Taken as a whole, the Romans Road is a beautiful and simple way to present the truth of the gospel. Unfortunately, it has always seemed to me that the first two steps seem to get nearly all the time and focus.
Does the idea that God is “obligated” to anyone for anything negate His sovereignty? Does God’s faithfulness and truth come into conflict with His sovereignty? Can God do whatever He wants, whenever He wants, with no regard to His nature or to previous declarations?
I am more than willing to obey God even to the point of death. Just so long as it is my death. If God said that my opedience to him would be the result of someone else? I don’t know.
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.(Colossians 1:19-20) Read: Jeremiah 4:19-6:15, Colossians 1:18-2:7, Psalm 77:1-20, Proverbs 24:23-25 Relate: “No. This is a lie. I don’t know how to prove it…
Read: Isaiah 28:14-30:11, Galatians 3:23-4:31, Psalm 62:1-12, Proverbs 23:19-21 And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote. (Isaiah 29:13) Relate: One of my favorite YouTubers is David Wood.…
We can either worship Jesus as God or with that crowd we must pick up the stones. There is no other choice. Which do you believe? Is Jesus God or is He a blasphemer?
A brief time with God before bed and an extended one with Him early in the morning is the best way to make sure He stays first in my life.
Respect for someone else’s religion is not about glossing over the differences but openly acknowledging them and then building reasoned dialogue around them. If I am unwilling to truly discover what someone else believes or acknowledge that we are truly not the same, then I am being the very opposite of respectful.
This isn’t the love God has called us to live. This is not how He taught us, on a mountainside, to treat our neighbors or even those who declare themselves our enemies. The church claims to be the spiritual seed of Israel, the child of Isaac, the child of Abraham. Are we? Are we living out this heritage?
The other day, I noticed that the mall had put up some Christmas decorations by the main entrance. I was shocked. Well, not really. After all, the Christmas lights I saw were crescent moons and stars. Around here, you don’t hear Christmas music when you go into stores to shop. You don’t get Christmas music…