Salutations. I was recently asked, “How do you know that this (the Bible) is divinely inspired text from the creator of the universe?” Like with many things in life, we have a ton of evidence here to support the claim, but if you want 100% proof, you will not find it. You also cannot find camera footage that Michelangelo painted the Sistine chapel. However, we have many documents pointing to that fact and his style in the art work remains to this day. Because of this strong evidence, we believe he painted it. We can use that approach with God and the Bible. With that said, here are a few reasons why we can believe that the Bible is directly inspired and given to us by God. (more…)
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At some point, just about everyone asks about their purpose in life. Recently, I ran across a blog post that briefly explored the subject. While the author keeps a positive spin on it, he offers no solid answers. Thankfully, God does provide a response to this critical subject.
Salutations. This article piggybacks a bit off of my previous two about doctrine. You can check them out here and here. In those articles, I made an argument that as Christians, we live in a culture focused around ‘petty theologies’ instead of holy living. I illustrate the critical, core theologies we must have, and how the Bible steers us not to have perfect theology, but implores us to walk a holy life filled with love. Today, I focus on that topic.
Most people commonly accept the idea that we should not discuss politics, or religion, when with mixed company. Ironically enough, the media has little issue sharing their views with us over and over no matter how little we want to hear it… but, I digress. Another subject that rarely gets spoken about, even in familiar company, is death. Death tends to be that one subject that lingers in the back of our mind (more so the older one gets), yet no one actually talks about it. In my own family, most only seem to talk about it when someone actually dies… save for my Dad. (more…)
- Revelation 3:14-16 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Luke 14 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’
Matthew 6 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (more…)