The necessity of setting aside a secular and humanistic understanding of the love of God is reflected in the fact that the Bible teaches that God is love, but He is also the God that hates. Unless God is understood through the lens of Scripture, the darkened mind of man will change Him into the … Continue reading Pray for Agape Love
“Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4). The Bible says that immorality is sin. The Bible also says that sex is not a sin. It is the wrong use of sex that is a sin. –Billy Graham Philosophers and writers have talked about the … Continue reading A Message for Young People: Sex and Marriage
While keeping in mind the Hebraism of comparative affection, there are passages in the Bible that do present the hatred of God, not as something less, in comparison, but as an active manifestation of His hatred for sin, and thus the sinner. The two cannot be separated in the day of ultimate judgment. God will … Continue reading Is God’s Unconditional Love A Dangerous Message?
“Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”—Genesis 3:16, KJV A Traditional Understanding: Women desire to have authority over men, and so was judged by God. A Non-Traditional … Continue reading What Women Want
A subdivision of theology is called eschatology. The word is derived from the Greek, eschaton, which refers to the future, or the last things. There should be an interest in eschatology because we are mortal, and must deal with death. We do not like to think about death. We avoid the subject seriously if at … Continue reading My Heart is in Heaven
Seven Eyes Upon One Stone “Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, … Continue reading Seven Eyes Upon One Stone
I do realize that today, April 5, 2020, is Palm Sunday, which honors the moment when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on a donkey, prior to being betrayed by His disciple, Judas Iscariot. I do not want to diminish the importance of this event, but I would like to move forward in the narrative, and draw … Continue reading Seven Trials for the Savior