This seems like such a simple concept, but it makes and breaks people everyday. The difference between success and failure, joy and shame, wealth and poverty and so many other things lies in the difference between what you want to do now and what you’ll wish you did tomorrow.
Seeking God, praying, and reading scripture are some of the ways we can reconcile tomorrow with today. That process adjusts our priorities and motivates our desires in incredible ways. Continue reading What you want to do right now & what you’ll wish you’d done tomorrow.
“Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. Continue reading A Powerful Delusion
Who doesn’t think of moving mountains when we think of faith? For human eyes a mountain flying though the air on its way to be cast into the sea would be truly profound. A person confirmed dead living again – to human eyes – is truly profound. Yet, imagine a world with mountains flying around at whim and millennia old men comparing their multiple causes of deaths. Continue reading Profound Faith
“In God We Trust” – our hotly debated and sometimes hated national motto has never been enough and yet it is plenty to incur scorn and disdain.
We have talked a lot about the dangers of atheism, and on this anniversary of 9/11 I was personally reminded of this danger right in the preamble of the Declaration of Independence itself:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
What happens when any significant portion of our society rejects creation in exchange for atheism? They by default reject the above as without a creator to endow us with them our “unalienable Rights” don’t exist at all. Continue reading In God We Trust Is Not Enough
Imago Dei, the image of God. Michelangelo’s image of God reaching His hand across (not down, not up) to a man – God’s hand no larger and no different than that of the man – has molded much of society’s image of God for centuries. The images are both of flesh, as though Imago Dei is flesh, and yet the Bible consistently refutes that image. Continue reading Imago Dei
It’s the late 1700s and Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, rules Russia. She ruled Russia for more than 30 years.
During her reign she oversaw the development of areas of Southern Russia. At this point in history European pacifist Christians were being persecuted Continue reading Come out of her God’s people.
Cain killed Abel and this envy and hatred has been rampant ever since.
Last year I wrote an article that touched on the story of Cain and Abel and how it applies to the battle unfolding in modern times. Recent events continue to confirm that side-note from my post last year and merit further elaboration.
It’s no surprise to any believer that the 1st commandment is meaningless to atheists and agnostics alike. Putting God first is a value that is exclusive to believers Continue reading When Cain Killed Abel
Happy Independence Day. This post will serve as a brief indulgence as I geek-out yet again on science. If this isn’t your cup-a-tea please spare yourself the agony, put down your “smart” phone, and get to the yard work and grill scraping. I’ll be right behind you.
Above pictured is Poussin’s rendition of worshiping the golden calf. Look at them celebrate and revel in the self-assurance that comes from having made ones own god with ones own hands. Beware, our 21st century golden-calves are far more offensive and destructive than the one the Israelites erected in the desert. The manufactured and temporary perspective of the above revelers has nothing on what our globalized technological machine has produced for us. Manufactured, because idols are by definition man-made, and temporary because they never live up to their exaggerated billing. Continue reading Perspective
I nearly posted an article claiming that it was certain that the UK would never pull out of the EU. Obviously I’m glad I didn’t speak so certainly after-all.
It’s frankly amazing that they did this. It’s so amazing because socialism is so arrogant. Socialism creates systems that preclude any possibility that it could ever be criticized. Just like a gambling casino, the house never loses, but lots of others do. Just like gambling, only a few win at all.
We could split hairs at the definition of “socialism”. We could quote Marx or Stalin, Mao Zedong or Hillary Clinton. A generally functional definition of socialism is that it is the antithesis of capitalism. I have a Biblical definition. Any system that replaces “love your neighbor as yourself” with “pay the government (or else) to love your neighbor so you don’t have to.” Continue reading Atheism Kills