Category: Faith and Politics

A Christmas Poem

Photo by eberhard 🖐 grossgasteiger on Unsplash Twas the night before Christmas, deep in my heart, peace and joy from above, may it never depart. Take hold without guidance, the reins of my life. Embrace disappointments, setbacks and strife. Worried and fearful, beating my chest, cancels dependence from One who knows best. Knowing our nature … Continue reading A Christmas Poem

A Gift of Simplicity

Photo courtesy of Unsplash and Kelly Sikkema “…..the very smallest thing that we allow in our lives that is not under the control of the Holy Spirit is sufficient to account for spiritual confusion, and spending time thinking about it will never make it clear. Spiritual confusion can only be conquered through obedience. As soon … Continue reading A Gift of Simplicity

Fear and Worry (Cheap Grace #2)

A Happy Place THE STORY (The New Testament, not the current popular book) gives understanding of God’s desire to rescue His creation from the enslavements of sin, ones that bind us to jealousies, fears, worries, hates and addictions, to name a few. He chose a way for any man (and woman) to achieve the seemingly … Continue reading Fear and Worry (Cheap Grace #2)

Cheap Grace (Am I Going to Heaven Part 4a)

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." was spoken by Jesus and recorded by St. Mark. Adam and Eve rejected God’s instructions and their sin was disastrous to all mankind once God responded to their blatant disobedience. Paul tells us in Romans 3:10 and … Continue reading Cheap Grace (Am I Going to Heaven Part 4a)

Am I Going to Heaven? Part 3

But I was saved as a child. I was baptized as a child. Doesn’t that guarantee I’ll go to heaven? This question, mostly from inactive Christians, is a conundrum. (conundrum: [noun] an intricate and difficult problem, a question or problem having only a conjectural answer, Webster’s). Is once saved, always saved, Scriptural? Jesus own words … Continue reading Am I Going to Heaven? Part 3

Am I Going to Heaven? Part 2

‘They will never accept grace until they tremble before a just and holy law.’ Charles Spurgeon. ‘Evermore the law must prepare the way for the gospel. To overlook this in instructing souls is almost certain to result in false hope, the introduction of a false standard of Christian experience, and to fill the church with … Continue reading Am I Going to Heaven? Part 2

Be Anxious for Nothing Part 5

Be Anxious for Nothing Part 5

  “........And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians‬ ‭4:4-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬ When we relinquish our self, IN EVERY SITUATION, to God’s guidance and authority, the result WILL “transcend understanding”. Paul gave notice this gift of peace comes from our relationship with Him, meaning … Continue reading Be Anxious for Nothing Part 5

Be Anxious for Nothing Part 4

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your … Continue reading Be Anxious for Nothing Part 4

Be Anxious for Nothing Part 3

A Near Perfect Day! “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all … Continue reading Be Anxious for Nothing Part 3

Be Anxious For Nothing Part 2

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your … Continue reading Be Anxious For Nothing Part 2

Be Anxious For Nothing

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your … Continue reading Be Anxious For Nothing

Are The Commandments Just Good Suggestions?

One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like … Continue reading Are The Commandments Just Good Suggestions?

In Defense of the Word #2

Part 1 covered a position of belief the Bible can’t be considered reliable in its entirety due to the same ages old arguments. Believing God is the almighty, omnipotent, merciful and loving God He proclaims to be, how could we simultaneously believe He left us with a flawed and dysfunctional instruction manual? Searching for the … Continue reading In Defense of the Word #2

A Perspective on Eternity

Hmmmmmm!? What is your eternal perspective, meaning, does your lifestyle choices result in rewards or punishments in some life when you die? If your life was shortened by accident or infirmary, (and this can happen to anyone) are you currently at peace with what you believe happens afterwards? Most want to know what happens after … Continue reading A Perspective on Eternity

“In My Heart” Means What?

“Heart colored glasses” Much thought was given my decision the Bible is inerrant (see previous blog), but I certainly don’t believe in name and claim it, either. The way this works for me is complicated, but I’ll do my best to put it into words. When I intentionally put “remembering God” and His written words … Continue reading “In My Heart” Means What?

Is Genesis Relevant Today?

One argument commonly given over to Genesis is why God would allow an “imperfection” within His creation. Why would this be considered an imperfection? We all have a nose and because we smell unpleasant odors, is our nose imperfect because it doesn’t automatically filter these out? My case is you can easily go out of … Continue reading Is Genesis Relevant Today?

Was God Created by Man as Bill Maher Contends?

One thought to consider on this remarkable man’s claim (see previous post) came to me watching a Bill Maher “documentary”. Unlike many conservatives I keep up with the latest liberal media positions to consider their merits and reasonings in order to challenge and test my own held beliefs. In Bill Maher’s atheistic zeal to uproot … Continue reading Was God Created by Man as Bill Maher Contends?