Christmas is a time to celebrate God's gift to us. He gave us His Son who is the Lord and Savior of this world. As our Lord and Savior, He provides us with a whole new way of life. In what way does Jesus provide us with a whole new way of life? (1) Jesus … Continue reading In what ways does Jesus provide us with a whole new way of life?
In The God Delusion Richard Dawkins says, “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” But is this true? Is God who … Continue reading What should we think of God’s command to destroy an entire nation?
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