A guilty conscience is a constant accuser. You can’t escape from yourself. But there is a way to find peace with a cleansed conscience.
What Donald Trump Should Have Said After Charlottesville. In 1977, the ACLU defended the right of the Ku Klux Klan to march through Skokie, Illinois, through a neighborhood where many survivors of the Holocaust lived, and even defended the KKK’s right to wear Swastikas! The motive of the KKK was not love, but hate. Yet […]
Ministry is done by all the people of God, not a specialized clergy. Each person is responsible to hear from God what He has called them to do.
“Judge not, lest you be judged” has been misinterpreted to mean that no matter what anyone does, we should not judge the behavior. He pointed out that we are not to condemn someone for their sins, lest we get condemned for ours, but that does NOT mean we are not to discern what is right and wrong, or identify certain behaviors as sin.Grace does not mean there is no law and we are free to behave any way we wish. Grace is to lead us to holiness, which is the walking in the presence of God and reflecting his character.
Fundamentalism has unconsciously imposed an Enlightenment Rationalist Worldview upon the Gospel writers, who never intended the Gospels to be interpreted simply as a strict chronological recounting of historical events. They were writing theological pamphlets intended to prove that Jesus was the fulfillment of the prophetic types present in Genesis to Joshua. By arguing as Enlightenment Rationalists, Fundamentalists have undermined their own efforts because they have not understood the original writers’ intent.
Why did Jesus have to be baptized by John? He said, “it is necessary to fulfill all righteousness…” What did Jesus mean by that? Why are there no records of miracles as a child?
God is the Sovereign Judge of the Human Soul. He gives faith and salvation to those whom he choses, but he does not do so on a whim. He sees the human heart and ‘gives to every one according to his deeds.’ Desiring all to be saved, but knowing not all want to find God… he gives people the destiny of their own choosing.