All posts by Robert Hanchett

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal


Matthew 5:44 “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” Just as Jesus perceived blessings where the world saw persecutions, he understood that our victory over the

Tealight Candle on Human Palms

God’s Blessing for Us

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 5:10 What exactly does it mean to be “persecuted for righteousness’ sake”? Not many Christians seem to understand what Jesus was saying. The original Greek word for ‘righteousness,’

Wedding rings on dictionary

Whose Institution Is Marriage?

“the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” (Luke 2:27) In the story of Adam and Eve, the Lord created a partnership between two human beings to fulfill their need for companionship. He did not create two human beings to fulfill some

Wedding rings on dictionary

The Institution of Marriage

How should we define and think about marriage today? There’s been a lot of controversy and confusion over what many refer to as “the sacred institution of heterosexual marriage.” But what’s been the actual history of marriage? Going back to the time of the Roman