When evaluating the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 with sober reflection and reduced emotional passion, the best and worse of human nature has been revealed. The heart of more than one dictator has been manifested in state governors, and other officials, who wielded their power in an irrational and capricious manner. Silly rules and regulations were … Continue reading What Does It Means to Be A Christian?
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”—Psalm 33:12 It was midnight, July 1, 1776, as Caesar Rodney rode hard in the rain, splashing through the mud on his way to Philadelphia where the Second Continental Congress was meeting. Despite the harsh weather and his own physical pain from a cancerous facial tumor, Rodney … Continue reading This is My Country
“These are the feasts of the Lord”--Leviticus 23:4 “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27). Feast of Passover. Christ is our Passover. “For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us” (1 Cor. 5:7). Feast of Unleavened Bread. Christ is … Continue reading FINDING CHRIST IN ALL THE BIBLICAL FEASTS
In English, the word love is comprehensive. It conveys an emotional fondness for ice cream, baseball, a child, and a spouse. In the Greek, the word love is used more precisely. There is eros love. There is philein love. There is agape love. It is instructive that the word eros does not occur in the … Continue reading If You Love Jesus, You Must Love Others
Conservative theologians distinguish among three categories of love, as far as they relate to the character of God: God’s Benevolent Love, God’s Beneficent Love, and God’s Complacent Love. Regarding God’s love of benevolence, the prefix, bene, means “good” or, “well.” There is the “benediction” at the end of the service, a “good saying”, whereby the … Continue reading God’s Benevolent Love
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
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?