What does it mean to be ready? I could say, "I am ready for supper," if I am hungry and it is approaching dinner time. Or, "I am ready to watch the Super Bowl," once the playoffs have determined the teams and the big day has arrived. Toward the end of one's life, one might … Continue reading Are You Ready?
We are living in strange and challenging times. No matter what decisions our leaders make and what happens, no one can know for sure whether a different course of action regarding this virus and the economy would have yielded better results. It is comforting to know that God is still in control. He knows the … Continue reading ETERNAL OUTLOOK
I watch the news and see the shooting, rioting, and protesting that has erupted around the country. It saddens me that people cannot put personal differences aside and live in harmony with one another. Allow me to quote from Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks...1 It does not matter what anyone has done or will do … Continue reading Why Can’t We All Just, Get Along?
Depending on the angle from which you look at it, the question of merit based salvation takes on various forms. One might question whether his or her good deeds outweigh the bad. Will that individual be saved? What about the person who dedicates his or her life to charity or societal betterment? And is there … Continue reading Can You Earn Your Way to Heaven?
Last time, we looked at the presence of evil in the world and the ultimate solution found in Christ Jesus. We will now look at the amount of wickedness and types of disasters that we observe in the world around us. Critics argue that God commanded or condoned murders and killing, not just of wicked … Continue reading Do God and the Bible Condone Evil? – Part II
I have heard opponents of Christianity and Biblical authority claim that they cannot love a god who condones or commands such things as murder, slavery, genocide, infanticide, patricide, rape, and pillaging, as they say is taught in the Bible. Others, in defense of Christianity, state that the aforementioned atrocities occurred in the Old Testament and … Continue reading Do God and the Bible Condone Evil? – Part I
This article is a follow-up to a previous article that was published a couple of weeks ago, "Same-sex Marriage, the Gospel, and what does either have to do with the other". If you have not read it, or wish to revisit it before continuing with this article you may do so here. http://wp.me/p4FyFa-1P. If you … Continue reading Homosexuality: What is it and What Does the Bible say about it with regard to marriage and family?
Psalm 103 is a humbling and sobering reminder of what God has done for us for no merit of our own. We are urged to not forget all his benefits and to bless Him. What are these benefits and what good are they to us? He forgives all our iniquity heals diseases redeems our lives … Continue reading Forget Not All His Benefits
1 Pet 1:3 ¶ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for … Continue reading Mercy but at Great Cost
In response to an article by Franklin Graham, in which he laid out a case that true followers of Jesus could not condone same-sex marriage, I commented that followers of Jesus could condone same sex marriage and still be saved, but only at the expense of ignoring portions of God's word. Following this comment, I … Continue reading Same-sex Marriage, the Gospel, and What Does Either Have to Do With the Other