Tag Archive | God
I have given up reason in order to see with the eyes of faith, for only through faith does the world make sense. Reason reaches its limit with what it can see and hold and measure, but it cannot see what is yet to come. Faith, it says, is the substance of things hoped for and the conviction of things unseen. These things are not accessible in the natural realm of reason or the senses.
In Greek, apostle merely means someone who is a messenger, “he who is sent. ” In that sense, missionaries can be apostles if they plant churches, disciple people, and oversee plantings. Few of the current day “apostles” do signs and wonders, and many who claim that title are not church planters. Instead, they seem to be more like CEO’s of large coporations.
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 […]