ViZion United Podcast: Why The Apocrypha Is Not In The Bible, And Should Not Be

Episode 7 of the ViZion United Podcast talks about the history of the Apocrypha, and why it is not considered canonized text. It also recalls the history of the Septuagint, Jerome’s questioning, Maccabean revolt, contrasting the Canon and Apocrypha, and … Continue reading ViZion United Podcast: Why The Apocrypha Is Not In The Bible, And Should Not Be

Former WWE Star Fka Caylen Croft Shares How Matt Cappotelli Helped Steer Him To Become A Christian

In the professional wrestling business, there are many temptations that each competitor deal with constantly. Oftentimes, the fame, mixed with the physical toll, lead wrestlers to infidelity, drug and excessive alcohol use, and even suicide. For former WWE star Kris … Continue reading Former WWE Star Fka Caylen Croft Shares How Matt Cappotelli Helped Steer Him To Become A Christian

My Lord, My Faith, My Life – To You

Many people ask me why I decided to devote my life to Jesus. In spite of not always getting what I want. In spite of not being exactly where I would like to be at this point in my life. In spite of not always having a peachy marriage, or people live up to their promises to me. In spite of still failing, when I strive to have a 100% success rate. Well, it’s quite simple. I cannot live without him. I have before, and things were much worse. I was miserable, regretting every breath that I breathed, wishing every … Continue reading My Lord, My Faith, My Life – To You

Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams

Twenty-one years ago, a non-intimidating North Carolina State team entered the NCAA Basketball tournament, led by their coach, Jimmy Valvano. Despite ten losses that season, “Jimmy V” did not lose hope in his team, even though they had a struggling 8-6 conference record and lost a total of 33 games in three years. Coming in as a sixth seed in the West Region, they upset #3 UNLV and #1 Virginia, both by one point. Then, the unthinkable happened. They made it to the championship game, playing Midwest Region #1 and tournament finalist Houston – nicknamed “Phi Slamma Jamma” due to their NCAA … Continue reading Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams

It Will All Fall In Place

Faith is such an amazing phenomenon. Hebrews 11:1 describes it as the “substance of things hoped for” and the “evidence of things not seen.” The incomprehensible dichotomy is that the beauty of faith is, “I don’t know how it is going to happen, but I believe in God that it will.” Another interesting element to faith is works. James is a strong proponent of this, as he adamantly exclaims that “faith without works is dead.” Now, tie the two together – hope and work. Understand that faith is the lifeline of staying calm and confident in your current situation, have … Continue reading It Will All Fall In Place