My last post left with me ranting about the state of a world I don’t understand and me wanting to hide in a cave somewhere. I can’t say I’ve completely gotten over that impulse, the wombat and I are still in negotiations. However, after my wife “encouraged” me into leaving saying I was being self indulgent and negative (I have chronic depression, waddaya expect?), anyway, … Continue reading Leaving the Cave
In a society becoming more secular, are we not seeing the open doors? Are we now concerned with the comfort of the saved at the cost of the work of the Gospel? This is the mission field, we have been born into the mission field, comfort is behind us. Let’s go for the work of God. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/gospel-opportunities-opposition/ (Steve McAlpine, Gospel Coalition) Continue reading Repost: Want Gospel Opportunities? Embrace Opposition.
Lately I have been getting a bit … challenged by statements in the media and social networks on how the church should be more [tolerant; inclusive; non-discriminatory; etc]. Then what is more disturbing is that some have started stressing the point that they are these things and you almost feel as if they are adding hashtags to the Gospel. #inclusiveJesus; #DiversityGospel; #JesusisPoliticallyCorrect etc. Please don’t … Continue reading Some Truths Are Unalterable
In my last post I briefly wrote of the foundations of belief. In Romans Paul writes of these common threads and how these are what binds us. At the risk of repeating myself these threads are what binds the body of Christ together regardless of denomination or culture. They are the work of God as opposed to the works of people. But God demonstrates His own … Continue reading The Common Thread
Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21 NIV YouVersion My very is that “we will be strengthened in faith and [be] fully convinced that what He [has] promised, He [is] able to perform”. Unless … Continue reading Foundations
I have little interest in rugby or sports in general but recently I have with saddened heart watched the Israel Folau incident and the medias response However you see things here one thing you cannot avoid, this is religious persecution. If you think this is a little extreme read this article from Mamamia. Consider these points: Did he quote the Bible? Were those quotes correct … Continue reading Welcome To The New Age
A Faith Divided, A God Defined “Whoever, then, acknowledges me before people, I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever denies me before people, I will deny him also before my Father in heaven. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set … Continue reading A Faith Divided