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Bishop William B. Caractor
Presiding Prelate of Discovered Being Ministry, Incorporated
Interests: I am a seventh-dan in Zinn Shota Kia a form of Japanese-style Karate and I have taught for over 20 years. The form of Martial Arts that I teach uses various weapons such as Samuri Sword. Star Disk, Nunchucks, Bow, etc..
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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: The Perizzites were one of several groups of people occupying the land of Canaan as early as the time of Abraham: “On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: Crucifixion was invented and used by other people groups, but it was “perfected” by the Romans as the ultimate execution by torture. The earliest historical record of crucifixion dates to c. 519 BC, when King Darius I of Persia crucified 3,000 of his political enemies in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: Often I think about my family and friends with smiles and thanks to God for putting them in my life. When you grow to be an elder, you have a lot of time to set and look back, look to the now in life and the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: The Sea of Galilee is one of the most familiar bodies of water in the Bible, especially to readers of the Gospels. Many of the events in the earthly life of Jesus Christ took place in the region of Galilee and areas surrounding the Sea of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: The short letter of 2 John is written in part to warn believers against the influence of false teachers. John identifies them as those “who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh” and describes them as deceivers and antichrists (2 John 1:7). He... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: When the Bible speaks of our sins being washed away, it means we are forgiven. Our sins, which had defiled us, are gone. By the grace of God through Christ, we are no longer spiritually corrupt; we stand justified before God. The concept of having our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: The opening verses of John’s gospel are perhaps the most theologically packed writings in all the Bible: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning” (John 1:1–2). These words and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: Exegesis means “exposition or explanation.” Biblical exegesis involves the examination of a particular text of scripture in order to properly interpret it. Exegesis is a part of the process of hermeneutics, the science of interpretation. A person who practices exegesis is called an exegete. Good biblical... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear ladies and Gentlemen: Conflict resolution in the body of Christ is crucial for several reasons. Avoidance of conflict, with no effort to resolve it, postpones a proper response and exacerbates the problem because conflicts that are allowed to fester unaddressed will always increase and have negative effects on relationships... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: In James 1:14–17, James is addressing where temptation and sin originate in us. By contrast, he reminds us that “every good and perfect gift is from above” (James 1:17). James explains that each one is tempted when he is carried away by his own lust or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Old Testament: The Old Testament (also known as the Jewish Tanakh) is the first 39 books in most Christian Bibles. The name stands for the original promise with God (to the descendants of Abraham in particular) prior to the coming of Jesus Christ in the New Testament (or the new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: Jacob’s well is only mentioned in John’s Gospel, so biblical information about it is quite limited. However, tradition and archaeology provide more detail about the well’s original owner and its location. In chapter 4 of his Gospel, John recorded the story of Jesus talking with the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: The room known as the Holy of Holies was the innermost and most sacred area of the ancient tabernacle of Moses and temple of Jerusalem. The Holy of Holies was constructed as a perfect cube. It contained only the Ark of the Covenant, the symbol of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: The Bible is God's complete manual in How we can live a happier life and restore our relationship with Him. Most people own a Bible, but seldom crack it's covers. Their Bibles are covered with dust and not a finger print can be seen, What a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: John 8: 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (NIV) A new survey conducted by two conservative groups reveals proven hostility... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: The phrase “pride of life” is found only once in the Bible, in 1 John 2:16, but the concept of the pride of life, especially as it is linked with the “lust of the eyes” and the “lust of the flesh,” appears in two more significant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: Habakkuk 2: 4 includes the well-known statement “the righteous will live by faith.” What does this mean? The context helps us to understand God’s intent in this passage. The whole verse reads, “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount begins with the Beatitudes, a list of blessings that describe the inner character of those who are true servants of God and the kingdom of heaven. This teaching was part of Jesus Christ’s intensive discipleship training for His twelve chosen apostles.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: The word repentance in the Bible literally means “the act of changing one’s mind.” True biblical repentance goes beyond remorse, regret, or feeling bad about one’s sin. It involves more than merely turning away from sin. Eerdmans Bible Dictionary includes this definition of repentance: “In its... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: The concept of taming the tongue is found in James 3 where God declares, through the apostle James, that “no one can tame the tongue” (James 3:8). The lengthy discussion about the tongue in this chapter is both convicting and illuminating. Among the things this chapter... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: Deliverance is defined as “a rescue from bondage or danger.” Deliverance in the Bible is the acts of God whereby He rescues His people from peril. In the Old Testament, deliverance is focused primarily on God’s removal of those who are in the midst of trouble... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: “Thou shalt not covet.” Any recitation of the Ten Commandments ends with the prohibition against covetousness, the desire to have the wealth or possessions of someone else. But Exodus 20:17 goes farther than merely forbidding covetousness, giving examples of things people covet: “your neighbor’s wife, or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: Without a doubt the human soul is immortal. This is clearly seen in many Scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments: Psalm 22:26; 23:6; 49:7-9; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 25:46; and 1 Corinthians 15:12-19. Daniel 12:2 says, “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: The Lord was very clear in His Word about how He wishes His church on earth to be organized and managed. First, Christ is the head of the church and its supreme authority (Ephesians 1:22; 4:15; Colossians 1:18). Second, the local church is to be autonomous,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: Job 14:1 says, “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.” That was spoken by a man who knew what he was talking about. Job was in the midst of the worst kind of suffering a person can endure.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2021 at Bishop William B. Caractor's blog