On Tolerance and Dueling Religions, Christianity and Islam: A Socratic Dialogue
I am going to try something new in this diary and I hope it works. I am posting a debate that raged on over the course of about five and a half hours on Facebook between myself (a Floridian) and two northeast liberals, one of whom (Vanessa) is a friend of mine. They are from the New York / New Jersey area. I’ve modified name | Read More »
Continuing the discussion on balance.
Yesterday I had a long discussion with a very good friend of mine (one of the trio outside my wife). It naturally and largely focused on politics – given the opportunity we’d both be at a table from dusk till dawn discussing, debating and hammering out our thoughts on various issues – and I was reminded yet again of my effort and struggle that I’ve | Read More »
, declaration of independence
, glenn beck
, richard land
, tea party
You don’t have to look far to find real answers…
The message was clear this morning at church and its worth sharing. It’s common knowledge if you watch the media and read the blogs but it’s explained by a higher power. King James Version 2 Timothy 3:12 “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” As children of God and those who believe and accepted Christ we will be persecuted. | Read More »
Do Orphans Matter?
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction” James 1:27 I support some Liberal ideals. As a pastor I believe in supporting children, and teaching understanding of the world to all. I believe we were given responsibility for the earth. And I believe some liberals support these things better than some conservatives. I believe | Read More »
Summary of a Leaders Duties
These are the things I want you to teach and preach. If you have leaders there who teach otherwise, who refuse the solid words of our Master Jesus and this godly instruction, tag them for what they are: ignorant windbags who infect the air with germs of envy, controversy, bad-mouthing, suspicious rumors. These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they don’t tell | Read More »
Pro-Life! What The Bible Says.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13) Your hands made me and formed me. (Psalm 119:3) Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. (Jeremiah 1:5) I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm | Read More »
Was Jesus A Socialist?
There is a charge among some left-leaning professed Christians that conservative social policies neglect Christ’s commission to minister to the poor. Does the parable of the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25 imply Christians should petition their government to enforce “redistributive justice?” Jack Clark thinks so. We excerpt Clark’s podcast, Blast the Right, and consider his “equivalent alternative solutions challenge;” it is fine to | Read More »
, Health Care
Idolatry of the Bible – Whence Comes Your Salvation?
RedStaters, this is a letter I wrote this afternoon to a couple of friends of mine who had a question about an idolatry I identified: Idolatry of the Bible. We were discussing starting a Bible study locally and I wanted to make clear that my intention would be to focus any study of the Bible on its relationship to Jesus. I ended up with a | Read More »
The People Said, “Give Us A King!”
I was thinking about this past election, and I find a striking similarity to a passage in 1st Samuel Chapter 8:4-22. The Word will be black with normal text. My comments will be in blue and italics. 4 Then all the responsible men of Israel got together and went to Samuel at Ramah, 5 And said to him, See now, you are old, and your | Read More »
Daily Bible Reading
I have been doing a daily bible reading for a while. It resets at the first of the year. You’ll read the Old Testament once and the Psalms and New Testament twice. If it’s something you might be interested in, go here: http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/devotions/daily.reading.bible/ You can also get it downloaded as an .ical file and put on your calendar, which I do for when I’m traveling.
Now we get liberalism “until it comes out of our nostrils”
Using analogies is always risky, as they often fall apart under scrutiny. But in this case, I’ll take the risk. And it’s Sunday, so the Biblical reference is apropos. In the Old Testament, Moses wrote of the trials of the Israelites as they wandered the desert during their forty years of exile. During this period, the LORD provided the Israelites with manna (“manna from heaven”) | Read More »
The Bible prophesies victory
1:5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.
Obama’s character? Actions speak louder than words.
Who is Barack Obama? We read in the Bible: “by their fruits ye shall know them” (Matt. 7:20). It really does not matter what Barack says, because that may not be the truth. What Barack has done is important, because actions do not lie. When paying respect to our country and the American flag, does Barack place his hand over his heart? You would expect | Read More »
, Bill Ayers
, Jeremiah Wright
Thou Shalt Listen to Sarah
Genesis 21:9-12: And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, making merry. And Sarah said to Abraham,” Drive out this handmaid and her son, for the son of this handmaid shall not inherit with my son, with Isaac.” But the matter greatly displeased Abraham, concerning his son. And God said to Abraham, “Be not displeased concerning the lad | Read More »