Easter time is upon us. The big day is less than two weeks away. Each year, as Easter approaches, I wonder about Christians and their attitude toward Christianity. I have these thoughts because Easter makes Christianity an all-or-nothing proposition, and many claiming Christianity try to walk in the middle of the road. Allow me to … Continue reading Is Easter Important Or Meaningless?
Faith and Truth
Eternal salvation comes through faith, by grace. Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." The Bible explains that everyone is a sinner, and the washing away of sin can only happen by the … Continue reading Faith and Truth
The Probable Sequence of Events.
Often people will grab a current event and claim it is something from the book of Revelation. Anything in Revelation from chapter four on is, at this present time, still future. Therefore, when someone claims that a current event is Revelation (choose chapter and verse), well, unless we just went through Revelation 4:1-2, it is … Continue reading The Probable Sequence of Events.
Redeeming The Time
The new century used to seem so far away. Back in grade school, around fifty years ago, my classmates and I would talk about the arrival of the year 2000 and how old we would be. To an eight-year-old, that magical age of forty seemed like an eternity away. As a school child of the … Continue reading Redeeming The Time
Actions And Beliefs
Joe has mortgaged his home. Within a few days, he hopes to have a check in hand. Joe has a modest house and a few thousand in savings. When everything settles, he will have roughly $100,000. Joe is going to take every penny he can muster and invest it. As the story goes, in the … Continue reading Actions And Beliefs
It’s OK to Read the End of the Book
When our Easter evening services ended, there was a surprise when everyone saw an inch of snow was on the ground. By morning there were four. Many people wish for a white Christmas, but few, if any, want a white Easter. The fresh layer of snow should melt by afternoon, the highs are predicted … Continue reading It’s OK to Read the End of the Book
What do you want to be?
“A fireman!” “A doctor!” “A football player.” “President!” “A policeman!” “King of the whole world!” “A scientist.” Ask a group of ten-year-olds, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and you will hear these and a wellspring of other answers. If you look closely, those answers are more suited for the question, … Continue reading What do you want to be?