Archive for the ‘Theology’ Category

h1

The Sins We Love

June 18, 2015

The sins we hate are also the sins we love because they are also the ones we are too familiar with. They are like old dreaded friends of a schizophrenic. We know they aren’t right, yet we can’t help but hang out with them. Sometimes it gets so bad that we end up destroying the relationships that mean the most to us, especially with God. While these videos are meant for comedy, they still touch on the essence of what it’s like to struggle with temptation, and have it dominate you.

The world will tell us there is freedom in being autonomous, sustaining some invented reality for ourselves, and reaching our supposed self-actualization through others making much of us. But this is all a lie. There is real freedom in being set free from our sin. Especially the sin we love.


Read the rest of this entry ?

Advertisements
h1

Welcome To My Worst News/ Best News Blog!

October 3, 2012

Welcome to my worst-news/best-news blog!


R.C. Sproul gospel excerpt (3:48 )

Mark Driscoll on “religion” (17:23)

Testimony of Johnny Cash (6:49)

Andy Hunter Outro (3:25)

What does Galatians 3:6-14 tell us about the real gospel? Answer: What it really is! (click here for more)

Read about the missing gospel here.

Listen to the missing gospel here.

Good luck finding a church today that loves truth and loves the real gospel. The church is plagued with anti-nomianism and legalism…

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

T.D. Jakes At The ER2

March 31, 2012

Brief thoughts on the ER2 and T.D. Jakes

Yes, as Christians it is good that we give people the benefit of the doubt. However, the ER2 did not really do its job and press T.D. Jakes on if he retracts any of his oneness teachings in the past, which should have been done, and Jakes would have done if he really did change his view. Also, Jakes affirming Driscoll’s quick list of points doesn’t do anything when Jakes also just got done saying he prefers to NOT say “persons” but “manifestations” in regard to the Trinity. That issue should have been specifically addressed. Should it not have?

Jakes’ core verse to back this, and to assume that the idea of manifestations “is Pauline”, comes from 1 Tim 3:16. However, if you look into it you’ll find that the original manuscripts actually say “he (Jesus) was manifest in the flesh”, not “God was manifest in the flesh”. It is now known that someone fudged with one manuscript and changed the Greek word “he” into “God” (the abbreviation for God). This is very easy to do by just adding 2 line strokes. Thus, Jakes’ main support verse doesn’t really support his view at all, hence it clearly not being original.

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Why Do You Believe In Biblical Miracles While Rejecting Other Miracles?

December 24, 2011

There’s a debate on youtube where college students debate the topic of miracles. When I find it I’ll post it on here because it’s pertinent to this issue.

Often when there are debates on the topic of miracles this question is raised by the naturalistic atheist, namely, why do Christians only nitpick and choose to believe in the Biblical miracles, yet reject all other miracle claims? Is there a double standard going on? Is the Christian behaving inconsistently here and arbitrarily giving the Bible the benefit of the doubt?

Here’s my quick response to this important question:

First we need to define what we mean by a “miracle”. Usually what the naturalist will mean by this is any phenomenon that is not “natural”. I would argue that this is a bad standard because of the fact that morality and logic are not ordinarily accounted for by “nature” alone. I’d argue that morality is “supernatural” behavior. The fact that you’re even reading this or agree that molesting kids for the fun of it is always morally wrong is proof of this. If what “nature” cannot account for is to be considered a miracle then all humans have miraculous behavior. Philosophical Naturalism can only give us “what is”, not “what should be”, and morality and logic say we shouldn’t do certain things and that we shouldn’t contradict.

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

What Should Christians Tell Their Children About Santa?

December 9, 2011

Over the last year I have personally changed my view on Santa Clause, namely, that Christian parents would do well to tell their kids the truth from the get-go. I didn’t come to these conclusions on my own but was challenged, and after thinking it over became more convinced. These views are simply my own, and I’m not going to be legalistic about it. I would like to simply share my thoughts and try to point out some important things that we ought to consider. Let us reason together…

I was listening to a Christian radio station in Seattle today, one I often find exhorting, and the host mentioned that his opinion on the matter is that we should tell our kids that Santa exists. He remembers the fun of it as a kid and doesn’t think other kids should miss out. He also had a balanced view in that we shouldn’t try to control our kids with the idea of Santa, hence, scaring them that he wont give them presents unless they behave, but should welcome it as a fun fantasy.

Here’s the big problems I now have with telling our kids that Santa Clause exists:

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Jews, Muslims, Unitarians, Jehova’s Witnesses, and Mormons, Need To Connect The Biblical Dots

September 16, 2011

I’ve heard Muslims say many times that “the prophets of the OT don’t mention Jesus”. Actually, this assumtion goes against the Jewish quest to find Messianic passages. Granted, many Jews today reject that Jesus is their Messiah, however, how can one escape the clear connection between Christ and Isaiah 53, Daniel 9, etc?

Further, how can a Jew who rejects Jesus Christ as Messiah, make sense of Psalm 110? This is one of the greatest Messianic Psalms in all the Torah (OT). Yet, the only way to make sense of this Messianic Psalm is if Jesus, as revealed in the NT, is the Divine Messiah.

This Psalm says two profound things:

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

What Should We Assume And Not Assume About TAG? (Clarifications Within Presuppositional Apologetics)

May 8, 2011

What is TAG? TAG stands for the transcendental argument for God’s existence. It is a form of apologetics under the umbrella of presuppositional apologetics. Presuppositional apologetics examines what a person already supposes or assumes about reality and the world. Just like there can be only one Highlander, so there can only be one worldview which is most consistent with all of reality. Is Christianity it? TAG is a part of presupositional apologetics that shows this to be the case. TAG especially helps show that “naturalistic” atheism can’t be correct because TAG reveals how without God there would be no such thing as thinking or morality. It is a powerful apologetic. It’s usually confusing at first but then begins to make a lot of sense. Thankfully, presupositional apologetics is starting to catch on more in mainstream Christianity.

However, here are some concerns I have with how people use TAG:

(1) Is it sinful to use historical and scientific methods to prove God’s existence like many proponents of TAG claim?

Read the rest of this entry ?