#Churchtoo #2

I wrote an entry on this idea a couple of years back. As said then, as I am now, this will not be the last. Sin abides and needs to be brought into the light; there is sin now percolating, waiting to come into the light. The story is horrific. A pastor in Indiana stepped…

An Imputed Reality

Are you a good person? The answer to that question will lead us to the Gospel or repel us from it. What defines your reality? Is it your experience or some religion? Who are you deep inside? And it is not just our initial thoughts about it either, we might all naturally think we are,…

Choices (Pain and Harm)

Recently, with Roe vs. Wade before us once again, your feeds, as well as mine, have been flooded with Pro-choice memes and hopefully other Pro-life answers. This battle will not end even if Roe is overturned. That would simply mean the laws would be made at the state level, and we would see the states…

The connection of powers

We all know, or at least we are supposed to know the three branches of government if you are American. Hopefully, the schools are still teaching these ideas despite the failure of their general operational application. The legislature is responsible for making the laws, the executive is responsible for empowering laws into action, and the…

The Gospel’s Solid Testimony

The Word of God teaches us that a solitary witness is not sufficient to make a charge against another person. Deuteronomy 17:6, 19:15. This is true in a court of law. That is why witness testimony and cross-examination are so important. When a series of witnesses repeat a testimony verbatim you know some monkey rigging has occurred….

Thou Shalt Not Steal pt. 2

This weekend I was at a Ross and perhaps that was the first problem. But as my son and I were waiting, a man sauntered out the front door carrying a stack of clothes, tripping the alarm. I assumed the security guard, who has such an obvious presence at the front door, would do something….

Two cups and God

There are cups in the Word of God, and one cup that we as Christians often partake in is that of communion. Communion is a time of the gathering of the visible church. We come to the Lord’s table to partake of the bread and the cup, pointing to Jesus’ sacrifice. It is another public…

Church follows Scripture

I just watched a debate between a couple of reformed protestants and a couple of Mormons about the importance of Sola Scriptura. You might ask why? But the topic is an important one, despite who is debating it. As we know, Mormons have other forms of revelation, the burning in the bosom, the reliance upon…

Words: A Rock and a Hard Place

Christians have a tough position of upholding the word of God while avoiding creating another scarlet letter. The word of God is the rock. Unmovable, uncompromising, un-taintable truth of God. On this, we build our foundation. As Jesus said, we will be able to stand when the winds and the rains come. We build our…

Human Freewill

So there is a discussion right now about Molinism and Calvinism as applied to human free will and the Sovereignty of God. Since all philosophical truths, and all truths for that matter, have a starting point and beginning assumptions, we ought to consider these. Putting these two systems/ideas aside for a moment, what must the…