Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” (Romans 11:33, 34) In recent years I’ve cut way back on writing about larger, cosmological issues related to God’s nature and […]Read More God’s Love – The Reason for it All
When debating any idea about God, my go-to source is Jesus, and the earliest, most reliable existing source documenting His life and teachings are the biblical Gospels, all of which are generally agreed to be First Century accounts – written shortly after the events had happened and no doubt read by many eyewitnesses of the […]Read More It’s Either Jesus, or Not
I was recently reading a fellow Christian blogger’s take on Hell as defined by the Bible. She had a lengthy and well-researched series of posts, citing various Scriptures and deriving conclusions from them. Since I recently posted against using Scriptures as mere proof-texts, I want to clarify that to know anything for certain – deep […]Read More What Happens to Christians Who Die?
There’s a familiar saying that the Bible can be used to prove anything, or put another way, almost any position on any issue can be supported by selectively quoting and interpreting the Bible. If you want to believe that God is in the rocks and trees and animals (panentheism) you can form a list of […]Read More The Bible is Not a Proof Text
I was at a small gathering of believers where we were enjoying dinner and fellowship, and sharing some testimonies, when one of the group requested prayer for his ongoing back pain. So we all gathered around him and laid our hands on him – about eight of us in all – and suddenly several in […]Read More Praying in Tongues