Ironically, the statistics on charitable giving and doing is far less than the 75% who think being good will get them to heaven.  Do most people generally think they are a good […]
  “I assure you: I do not know you!”           Well done, good and faithful servant!”           Which would you rather hear? Jesus tells us two parables about the end times in the second part of his speech known as the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24-25.  Jesus delivers this speech on the Mount of Olives at the end of his ministry, and it is considered to be some of the most prophetic messages of the entire Bible.  It is not from Revelations, which is controversial to some, but this comes directly from Jesus.  Two parables are told; both with very different statements on the outcomes.  There doesn’t seem to be any room in […]
In 2012, it was predicted by some that the world would end on December 21, 2012 according to the end of the Mayan calendar.  It was a big discussion at my workplace, and some people were genuinely concerned.  I spoke up and said rather directly, “The world is not going to end on that day.”  “But how do you know?” came the response from my co-workers.  “Because the Bible says no one knows the day or hour.  If someone is predicting it, you can be certain it is not going to happen then.” Now, 5 years later, we have completely forgotten about that while we have other concerns – worldly tensions, nuclear threats, disease, persecution, earthquakes.  Just like my co-workers […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.