Stand to Reason Blog: The Bible Was Only Written by Men…

Hello all!

I want to pop in quickly and share a blog post that I found to be thought provoking.  It comes from the blog “Stand to Reason” (I found it by way or friends blog).  The post is titled “The Bible Was Only Written by Men…and Men Make Mistakes.”.   In the post, the author points out two big flaws to this argument. 

Flaw 1: “…it doesn’t follow that because the Bible’s written by men, that it therefore must be in error. Human error is possible, not necessary. If human error were always necessary in anything man said, this challenge would be self-refuting (“suicide tactic”). If all human claims were necessarily in error, then the claim that the Bible was written by men and men make mistakes would also be in error because it’s a claim made by men who err, defeating itself.”

Flaw 2: “Second, this is circular reasoning. If there’s good evidence the Bible can be trusted, then the issue of man’s involvement is moot…”

The author adds additional insight to both propositions but keeps ii conveniently succinct, so be sure to check it out here.

God bless and veritas supra omnis!

John 15:12-13 and Dr. Matthew’s Passion

Hello all!

I’m excited to say that I’ve finished my second quarter finals (I’m attending Oak Brook College of Law and working to get my Paralegal Certification) so I actually have time to work on blog related items.   Maybe I’ll actually deliver on my commitment to post regularly. 🙂  

Several days ago, by way of Rod Dreher’s blog (see left hand sidebar for link) I ran across a fabulous article/story from 2001 titled “Dr. Matthew’s Passion”.   It tells the story of Dr. Matthew Lukwiya, a doctor who risked his life on numerous occasions for the sake of the Gospel and the people of Northern Uganda.  Ultimately, he made the ultimate sacrifice while successfully fighting to stem the tide of an Ebola outbreak.   John 15:12-13 says: 

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (ESV)

We’ve all probably heard this passage expounded on numerous times from the pulpit, but trying to apply it’s truth and exhortation is a tall order to say the least.   Several things can be tremendously helpful in realizing this standard of love, not least of which is seeing or reading about real life examples of this standard, and if anybody exemplified greater love it was Dr. Matthew.

It’s a fantastic story that I highly recommend reading and passing along. 🙂

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/18/magazine/dr-matthew-s-passion.html?pagewanted=1

God bless and veritas supra omnis!

Sin Will Take You Farther-The Cathedrals

Hey all!

It’s been way to long since I’ve posted!   I’ve had so much going on in my life recently that blogging has taken quite a far backseat, to be honest.  But, I would like to begin blogging regularly again, even if it is only short posts, as part of a new effort I am making to live a disciplined life in all areas, but particularly in the area of school and devotions.   This blog will hopefully serve to motivate me to make wise and productive use of my time. 🙂

I don’t have anything ready to share of my own at this particular moment, but as I was studying this evening (school) and meditating on several things God has placed in my heart and mind recently, I stumbled across the song “Sin Will Take You Farther” by the Cathedrals.  It’s a simply song, but it spoke to my heart very deeply and I thought it would be a good one to share here.   So, that’s what I am doing. 🙂  I hope you enjoy it. 

God bless and veritas supra omnis!