Monday, June 29, 2009
A common query today may be posed to Christians: If God is perfect, and intended His world to be perfect, why did He permit Lucifer and then humanity to turn from Him? Did He lack power to restrain this occurrence, or does He not care? Many people use the argument of this world's imperfection to "prove" that God does not exist. Else, why bother with making a fallen world, and only taking a select few (the elect) to a better one, while the rest go on to punishment?
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Greetings again. This was an old question posed in a book written by A. W. Tozer decades ago. It was the name of the book, and the motivating message that was threaded through its pages. I'm not looking at the technical aspects of the crucifixion; we know that the Romans nailed our Lord to the cross, and the Jewish people handed Him over to them, to have it done. Both of these are the historical answers to the question, but I don't want to peek into the historicity of the the cross. Rather, let's look deeper as to what happened, and why.
Friday, June 26, 2009
I would like to take this time to discuss salvation, which is the essence of the Christian faith. Truth be told, it is the essence of ancient and modern religions alike. Salvation, the act of redeeming mankind from their sins, is why Jesus Christ came to this world to begin with. There is a great gulf between the world's religions and fundamental Christianity (I use the word "fundamental" because much that was Christianity has drifted into a liberalism that has defiled and corrupted Christ's teachings).