In an active pandemic world we hear a lot about rights. At the foundation of any personal right is the assumption that being given that right is what best serves society and the individual. In other words you have the right because that right is what is right for the individual and all individuals as they live and interact with each other in society. I think that the vast majority of people define a “Christian country” as a society that allows freedoms, assigns rights only limiting them when the actions of a person will cause harm to another person. Constitutions were written and rights assigned under the belief that protecting people from being oppressed by the government or injured, displaced or otherwise interfered with by fellow citizens, must be preserved.(more…)
Let’s stick with online and small socially distanced gatherings which are essential and complementary to our personal growth rather than creating a church that is essential and complementary to the community growth of the virus.
If you have been a Christian for any amount of time you have heard someone somewhere talking about their “prophetic” intuition into the end times. From the time of the apostles to this very day people have believed that their generation is the one that will see Christ return. Some lived/live in anticipation knowing that as much as they believe that they will be the last, it is quite possible the trumpet will remain silent. Others, whether for reasons of personal gain or fear of being wrong, have created elaborate chains of Bible verses connected to current events to lay out a case for why they are right. Then when it doesn’t happen, come up with a new chain to explain why the old chain was a misunderstanding and why this one is right. That being said…(more…)
Sin was never God’s plan therefore the result of sin, sickness and death, was the curse of not following God’s plan – Enter Jesus, God’s plan to deal with sin, to deal with man’s choice not to go with God’s plan in the Garden and remain sinless.(more…)
Following Jesus isn’t easy. I guess there are those who would disagree, those who would look down on me for admitting that I struggle, but I do. When the world whispers in your ear, “This is what life should look like,” it is tough to embrace a totally different way of living. I don’t think I am alone when I say I look for people who are seen by the rest of the world as a big deal including social media influencers, pastors, political leaders, superstar musicians, athletes and actors that follow the same faith I do so that my faith in some way is validated.(more…)
I made the Holy S***** a bad word.
When I talk to fellow Christians I don’t often find myself using S***** in conjunction with Holy. I have no problems talking about God or Jesus but the Holy Sp****, these are words that, when put together, are not part of my vocabulary. I do not deny that God has power. I believe the stories recorded in the Gospels that document the miracles performed by Jesus. Still, when it comes to things that happen right now I am more likely to attribute them to God or Jesus not a move or power initiated by the Holy Spi***. I treat these word, like they are bad words when used together.(more…)