Thursday, March 26, 2015

Speaking for God, Part 2

It is pointless, to be polite, to preface any statement with “I think” or “I feel” or “I believe” when it comes to pronouncements about God’s intentions toward man or how He created us to be. This is a subjective thought that has no moral authority to rest upon; it begins with the speaker and carries no further, denoting rather personal preference over what is truly good or evil, right or wrong. In fact such thinking nullifies the concepts of good and evil or right and wrong, since it permits every single individual to re-create them as they see fit to govern their own lives with. The outcome of this is the widespread pain and misery engulfing our planet, as the apostle warns: “Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures,” James 4:1-3.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Speaking for God, Part 1

There is certainly a popular trend today. That trend happens can be found plastered across not only Internet chats and comments but in person to person conversation; it’s the alarming trend of endeavoring to speak for God. Unfortunately most of what is being said “out there” runs utterly contrary to previous declarations of what God has said which alludes to a disturbing and careless mindset in the American public. We no longer appear interested in what God may actually have said (via revelation) but lean toward what we would like Him to say, or liken Him to ourselves and from that premise deduce what we think He would say. There is a horrific amount of error to be found in this thinking, and since such people base their authority solely upon their feelings or opinions it removes them from proper correction according to what God has actually said on any given topic.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What Can I Make the Bible Say? Works Salvation Conclusion

I will touch one final time on the topic of works salvation or conditional security before moving on. I grant that there are a few more choice passages that seem, when taken in isolation, to teach something contrary to the overall tenor of what Scripture teaches. I shall mention a few more verses or passages, such as Hebrews 6:4-9 or Revelation chapters 2 and 3; but I have spent a good deal of time already in former posts treating on these passages.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Why do you Sleep? Luke 22:46

In my conversations with a number of professing Christians over the last some months I have observed a strange occurrence that seems to be pandemic in the church at large. There are Christians that seem to know quite little about the Bible, and therefore know just as little about the God whose Bible it is.
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