Tag Archive | God
If there is no authority higher than the State, then the State effectively becomes the arbiter of all that is just and right. The danger of this autonomous humanistic State is that it will not be restrained from exercising despotic and tyrannical power over its citizenry because it has become accountable to no one but itself. Recognizing no divine limit to its function, it becomes the arbiter of morals as well as policies.
Paul, Called to Be an Apostle – a sermon: God’s Sovereign Purpose of Salvation, Calling Us to Peace, even while we oppose Him – Ephesians 1:1
Time is a limited dimension, bounded by gravity and the speed of light. God exists above the limitations of the space-time continuum, and in fact created Time. Foreknowledge is possible to God because his existence is above the 4 physical dimensions we experience. His being in heaven is possibly like the 5th dimension, which is not subject to the limitations of natural time.
The Supreme Court is a Law Unto Itself – severed from the underlying principles of freedom, the nature of the Constitution, and the derivation of “rights” as the Founders understood them. This prophetic analysis of the Court’s behavior from 1995 leads directly to the decisions handed down in 2015.
On Class Reunions: There is something in the memory of youth that makes us want to return here… memories that are still living in our mind’s eye and not dead. Times of play and joy, easier times, lesser responsibilities, when we all believed in the illusion of our own immortality. Friendships, like a tribe, have lasted a lifetime. When we meet up, it is as if all the years between have disappeared and we are back to our youth. There is something here we have shared, we shared with no one else. But there is also something in our memories, which speak to our hope for eternity. It is a memory almost forgotten… buried under leaves and grass… that life goes on even after the parting of familiar friends.
“We should pass a law against bombings! …Oh, yeah, we already have one…” You cannot prevent evil people, bent upon evil, from doing evil. They will find a way to do it. What they want to do is illegal already, and the absurdity of passing a law against the crime only provides people with a […]
Are you a fan of Jesus, or a follower? A fan can sit in the stands and do the wave. A follower gets out on the field, gets dirty and bruised. No place to play it safe when you are called to serve Jesus:
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you… Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you…” John 15:18-20
God does not choose to save everyone or give to everyone the gift of faith. God is the sovereign judge of humanity, and chooses to reveal himself to some and not to others. Atheists are not atheists because they do not believe; atheists do not believe because God as hidden himself from them.
Jesus is more Jewish than You. He kept kosher food laws, tithed to the Temple and was a prophet to the nation, just like Jeremiah.