Personal Issues

Mankind, fallen as he is, is a fatally flawed race -- afflicted with a fatal flaw. How can he be healed? This is in no other way more starkly evident or manifested than in his inability to get along together in peace. Man's devastating flaw is expressed in the disunity between each other and in loneliness, drugs and alcohol, purposelessness, death...  But there is hope.

If there is anything in nature that helps us understand the workings of the evil ruler of this world, it is the fearsome spider. An awesome predator, the spider methodically weaves its web in the well-traveled pathways. Then it lies in wait for an unsuspecting traveler to get caught in its sticky...
At every turn we feel beset with troubles… something deep in the character of us human beings seems to make it almost impossible to get along with one another. Friendship goes only so far before we start to see things in one another that separate us. Finally we end up drifting apart from even those...
Are all men doomed to eternal death who have never heard the gospel? This question looms in the minds of many Christians, and the classic answer, at least from the Calvinist camp, makes God out to be a vindictive1 monster: all men are born totally depraved, worthy of eternal damnation regardless of...
Sometimes she fools me with disguises, and at first I do not realize it is really her. Sometimes she may even fool me completely and I never realize that I am talking with her. She has many faces...
"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation"
The man walked up and greeted someone who was sitting at the bus stop, and the person said “hello” back. In an effort to be social, the man continued to talk. However the one sitting down had his iPod on, and pointing to the buds in his ears, shook his head, expressing no desire to continue the...
That's not enough!” said the lady to the train driver. He was late. Circumstances beyond his control had caused the delay and he said “sorry” at least six times. But it was “not enough.” No matter what he said or how he said it, she could not forgive him for keeping her waiting. Has that ever...
Our next-door neighbor, Mr. Stephens, just about broke our door down when he came screaming into our house telling us that he had found his daughter dead on the living room floor. In between the garbled communication and scurry I kept hearing the word, “overdose.” Nothing could console the man. He...
By 1966 Pink Floyd had become more or less the official band of the London Underground. Their unique sound, accompanied with moving liquid slides projected over themselves and the audience, had propelled them to be the leading wave of a growing underground movement in England. Syd Barrett had...
The lion had been the undisputed king of the beasts. No one dared say otherwise. He had it all — the survival of the fittest. He was at the top of this social order, right or wrong. He was known as a “have.”

The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.