“I’ll go to the store tomorrow.” One recognizes this as a very simple sentence; yet, there is an unspoken understanding associated with the thought – provided. Humans can know what was and what is, but the future can only be spoken of in possibilities, probabilities, and potential. The simple reason lies in the fact that … Continue reading Omniscience and the Preservation of Free Will
Read 1 John 3:16 … On the heels of John 3:16 where Christians are told that God gave his only begotten Son for the whole of mankind, it seems almost too coincidental that in 1 John 3:16 one sees exactly what the Son gave: his life. What an incredible responsibility Christians have been given! In … Continue reading Living a Paradox
Read John 3:16 … THE verse, right? This single verse has been hailed as the central core of the Gospel. It finds its way onto television during sporting events – how many remember the guy with the rainbow colored wig holding up the “John 3:16” sign? It is one of the first verses children learn … Continue reading THE Verse
Read Revelation 3:15-16 … The Laodiceans, from what can be found in the historical records, were a prosperous people; perhaps not the congregation in particular, but certainly those of the area generally. The town was a banking center so there was money about. The area was known for the production of black wool which was … Continue reading Just Right is Just Wrong
The Uses of Scripture in Recent Theology may not be for the casual reader in the Church, but David H. Kelsey has produced an examination of how Scripture is used as authority for theological propositions that deserves to be read by those that engage the Holy Writ in exegesis, didactic, and apologetic endeavors. All Christians, … Continue reading The Uses of Scripture in Recent Theology
So, a while back I was sent a summons for Jury Duty. Yuck, right? Well, when I was finally selected to be considered for a jury and we were being examined by the Defense Attorney this question came up: “Do you think you could convict a man of murder knowing that the death penalty could … Continue reading Guilty or Not Guilty?
Read 2 Peter 3:14-16 … In chapter 3 of the second letter, Peter reminds his readers that there are always those that stand to the side and kibitz, and in at this point Peter is saying there are some that even second guess God. But never fear, our Lord is not slow to fulfil his … Continue reading A Twist in the Story