One of the things I enjoy about reading the Bible is how real the characters are. With the exception of Daniel and Jesus, we read stories of men and women who were seriously flawed but were used by God to bring about his will for humanity.
I tend to hang with people who to reformed theology, which emphasizes the sovereignty of God over his creation. This should not be too surprising given that I attend a PCA church. But one of the struggles that I have with such people is that sometimes truth is given in a way that is hardly helpful.
Those who approve of homosexual union think us narrow to reject their claims. Yet Jesus and Bob Dylan tell us that the truth is narrow. We can choose to acquiesce to the culture or stand with Jesus. I know who wins in the end and I choose to stand with him.
We all have had to deal with difficult people at one time or another. In the midst of the difficulty we are called to the difficult person. We need to interact with that person with both grace and truth. Jesus is our example on how to maintain this balance.
8s I received an e containing the quote from A. W. Tozer and thought it worth sharing: Sound Bible exposition is an imperative must in the Church of the Living God. Without it no church can be a New Testament church in any […]
8s I recently read a post by Jill Carattini of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. In the post she discusses the reason for the popularity of forensic criminal science dramas on television such as CSI, NCIS and Bones. The shows center around the desire […]
2s In Matthew 10:16, Jesus enjoins his disciples to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. John describes Jesus as being “full of grace and truth” in John 1:14. Both of these verse show that we are to be precise and determined […]