Posts from September 2014

Posts from September 2014

IMMERSE? DUNK? DIP? POUR? SPRINKLE? SPLASH?

Sam and John argued over how baptism should be done.  Sam held out for immersion.  He said the person must be dunked all the way under the water. John argued that any method of applying the water was OK as long as it was a Christian baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. So John…

“FEET FIRMLY PLANTED IN MID-AIR”

“I can see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin,” says Peter to a sorcerer named Simon in this morning’s chapter from Acts. It’s a moral judgment.  Period.  Some things are sinful and some things are not.  Some things are moral and some things are not.  Some things are right and some things are wrong.  If there is no sin, the Son of God entered our world for…

TAKE IT TO HEART!

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury wrote a book back in the 50’s called Fahrenheit 451.  The movie by the same name came out in the 60’s. The title presumably has to do with the temperature at which books burn.  Youngsters, tired of school, may make sour jokes about burning books.  But Fahrenheit 451 is no joke.  Evil men such as Hitler did burn books. These people in…