Yes. Yes it does. Among the things that the Bible tells us that God hates are idolatry (Deuteronomy 12:31), sexual immorality (Leviticus 20:1-23), child sacrifice (Deuteronomy 12:31, 2 Kings 3:27), and those individuals that do evil deeds and acts (Psalm 5:4-6). Proverbs 6:16-19 lists seven different things that the LORD hates. They include pride, lying, … Continue reading Does The Bible Really Say That God Hates?
Every week I gather with a few faithful men to read and study God's Word. We meet at a local IHOP, sit at the same table, and are served by the same waitress. While it is a routine meeting in a routine place, we have learned truths about God's Word that have made our life … Continue reading Christians Don’t Just Accept Truths About Jesus, They Have A Desire To Know Jesus
What do Dan Brown, Bart Ehrman, and Arius all have in common? All agree that Jesus was not truly God. In Dan Brown's famous book, The Da Vinci Code he contends that the deity of Jesus is something the Church developed a few centuries later in an effort to maintain their hierarchical power. Bart Ehrman, professor … Continue reading Does The New Testament Teach That Jesus Is God?
This week Georgia Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a bill which was aimed to protect pastors from being forced to perform gay marriages, as well as ensuring various protections for faith-based organizations. It is called the Free Exercise Protection Act and many are rightly suspicious that Deal's veto was more in response to pressure from corporate America … Continue reading The Authority of The Bible: A Response to NY Times Columnist Frank Bruni
I’m a ninja. Okay, I’m not. Even if I was, I wouldn’t tell you. Or would I? I can prove I’m a ninja. I can kill flies. Applaud me, I know you want to. But what is the consequence of killing a fly? I may be (or may not be) a ninja who kills flies … Continue reading The Good News About Good Friday
A couple of weeks ago we took a look at a much beloved passage in American Evangelicalism, 2 Chronicles 7:14. This is the one where the Lord tells Solomon, "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I … Continue reading History of an American Interpretation
Every Christian has some kind of story about how they came to the faith. Some were drug lords, prostitutes, drunkards, homosexuals, swindlers, gamblers, sex addicts, abusers, and/or a part of another religion. Those people had a very emotion filled, dramatic type of experience. Saul of Tarsus was knocked off of his donkey, visited by the … Continue reading An In-Depth Analysis of the Doctrine of Regeneration
My wife is beautiful. Seriously….she’s really hot. Dark brown hair. Darker eyes. Dark complexion. Wonderful smile. She’s the real deal. I have no shame is saying that I get excited just typing about her. And that’s just the outside. Her heart is just as wonderful, if not more so. She’s sweet, caring, compassionate, and an … Continue reading The Only Person More Beautiful Than My Wife
Whenever the subject of faith and healing is brought up people often point to the words of Jesus in Mark 11:22-24. “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he … Continue reading Some Thoughts On Faith And Healing
Many people have many different things in mind whenever the topic of hell is brought up. Some may think of a man in red tights with two horns on top of his head holding a pitchfork. Others may think of a place geographically located underneath the earth. So in the name of clarity, what I … Continue reading Is The Doctrine Of Hell Really That Important?