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!

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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!

Wordle Analysis

This is a fun thing to do compliments of www.wordle.net.  I must say my blog must be quite boring judging by the words picture. 🙂   Of course, the three words from my signature figured prominently into the analysis.

Wordle: Wordle

 

God bless and veritas supra omnis!

John Piper and the Prosperity Gospel

As a follow up to the last post, I thought I should share this.

 

 

God bless and veritas supra omnis!

John Piper: Why I Abominate the Prosperity Gospel

I just ran across this very challenging (short) message from Pastor John and felt led to pass it on.  His condemnations are pointed, and I believe spot on.   But, I think that beyond the obvious heresies common to the prosperity gospel, Pastor John’s question about whether converts of/to the prosperity gospel will fulfill the Great Commission is particularly thought provoking.  If we are known by our fruits and the prosperity gospel teaches that growing closer to God will make things better for us in terms of riches, wealth and comfort, thereby making prosperity and comfort a type of fruit, then what would a prosperity gospel advocate say regarding it’s (the prosperity gospel’s) lack of fruit or motivation in fulfilling the Great Commission?

 

 

Any discussion of false teachers would be incomplete without establishing another truth that Paul Washer, in his usual no holes barred style, states this way: “Let me tell you something about false teachers, you think so many times that people fall prey to false teachers, and that, in a sense, can be true, at times. But, I think the dominant theme in Scripture is just the opposite. False teachers are God’s judgment on people who don’t want God…but, in the name of religion, plan on getting everything their carnal heart desires. That’s why a Joel Osteen is raised up; those people who sit under him are not victims of him, he is the judgement of God upon them…because they want exactly what he wants, and it’s not God!

II Timothy 4: 1-8:

1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

 6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

God bless and veritas supra omnis!

Hold that thought, God

Here is a wonderful reminder and challenge that I told a dear friend I would post.

 

 

God bless and veritas supra omnis!