There are popular opinions that challenge the authority of the Biblical Canon and in doing so…
I see repeatedly from Genesis to Revelation that man is given the ability to choose (free will) his path of faith, sin, and servitude within God’s sovereignty and that as a result man is held accountable for those choices.
The literary form of Genesis alone leans toward poetic more than historic. That doesn’t mean it isn’t history, it’s just very well told history through a poetic form, and not a point-by-point historical reference book.
This Neronian persecution was not a punishment for crimes committed, though he made attempts to blame Christians for the fires in Rome, this was a hatred for a group of people because of their beliefs.
These Classical concepts prepared the world to accept Christ as the Logos, and ultimately as God. The reason a Classical education is not only relevant but important to Christianity, is because God has been at work in all men to bring about his purpose of redemption and salvation.
The biblical perspective to be applied here is that Jesus commanded that our judgment of others, whether legally or morally, was to be done based on the virtue of unprejudiced judgment.
Both candidates have flaws that I could list of moral judgments, actions, and responses. Neither candidate is a representative of the Christian ideology, yet these are my choices.
From the first independent proclamation that under God, all men are created equal, the evidence of a Christian theology has permeated our constitution.
The objection the Church currently faces in a relative society is an opportunity to speak the firm truth of Christ in compassion and love, but most definitely not to retreat to doctrine that allows a person to believe they are fine as God created them.
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22–23
God made an impossible standard for us to keep – that being Holiness. He is perfect and holy, and in order for us to be in his presence we too must be perfect and holy.
With our position, as God’s children, comes responsibility, as we now represent someone other than ourselves. We have a calling. We have a purpose. We carry the name of Christian on our chest. We are marked, and as such it is rightly expected of us to act in line with our family heritage.
The irony in this whole situation is that while the FFRF claims its purpose is to protect the Constitution, they trample on the rights of the individual whom the Constitution exists to protect.
Our understanding of justice and our demand for such a metaphysical law to be upheld with certainty and devotion is absurd in a universe where God does not exist. The condition of human nature is that we recognize this reality and that while we seek for it we equally rebel against it.
Our attempt to be popular in attracting people to our sanctuaries has left our message empty and uninteresting. We are guilty of allowing people to believe they are Christians without ever confronting the Cross.
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God’s control over human free will is not in the forcing of willpower as much as it is in the allowance of limited human determination.
John Christy, a devout Christian filmmaker and student of religion, and David Smalley, an atheist activist…
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The experiment to create a harmonious secular society where God is not necessary and peace is dependent on human nature seems to be more of an ideal than a reality. If this experiment is to be tested it must prove that, where others have failed, current and future generations will succeed.
I take pride in researching all perspectives on an argument whether it is among skeptics or within Christian academics…While I admit my bias is toward Christianity this does not mean that I study with a closed mind and only consider the information which confirms my bias.
The goal of Christians should be a return to paradise as it was in the Garden of Eden where men and women worked along side each other in an egalitarian manner for God’s glory.
Man takes creative license in putting a face on a faceless being and while the face may be a reflection of man this does not make the face any less real.
“The New Testament books did not become authoritative for the Church because they were formally included in a canonical list…the Church included them in her canon because she already regarded them as divinely inspired. ” – F.F. Bruce, The New Testament Documents
“It is hard to think about the early years of American biblical archaeology without coming up with the name William Foxwell Albright” – Rachel Hallote
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“To men, some things are good and some are bad. But to God, all things are good and beautiful and just.” – Heraclitus (c. 500 BC)
Once we understand our condition of depravity we can begin to understand that the only way for God to serve perfect justice and perfect mercy was to provide for us a perfect mediator.
“Both the Bible and the Constitution were well intentioned but they are basically inherently flawed…it’s time for an amendment to the Bible.” – Piers Morgan, CNN
There are many false teachers out there preying on the spiritually vulnerable and financially desperate. Ultimately as angry as I can get at these scripture twisting charlatans the real burden of defense lies squarely on our shoulders.
While the religious beliefs we subscribe to may be a product of our environment this does nothing to disprove those beliefs. And while science has led to a better understanding of the world around us it has done nothing to remove a deity but rather has arguably done more to prove intelligence beyond our understanding.
The inherent nature of moral evil lies within humankind’s desire to satisfy our individual will over the will of God.
“The weight of evidence for an extraordinary claim must be proportioned to its strangeness.” – Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749 – 1827)
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Yesterday I was on the atheist talk show Dogma Debate Radio with David Smalley (www.dogmadebate.com). First,…
Christianity is a theistic worldview founded on factual evidence that concludes there is a supernatural deity and that the Bible is the most reliable testimony to reveal the identity of that deity as Jesus Christ.
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Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. (Colossians 2:16–17, NIV84)
In Professor John Goldingay’s class on Biblical Hermeneutics at Fuller Theological Seminary he introduces the Bible…
“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is” – President Bill Clinton
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