Is there a scriptural mandate I am missing, or is this simply a cultural thing?
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Is there a scriptural mandate I am missing, or is this simply a cultural thing?
Monday, December 17, 2007
How would you answer? What would you say is the defining point that makes one a Christian. You have one sentence of reasonable length and 30 seconds to respond to the person asking this question, which will be seen by millions of television viewers.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Together with Kirk Cameron they host "The Way of The Master" television series. If you have not read brother Comfort's material you are indeed missing out.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
The little shiny plastic in your wallet is simply the symptom of a much greater problem; the ability to live within our means.
What if anything can be done to repair the incredible damage already produced?
Why has the family unit eroded so quickly? There are several answers I'm sure and I don't suggest to have them all but let's look at a few.
"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people."
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I am going to ask you a question that will surely raise the hackles of many fellow bloggers.
You may not think you are being ruled by a commentary but let me ask you a few questions.
- When you are unclear as to the meaning of a text, do you automatically skim to the notes for an interpretation?
- Must you check each doctrinal point you believe with what your favorite commentator has written. If there are differences, do you give up what you believe simply because you are inferior in education?
- Do you tend to quote a preacher, commentator, etc, often when either discussing theology, or preaching from the pulpit. Do you let commentators have the final say over the "sticky" texts?
- Can you from scripture alone, make a convincing argument for the doctrines you believe and hold to be true?
- Do you find your faith and convictions shaken when you read that some famous preacher believes otherwise than you on certain passages of scripture?
As always, your thoughts are most welcome.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Dear reader, to whom are you giving the glory today? Is your life a testimony of God's grace?
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Dim lighting. Throbbing bass. Pulsating drums. Emotionally charged music. Repetitive phrasing.
Ok, so maybe that doesn't describe your church's worship. But what is worship?
Does worship require the following aspects:
While none of these things are inherently wrong, do they in themselves comprise true worship?
Please let me know your thoughts...
Friday, October 12, 2007
Reading through the four books of Kings and Chronicles is similar to riding a roller coaster. You go from one king who walks in the ways of the Lord and then bang right to the next who turns his back on God.
However what strikes me more is the ones that start off serving the Lord with all their might and by the end of their life have become either apostate or cold in their devotion towards Jehovah. They are the ones that you thought certainly would never turn their backs on God or put their trust in other nations or gods.
From reading the account of the kings and their lives I realize that the Lord is presenting us with a warning not to faint or shirk back from following Him. He desires those who will walk by faith, trusting Him alone when all seems logically impossible.
Did not Moses warn the Israelites before they took their inheritance?
"And it shall be, when the LORD your God shall have brought you into the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you great and goodly cities, which you built not, and houses full of all good things, which you filled not, and wells dig, which you digged not, vineyards and olive trees, which you planted not; when you shall have eaten and be full; Then beware lest you forget the LORD, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. You shall fear the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name."
We have all seen those who started well in the faith and were joyful to serve the Lord, thanking Him for saving them from their sins and granting them eternal life. Yet somewhere along the way they became offended, or maybe were discouraged, or possibly refused to let go of fleshly desires. Perhaps their faith was being tested and they shrank back into the security of tangible riches. Whatever the reason, ultimately their hearts were drawn away from their first love, the Lord Jesus Christ, to temporal matters of this life.
"Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life." Proverbs 4:23
Are we letting other things ensnare our heart and cause it to move its affection away from Christ? Do you love things and people more than God? If so, beware you are on the slippery path of idolatry. The apostle John's final admonition in his first epistle was to keep oneself from idols.
Idolatry causes our worship and adoration to transfer from Christ to that of His enemy, Satan. Where is your worship going today?
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
1. Welsh Enjoy
2. Ten John Won
3. Canons By Fry
4. Anhydrous Lot
5. Lugger Elm Ore
6. Dowdy Got Him
7. Domains Adjourn
8. Sharecrop Lunges
9. Laminate Wildly
10.Greeted Weigh Foil
I will post the answers in a day or so.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
How about you; can you honestly say that you are free from each and every one of these sins listed? Let's take a look:
Adultery: Remember that Jesus said if you look at a woman to lust after her in your heart you are just as guilty as if you had committed the very act.
Fornication: many young people today seem to think it's ok to have premarital sex. I wonder what version they have been reading.
Uncleanness: This has much more to do that simply our outward appearance. Rather God looks at our thought life and our heart's attitude. Are your thoughts morally pure at this moment?
Lasciviousness: One who is inclined to lustfulness in thought or action.
Idolatry: We all know this refers not only to idols of stone and wood but those we set up on the altar of our heart. Perhaps you have something that you esteem higher than Christ?
Witchcraft: This one is becoming increasingly common in our land today. There are many facets of witchcraft from fortune telling, divining, to things such as water witching and ouija boards.
Hatred: very self explanatory.
Variance: Do you find yourself constantly arguing with others, quarreling over petty issues or finding disagreement simply for arguments sake?
Emulations: According to the dictionary this would mean a desire to equal or exceed others. Another common name is jealousy.
Wrath: Those with excessive anger tend to overreact in judgement and often appear harsh and overbearing.
Strife: Do your words and comments sound bitter and antagonistic?
Seditions: Do you have an attitude of rebelliousness against your authorities and leaders? Do you talk about your boss, pastor, or people to whom you owe respect honor and loyalty behind their back?
Envyings: Do you suffer from feelings of inadequacy? If only we had this or that, or if our (fill in the blanks) was as nice as our neighbor.
