"Remember that it is not hasty reading, but serious meditation on holy and heavenly truths, that makes them prove sweet and profitable to the soul. It is not the mere touching of the flower by the bee that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time on the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove to be the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian." (Thomas Brooks)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
When someone throws out the term fundamentalist in a pejorative sense without providing an answer to a logical argument, they are guilty of participating in the very aspects of the term they are attempting to condemn, because calling someone a name in hopes that their argument will go away is a closed minded attempt to disparage someone into submission.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Which Version of the Bible Do You Believe is Inerrant?
(A response to a friend)
Labels: Inspiration of Scripture
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Relativistic Statements About Absolute Truth
When someone attempts to temper their epistemological relativism by saying that it is true that absolutes exist but as humans we are unable to know them, it is important to remember that their statement that “absolutes exist” is, according to their own philosophy, something that is not absolutely true. So logically what they are really saying is that any statement that says absolutes exist is necessarily untrue.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
What is Justice?
Illness as a Gift of God
Because of our sinful nature, health can often produce in us an overconfidence in our own strength, in those times, illness is often God's gift to us to wake us from our delusions.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
The Redistribution of Wealth and Social Justice
Everyone who believes that redistribution of wealth equals social justice, needs to understand the following.
"There might be some truth in that the State is God’s means to answering injustice but it is by no means clear who the unjust ones are. People are not right because they are poor; neither are they right because they are rich; people are right when their cause is just. Some people are rich because they abused the poor, which is another way of saying they stole their money. Some people are rich because they suffered and postponed trivial and fleshly indulgence for the betterment of their families and community, and when the leftists steal their money they are certainly the oppressor. The rich are not as easy to oppress as the poor but they are the more attractive target." - Christopher Neiswonger
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
God, Events, and Meaning
Only in a universe created and governed by a personal, sovereign, and rational God; can events have meaning. To believe that any event in our lives happened for a reason while denying such a God is a serious flaw in reasoning.