An Open Letter to Pastors and Youth Leaders

Friends,Two weeks ago, I would not have been able to pick Jon Steingard out of a line-up. Hawk Nelson was not on any playlist that I had. However, both burst upon the scene when Steingard announced in an Instagram post that he no longer believed in God and was no longer a Christian. This is … Continue reading An Open Letter to Pastors and Youth Leaders

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 30)

Therefore, man, because of his sinful nature, causes the earth to be cursed. The fact that the ground responds badly to its misuse is a fulfillment of the penalty for human sin.We have to note, however, that God, in His mercy, gave His people regulations for the proper use of farmland.· Allow the land to … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 30)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 29)

Then, how do we reconcile the information about an earth that is cursed? Again, we must look at and evaluate the evidence with objectivity.The key may be man’s original assignment. In Genesis 1:26, man was charged with dominion over the earth. Even though Adam and Eve sinned and were thrown out of the Garden of … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 29)

Social Justice Project #7

What does the Bible say about justice?Part 5: The Prophets: JeremiahIn the Hebrew Scriptures, prophets spoke for God, delivering His message to the two nations of Judah and Israel. They called the people to return to God and described the future penalty for failure to do so.Sixty-two times in the seventeen prophetic books justice is … Continue reading Social Justice Project #7

Discipleship Minute #17

Read Luke 9:23-26.You’ve heard the expression “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Despite what some “preachers” on TV are saying, following Jesus isn’t a free lunch either.In today’s passage, Jesus says that His followers must “take up their cross.” His original hearers immediately would have known what He was talking about. The cross … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #17

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 28)

We do have windows into the past. Astronomy is also available to give a picture of past events. And we have already mentioned the fossil record. There is no time at which a change in the physical laws which governs the universe occurs. Astronomers do not see a time in which the Second Law of … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 28)