Last week we finished our Saturday four-part outline series on “Three Theological Questions Foundational to Studying God.”
I thought I put together a table of content for easy access to the series.
I think in the biblical worldview loving what is good and hating what is evil are not mutually exclusive.
Loving what is good and of God is a given for many Christians. But hating what is wicked? The Psalms have multiple references to hating what is wicked with the referent being God and man:
I’m not so much concern with some silly Christians complaining about some red cup as I am with the inconsistency of the people who belittle those Christians and then turn around and think its okay to sue a business if they somehow don’t cater for certain celebrations.
I want to share a quick thought from a painting that has fascinated me the last few months.
It is called Christ Carrying the Cross and it is a painting by the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch who was active from 1480 – 1516 (note: some people think this painting is by an imitator). This work is on display today in the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium.
What is it about the painting that fascinates me?
Here’s the round up from our marathon series concerning a Christian response to homosexuality. We have a few “stragglers” post we might still write and be added on here in the near future.
My heart goes out to the loved ones of the four Marines who were killed yesterday during the Chattanooga Shooting. I imagine Liberals and Democrats would want to take advantage of this unfortunate incident to cry for more gun control such as restriction on more weapons that could be purchased and also more areas that are legally gun free zone.
While I do think most gun-control activists are sincere I think many are mistaken at a fundamental level of understanding human nature. One wonders if they understand the extent of man’s depravity. I think “Gun Free Zone” that is not enforced with people who are armed is quite a naive concept; in fact it is dangerous and irresponsible on the part of lawmakers and bureaucrats who come up with such a thing. The biggest problem I think is that it neglect to account for the reality of human depravity, that those who are wicked and sinful and want to carry out sinful terrorist acts are not going to stop when you merely have a sticker that says “No guns.”
Sadly yesterday’s shooting is a case in point:
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Having a picture and a sign that says no guns is just as persuasive to a depraved gunman as an “Obama ’08” bumper sticker is for a Republican in 2015. It’s “irrelevant” to a simple criminal let alone a committed Muslim extremist. Actually it is relevant for such gunman: it allows them to face lesser resistance to their wicked schemes.