From Blessed Savior to Accused Criminal

(Luke chapter 22, verses 54–71)

Last week as we left off at verse 53 of the 22nd chapter of the Gospel of Luke, Judas’ betrayal of Christ the Lord had just been completed. A crowd of people, led by Judas Iscariot and accompanied by various authorities had come to arrest…

What Does ‘Being Saved’ Actually Mean, and Does It Still Apply to Modern Life?

By Rev. Paul J. Bern

I have been publishing this blog under one name or another, with as many different websites, since 2013. Having written on a variety of Christian related topics, the current format of “The Social Gospel Blog” is only my latest idea on how to present the…

Portrait of a Traitor and the Betrayal of a Savior

(Luke chapter 22, verses 39–53)

Last week when we left off at verse 38 of Luke’s gospel chapter 22, Jesus had just finished making a point with his disciples as the conversation continued after the Last Supper Passover celebration was over with. While the apostles never took anything with them…

My 10 New Year’s Resolutions For 2022:

by Rev. Paul J. Bern

As this new year begins, I am publishing some new years resolutions that I intend to make regarding the coming year. I’m going to bypass the usual stuff that people resolve to do such as losing weight, or breaking bad habits such as heavy alcohol…

A Savior Betrayed as One Man Seals His Own Fate, and All For the Salvation of the World

(Luke chapter 22, verses 1–19)

Last week when we concluded chapter 21 of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus had said all he was going to say to the Twelve — and to ourselves, the readers and students of Christ — regarding the signs of Christ’s 2nd coming and of the…

If God Had a Cabinet Meeting With America’s Current Crop of Leaders, I Wonder What He’d Say?

By Rev. Paul J. Bern

Given the state of affairs of leadership in general throughout the world, and particularly here in the US with the current crop of Christian “leaders” such as president Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell and Rick Perry, I can’t help but wonder what God must…

Three Reasons Millennial’s Are Abandoning Christianity

by Rev. Paul J. Bern

Chances are that if you are in your 20’s or 30’s, you are not a church member. Polling is now a highly sophisticated industry, and religious organizations are being fed some irrefutable numbers about what is happening among their congregations. In a single generation, the…

Pastor Paul J Bern

I am Rev. Paul J. Bern, a well-known Web pastor and regular blogger on The Social Gospel Blog on Medium, Wordpress and others. Longtime Atlanta Ga. resident.

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