Posts tagged ‘Truth’

Right?

In the last while I have had so many punches to the soul that I am weary. What do I mean by that?

This is all rooted in what I have termed “The Eden Syndrome” which is when people play God.

I have people respond with, “God doesn’t do that!” when I share what God wants me to do. Or someone discounts the Bible because its words do not suit their personal doctrine or theology.

Or facts of reality are roundly rejected simply because the reactor had a differing opinion.

Anyone who lives their faith openly faces this. What God wants is rarely what human society wants. Humans do not want to be humbled by God’s high ways because humility goes contrary to the obsession with “being like God” (Genesis 3:5-6) instead of serving God. The famous line from Paradise Lost rings true across the ages: Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven (Book I line 263).

Now, I have not yet been murdered or kidnapped or imprisoned as the prophets of old were. So I shouldn’t complain, I guess. Yet, I understand why Jeremiah concluded that resignation from the job as prophet was a preferred option. I also understand that, when he handed in his resignation he realized it couldn’t happen, because the words of God which were given to him had to be uttered.

What a dilemma – do what is right and get hit right in the head from those God wants rightly to save! Right?

Jesus Accepts Me

I was trying to think of how to describe my experience of Jesus, really. Read more…

The Truth About Your Father

Jesus was in a debate with the Pharisees. Remember, Pharisees were laypeople who wanted to protect their religion from foreign culture and other religions. Read more…

Love Is the Way for Life

Love, the kind Jesus talks about, is not a feeling.

Love, according to the One Who Loved Enough to Prove it on the Cross, is action in a lifestyle. Read more…

Who Is Your Father?

On June 24, 2012 I heard Ravi Zacharias refer to a march in Washington DC by atheists. Richard Dawkins, a scientist now better known for his hatred for religious people than for his work in physics, preached for the crowd to mock religious people intensely and at every opportunity.

Ravi challenged them to go do that in Saudi Arabia against Islam! Read more…