Murders: Jesus pointed out that our anger towards a fellow brother can have the same results in our heart.
Drunkenness: "Well I know it's wrong to get drunk, but I only get tipsy once in a while. After all I need to fit in with the crowd." What about your intoxication with the technologies and pleasures of this world? Have they made you drunk?
Revellings: Are you the life of the party? Do you find that you must take everything to the extremes in order to have a good time? Does your pleasure come from the affluence around you or are you finding satisfaction in God. Do you delight in Him above all else?
Obviously God is more concerned about our conduct than how correct and detailed our theology is.
What does your theology say about the kingdom of God? Will you inherit it based on this above list? Please explain your answer.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
"And I beheld, and, see, in the middle of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the middle of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat on the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints.
And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth."
To whom is the writer referring in this passage? Who will reign on the earth and when exactly will this take place?
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his death; If by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
What exactly is Paul referring to? Can you explain?
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
A few weeks ago, the CHP issued a news release to warn parents that Ottawa had allocated $300 million of taxpayers’ money for a vaccine to be given to girls aged 9 to 12.
The vaccine, Gardasil, claims to prevent a sexually transmitted disease—Human Papiloma Virus, or HPV—that causes about 95% of cervical cancer in women.
Gardasil is the Tories’ Adscam. But alas, as far as we can determine none of Canada’s mainstream ‘news’ media passed our warming on.
Actually, Gardasil only protects against four of the 30 kinds of HPV; and there are many other reasons for concern about this raid on the public treasury by Big Pharma:
• The drug has not been tested on pre-adolescent girls;
• Giving young children a vaccine for a disease that is only spread by sexual promiscuity sends a bad message: “We expect you to be promiscuous, but your government will protect you against the consequences of irresponsible behaviour.”
• HPV is a disease spread by behaviour, so even if Gardasil eliminates the four kinds of HPV against which it may provide immunity, the other 26 kinds will become epidemic if behaviour is not changed—or if promiscuous behaviour is stimulated.
• No one knows what side-effects this vaccine will have on these girls in future years: might it render them sterile?
• A few years ago, the company promoting Gardasil (Merck-Frosst) marketed an inadequately-tested analgesic, Vioxx, and suffered about $1.2 billion in liability judgements; it looks suspiciously as though Canadian taxpayers were being made to rescue Big Pharma from their legal woes—and that young girls are to be used as foils to con the taxpayers.
• The point man for the lobbyists working for Merck-Frosst to promote mandatory vaccination of young children with Gardasil is a former policy advisor to Prime Minister Harper. That relationship is just too close for comfort.
• No one knows how long the effect of a vaccination will last. The HPV epidemic could rebound, worse than ever.
• The plan to vaccinate children against 4 out of 30 forms of HPV is not like vaccinating people against diseases like polio: an un-vaccinated person can still transmit polio to others by casual contact; but HPV is only spread by sexual promiscuity. Like HIV, it is primarily a behavioural disease. A false sense of security actually increases risk.
Germany, the UK and Austria have already swallowed Merck’s bitter pill; but in the USA, several states are resisting this campaign for mandatory vaccination of young girls with an inadequately-tested product. One is Massachusetts, where a citizens’ group called “Mass Resistance”—headed by a good friend of the CHP, Rev. Michael Carl—is organizing voters to stop the plan.
Helping Mass Resistance oppose this insidious campaign is John R. Diggs, Jr., MD—an internationally recognized expert on sexually-transmitted diseases. He warns that it’s dangerous to create a false sense of security about “safe sex”. He compares the Gardasil campaign to the push to promote condoms, and he cites a five-year-old study by the National Institutes of Health—the largest health research body in the world—which found condoms “very ineffective” in controlling the spread of 6 of 8 STDs for which they were tested. Most people have still not heard of that study, because most of our ‘news’ media are avid promoters of the idea that we should be able to have sex whenever we want, with whomever we want, however we want—as long as we wear a condom. In fact, Dr. Diggs says, that philosophy has resulted in more STDs (not less), more unwanted pregnancies (not less) and more abortions. The epidemic rates of STDs caused by the condom-pushers has made cervical cancer the most common complication of sexually-transmitted disease; it has caused widespread sterility, suffering and even death.
You can hear Dr. Diggs’ comments at this web-site:
LISTEN TO interview with Dr. John Diggs - March 17, 2007 (19 minutes)
If Canada’s ‘news’ media can’t be trusted to give you the truth—and never forget, for example, that CTV is a sponsor of Toronto’s infamous ‘Pride’ Parade—then Canadian parents must inform themselves. Dr. Diggs’ testimony is a very good starting-point.
What should citizens do, once they have this information?
1 - Phone your MP (and your MLA, MNA or MPP—health care delivery is a matter of provincial jurisdiction) and tell them to scrap Ottawa’s bail-out of Big Pharma… and tell them not to put our daughters at risk.
2 - Join the CHP, the only federal party willing to speak for you on important issues like this.
3 - Donate to the CHP at www.chp.ca — Your support helps us continue to offer Canadians the opportunity to vote for the one federal party committed to moral governance.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Here is the background behind their Wish List. I guess the results caused them to severely downplay the reporting.
And this one...
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Then ask yourself, is your choice of nominee consistent with your personal views?
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
He is requesting that you immediately de-link him so as to prevent others from inadvertently running across this site.
I do hope he will re-emerge soon as his content and insight are greatly appreciated.