• Inclusivism

    To be sure, everyone wants to belong and be included. Who hasn’t wanted to be picked for a certain team on the playground as a kid? Who hasn’t wanted to be part of the honor role designed to celebrate those with good grades? Who hasn’t wanted to be chosen for entrance into the neighborhood club and its clubhouse with all of its privileges? Who hasn’t wanted to be selected for inclusion in one group or another? It may seem that there are arguments to the contrary but, in fact, the story of the hermit who has shunned all of society to live off-grid in solitude from the rest of the…

  • The Word and God the Father

    The creation of God is truly amazing. Not only did the Lord speak everything into existence, but He has chosen for creation to continually be replenished from generation to generation through birth, according to its kind. Who cannot marvel at the birth of a baby? Who can avoid the wonder at such a tiny creature who carries the same attributes of the first humans? Even more so, in addition to possessing the general traits that qualify it as human, God has ordained that it will also possess specific qualities of its mother and father. Eye color, hair, skin type, height (or the lack thereof) are all inherited traits according to…

  • Clear as Crystal, Brighter than the Sun: The Doctrine of the Clarity of Scripture

    It is no secret that we are living within a modern culture of obscurity where everything seems to be based on personal opinion and nothing seems to be absolute.  Unless, of course, you are talking to my thirteen year old son, who tends to throw in the word “absolutely” into his sentences every chance he gets.  But other than my son’s clever usage of the word to make his assertions, it seems as though we as a society have given up on the notion that anything can be known for certain.  Whether it is the issue of good and evil, where morality has become based on personal feelings or the extreme example of gender fluidity, where a…

  • The Watchman – Part 2

    Ok…let’s try this again (The Watchman) in three simple, logical points. First, sin, if left unconfessed and unrepented of in the life of any human being, will lead that human being to the fate of eternal torment separated from God in hell. Second, God has given us the remedy for sin in the person of Jesus Christ, who is the propitiation for sin and through whom we receive the fate of eternal paradise in communion with God in heaven. Therefore, thirdly, to warn someone of the consequences of sin and share with them the good news of Jesus Christ is _______________.  (you fill in the blank) How many of you filled in the blank with the…

  • The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But The Truth – Part 1

    Question:  If the teachings of the bible and its historical narrative were found to be inaccurate and full of mistakes, would it effect your faith in God? For instance, if it was discovered that Adam and Eve were merely mythical figures without any substance or if the exodus of the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt was fabricated or the notion of Noah and a cataclysmic flood were exaggerated, would it undermine your walk with God? Pause, as you consider your answer… The premise of this question is one that has been around since the fall of man.  At the temptation of man in the Garden of Eden, Satan posed this question…