As her husband packs his bags, the FLOTUS declared yesterday that: “America is now a country without hope.”
What an incredible life lesson about placing our hope in a person, any person. Political campaigns are designed to do just that. To rally the atheists to fill the Jesus-shaped hole in their hearts with some candidate charlatan. Are we just going to do that again? Does a new president just mean a new golden calf? I hope not. Continue reading Real Hope
“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
“…but for all those people who don’t have a relationship with God that is your relationship, what do they do?” – Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi seems to think that because people that ignore God are afraid that our faith is a problem. It was a momentary look into the mind of a non-believer and a hint at why faithless people so often find themselves at odds with people of faith. The fact that we are happy and they are not makes them feel like victims. Victims of us. Continue reading Generation Selfie
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
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
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
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
Don’t think you’re being programmed? Are you sure?
Imagine you are at a busy intersection and the lights in all directions suddenly turn green. You know someone else would go running into someone, but do you have the wherewithal to recognize that that someone may well be you? It takes humility to recognize our own weaknesses, but as readers of this site I suspect you’ve got what it takes, after-all there’s not a lot of pandering to be found here. Since pandering is for egotists lack thereof tends to scare them off in short order.
I lived and drove in a third world “left-side” Country where even if there were a stop sign or traffic light nobody would pay any attention to it. Rest assured, the colors on the lights aren’t going to cause them to run into each other. Continue reading Regularly Scheduled Programming, Already in Progress.
I’m the “bad cop” of this site when it comes to political issues. We really want to focus on the spiritual, but I really don’t want to become “too heavenly minded to be any earthly good.” So here’s a brief and practical commentary.
Under the motto of not letting “a good crisis go to waste” our politicians are babbling on about how their laws can save us. Calling it “common sense” and the like. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that common sense is something they are lacking. Continue reading Omar Mateen makes the NRA’s point in more ways than one.
“A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” – Matthew 7:18 (KJV)
Picture Jesus speaking King James’ English for a second. Ok, stop. Funny stuff.
So much of our understanding of scripture is skewed by our lack of understanding of primitive living. I say primitive with the utmost respect. In Jesus’ time, and for thousands of years up until just recently, it would be common knowledge how to provide for oneself. How to get food, what was safe to eat, what wasn’t. Continue reading A Good Tree Cannot Bear Bad Fruit