Much of the drama in the world news is the result of competing and clashing worldviews. The secular worldview holds up the physical world as the foundation and end of all that is. This secular worldview can manifest itself in two ways. Either the physical world will be viewed as an "object" of supreme existence … Continue reading Worldview Analysis
Month: September 2018
God Wants to Be Immanuel
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Apparently, God spent so much time in the Garden paradise that Adam recognized the sound of God as he walked in the Garden (Genesis 3:8). Sin broke that privilege of that precious closeness (Gen. 3:22-24). God did not abandon us to condemnation. God chose to … Continue reading God Wants to Be Immanuel
Meeting a Stranger
Atheism is the belief there is no god to meet. "Deism" is the belief that God made the world and left it to run down and left us on our own. The Bible presents God as a stranger who introduced himself. We have to say God is a "stranger" because he is so different than … Continue reading Meeting a Stranger
They are, as it were, in yonder gilded vessel, untossed of tempest; but they have sympathy with us in this poor heavy-laden bark, tossed with tempest and not comforted. I see them there on yonder sea of glass mingled with fire. I hear their harpings, as incessantly their joy goes up in music to the … Continue reading Angels
Believe in Jesus, Even If You Have to Sacrifice Everything?
Since the Nike campaign unleashed a PR debacle, various Christians have tried to apply their new slogan to Christian living and especially the command to sacrifice. The book of Leviticus detailed the sacrifices which God commanded the Jews. The Israelites' propensity to sin led them to sacrifice while practicing iniquity, and God refused their sacrifices. Others … Continue reading Believe in Jesus, Even If You Have to Sacrifice Everything?