The final report on Ravi Zacharias was released this week. You can read the RZIM open letter here as well as the independent investigator's report at the end of that letter. Wow. I wrote on the intermediate statement in my December 24, 2020 post. Ravi Zacharais was a titan in Christian apologetics. Who wasn't glad … Continue reading More on Ravi Zacharias.
It's Valentine's Day Weekend! Do you have anything special planned for anyone? I rarely re-print my posts, but the one from last year is fitting. Enjoy! “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son,that whoever believes in him should not perishbut have eternal life.”John 3:16 I like Valentine’s Day. Some may … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Weekend!
Let's talk about the Sabbath Rest. No need to talk much. Scripture speaks for itself. 8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, … Continue reading Getting Prepared for Sabbath Rest.
What did you think about Wednesday's post? Is dieting really a false religion? Let's explore that some more. Here's how Bible Gateway defines false religion: The worship of anything that is not God, including any form of religion that fails to do justice to the glory and majesty of God. Scripture criticizes both the practices … Continue reading Is Dieting Really a False Religion?
Last night my eyes were opened to a portion of scripture that I had not noticed before. Who opened them? God did. My eyes are still blind, mind you, and I see only because he has given me sight. Little by little, he shows me more and more. I have found that dieting is another … Continue reading Dieting: Another False Religion.
My church just wrapped up Genesis in our bible reading plan. What a fascinating book! The more I read it, the more it intrigues me. It's full of prophecy. Last year, my wife gave me "The Moody Handbook of Messianic Prophecy" as a gift. I've spent many hours on that and have only begun to … Continue reading Old Testament Prophecy
Why is it so hard to repent? Certainly, we see need of it within our lives and the church, don't we? Let's face it, how many people sitting in church are far heavier than they should be? How many mismanage their money and time? How many couples wish their marriage was better? How many men … Continue reading What Are You Waiting For?
If you have been following me for any length of time, you know that I talk a lot about the nature of sin. It's a topic worth studying, not so that we might sin better or more often, but from a preventative perspective. What is sin, and why do I desire it so even though … Continue reading How About a Nice, Big Slice of Humble Pie?
How interesting is it that the very last chapter to John Owen's book, "The Mortification of Sin" is the one that is the most enjoyable. Prior to that, it was a tremendous amount of discussion of sin. In a nutshell, there is no delivery from indwelling sin unless one genuinely repents; and one cannot genuinely … Continue reading No Shortcuts.
I tell you what. Puritan writers certainly give me a lot to think about. Actually, it's tough reading because I realize how shallow my relationship with God is. I'm just skimming the surface. Let's take two verses from Colossians, for example: Colossians 2:13-14 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of … Continue reading Skimming the Surface.