Monday, December 10, 2018

Classic Book Reviews: Comparative Studies in the Holy Spirit



For me, as I suspect for many disciples of Christ, there is no doctrine so confusing and unclear as the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Or as the late and venerable Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones rightly explains that, when the subject is approached, our imperfect and sinful nature views often vary between two extremes--utterly fantastic, experientially phenomena claims or stoic denial of any contemporary evidence of His manifestations beyond the New Testament apostolic age. Hopefully, my interpretations of the Puritan John Owen's classic work on this blessed person of the Trinity coupled with my review of Readings in St. John's Gospel by the former bishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury, William Temple, will help the reader to come to his or her own conclusions regarding this vital subject.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Female Genital Mutilation Officially Legal in USA


Congress passed a law, but a court says it's unconstitutional. What is the remedy? 




Uganda has more concern than USA about this issue

On November 20, 2018, the United States District Court in Michigan ruled that the federal law which criminalized Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) more than twenty years ago is “unconstitutional”, and cannot be used to prosecute the doctors and mothers of the very young girls who were brought to be genitally mutilated in Livonia, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. (See United States of America v. Jumana Nagarwala, et al, 2018 WL 6064968.)




Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lutheran "Pastor" Builds Golden Vagina Statue

Nadia Bolz-Weber
There was a time when the pro-abortion movement was merely pro-choice. They preached tolerance and diversity in an attempt to welcome other opinions.
Those days are over.
Today’s pro-abortion movement is all about hating on pro-life Christians or anyone who dares defy their abortion at all cost mindset. Instead of embracing other viewpoints and encouraging society to do the same, today’s pro-abortion movement is all about making fun of and ridiculing the views of those who take a different perspective. Read more.

What is the correct view of the Second Coming of Christ?


Pastor Sam E. Waldron

There are many beliefs today regarding the Second Coming of Christ. Listen to this brief, concise and powerful explanation of the three dominant views today --premillennialism, amillennialism and preterism--and why Pastor Waldron is firmly convinced along with many others that amillennialism is the only correct biblical interpretation of important eschatology or 'end times' teaching.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Reading the Bible in Nazi Germany

Reading the Bible in Nazi Germany: Gerhard von Rad’s Attempt to Reclaim the Old Testament for the Church*
BERNARD M. LEVINSON
Berman Family Chair of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible University of Minnesota
From 1933 until 1945, the Hebrew Bible and the connection between Christianity and Judaism came under attack in Nazi Germany. Gerhard von Rad defended the importance of the Old Testament in a courageous struggle that profoundly influenced his interpretation of the book of Deuteronomy.

Read full article with citations and photos included here

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

UN Force Massacres Evangelical Christian College Students in Haiti


AT 5 O’CLOCK on the morning of November 13, more than 200 Haitian police officers raided the Grand Ravine area of Port-au-Prince. There was a series of loud explosions, followed by gunfire. For the next six hours, the commotion didn’t stop. The neighborhood was under siege. GO TO ARTICLE


The Christian Response to the 'Migrant' Invasion?

‘Christians should clothe the needy while respecting the laws’ Pastor Samuel Rodríguez (NHCLC USA) analyses the caravan of Central American migrants walking towards the border of the United States.
See more: http://evangelicalfocus.com/world/4005/Christians_should_clothe_the_needy_while_respecting_the_laws

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Comment on Truth from the Gospel of John

William Temple 1881-1944
Truth is the perfect correlation of mind and reality; and this is actualized in the Lord's Person. If the Gospel is true and God is, as the Bible declares, a Living God, the ultimate truth is not a system of propositions grasped by a perfect intelligence, but is a Personal Being apprehended in the only way in which persons are ever fully apprehended, that is, by love. The Incarnation is not a condescension to our infirmities, so that 'Truth embodied in a tale' may enter in at the 'lowly door' of human minds. It is the only way in which divine truth can be expressed, not because of our infirmity but because of its own nature. What is personal can be expressed only in a person--Bishop William Temple from Readings in St. John's Gospel 







Sunday, November 11, 2018

4 reasons why porn must disappear; not change


As with any addiction, the brain always wants more, harder, more intense. Saying that one can actually change the likings of the enormous mass of consumers towards a kind of porn that is non-violent and non-sexist, is a lie.
See more: http://evangelicalfocus.com/blogs/3964/4_reasons_why_porn_must_not_change_but_rather_disappear