What If Pilate Had Released Jesus?

The killing of Jesus was nothing but judicial murder – a crude political expediency. Jesus was arrested on Friday morning about 2am, in the Garden of Gethsemane. By 3pm he was dead. It was nothing but premeditated murder: “All the high priests and religious leaders met and put finishing touches on their plot to kill[…]

What If Lucifer Had Not Fomented A Revolution In Heaven?

What if Lucifer had not fomented a revolution in heaven? Well, he wouldn’t then have been cast out and one can thus easily leap to the presumption Eve would not have been tempted; and all the troubles in the world would not have been. But we seem to be jumping ahead of ourselves, let’s back[…]

What If Jesus Had Not Commanded The Storm To Be Still?

What if Jesus had not commanded the storm to be still? Well, that would have been catastrophic beyond the boundary of contemplation, and you’ll see why. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s look at the story. The story of Jesus calming the storm is documented by three of the four writers of the Gospel.[…]

What If God Had Not Created The Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good And Evil?

What if God had not created the tree of knowledge of good and evil? Well, that question goes to the very heart of what it means to be human. But we’re jumping ahead of ourselves. Let’s look at the narrative. The creation of man followed a two-part process: first was the material creation, and then[…]

What If Moses Had Begged God To Enter The Promised Land?

What if Moses had begged God to enter the Promised Land? That’s a warm thought. Moses actually begged God. “And I pleaded with the Lord at that time, saying, ‘O Lord God, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works[…]

What If David Had Not Killed Goliath?

What if David had not killed Goliath? Well, he would have been torn to pieces with bare hands unless he ran away. Goliath meant it when he told him, “I’ll turn you into a tasty morsel of field mice.” (1 Samuel 17:44 MSG) That’s Goliath’s macabre idea of battlefield snacks. But we seem to be[…]

Chapter 15: What If Abraham Had Killed Isaac?

What if Abraham had killed Isaac? O my! He wouldn’t have been able to come home that night. How was he going to face Sarah? Sarah had that baby when she was 90! That was a Guinness World Record entry for her day. She had actually given up on having a baby. Which led to[…]

What If Ruth Had Left With Orpah?

The story of Naomi and Ruth in the Bible has to be one of the most moving stories you’ll ever read. It will drive you to tears. But don’t let’s assume everyone knows Orpah. Ruth of course is popular. Parents name their children Ruth, but who was Orpah? Orpah was actually the first daughter-in-law of[…]

What If Jesus Christ Had Not Resurrected On The Third Day?

What if…Jesus Christ had not resurrected on the third day? O my! That’s a major problem for everyone, Christians in particular. But Paul addressed the issue with the Corinthians. There were folks saying there’s no resurrection. Paul warned the Corinthians not to allow themselves to be poisoned by “anti-resurrection loose talk.” (1 Corinthians 15:33 MSG)[…]

What If Jesus Had Shaved His Hair?

One would hardly imagine the hairstyle of Jesus would generate curiosity but here we are! There are two approaches to this question. There’s the cultural approach, and there’s the spiritual approach. Culturally, we know Jesus was a cool guy. He was very sophisticated. He attended dinner parties, mingled with business elites, politicians and socialites. “Lagos[…]

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