Posts from August 2016

Posts from August 2016

BACK TO THE BIBLE!

There is a neat line in the 17th chapter of Acts:  “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” The Bereans are of a more noble character, says the Bible, not by nature, for we are all dead in sin and enemies of God by…

“LORD, HAVE MERCY!”

Jesus tells a story about a servant with a bottomless debt who is dragged before his master.  He has no way to pay it in a thousand lifetimes.  The master has power over him now…power to sell him and all he has on the    E-bay of the ancient world to recover some small pittance of the debt.  He throws himself down before the master:  “Be patient with me,” he pleads, “and…

WHERE IS THIS WRITTEN?

From time to time, it is helpful to list some of the main teachings of the Bible along with some of the main passages where these teachings are found.  Perhaps you will want to slip this half-page into your Bible for easy reference.   The one, true God is the Triune God – one God in three Persons Deuteronomy 6:4;  Matthew 3:16-17;  Matthew 28:19;  2 Corinthians 13:15…

KINGDOM OF THE PERSONALITY CULTS

“An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest,” says Luke. No wonder one old sage said:  “The path to hell is paved with priests’ skulls.” Years ago, on some pastors’ shelves, you might see a book entitled, Kann auch ein Pastor selig werden? – Can A Pastor Also Be Saved?  Strange question?  Not to pastors who know how easy it is to…