judge, v.: to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises discern, v.: to perceive by the sight or other sense or by the intellect; to distinguish mentally; discriminate Despite the world and some people in the church telling us not to judge, judging and discerning (which are synonyms), are important intellectual and… Continue reading Don’t check your brains at the door: how/why Christians should judge
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Narcigesis – A biblical hermeneutic where one reads themselves into the bible and writes God out of it. [Source] Steven Furtick is internationally recognized as King of the Narcigetes for a good reason: he seems to only read himself into the biblical text. The problem with this hermeneutical approach is that Jesus…
This is a popular question asked by skeptics and Christians alike. In my opinion, I think the question is making some untrue assumptions about God and about people. The first false assumption is that the gospel of Jesus Christ has not made it to every corner of the globe. The next assumption is that God’s… Continue reading Will people who have never heard of Jesus make it to heaven?
In Nehemiah 9:6, a group of Levites stood up in the midst of former Israelite captives who had returned to their homeland and expressed this praise about Jehovah– Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the… Continue reading God’s concern for life is reflected in our finely tuned universe
What is my salvation based on? Am I really doing good works for God’s glory or for man’s? Could I ever turn my back on the Christian faith or God’s word? I believe if we answer these types of questions honestly to examine ourselves, our honest answers, actions and motivations will reveal a lot about… Continue reading Hanging on for dear (eternal) life to God’s incorruptible things
A new study from Kyoto University in Japan has claimed men who chase after married women have an area of their brains that are wired for taking high risks, making them prone to adultery. While most men (70%) shy away from getting involved with a woman who they discover is committed to someone else, 30% of the men… Continue reading The brains of adulterous men are just wired that way, claims new study
Christians and their congregations worldwide are being opposed and persecuted in our day such as we haven’t seen since Rome martyred our fellow saints in the arenas for sport. We still have a ways to go before things get that bad for us, although we seem to be approaching it quickly. Some of the persecution… Continue reading Never forsaken, never forgotten