Archive for Jesus
#17 is the one that I find the most persuasive: “It is characteristic of divine dealing to deliver believers before a divine judgment is inflicted on the world as illustrated in the deliverance of Noah, Lot, Rahab, etc. (2 Peter 2:5-9).”
The angels had to physically drag Lot from Sodom before God’s judgement on the city could commence. God shut the door to the ark before the first drop of rain fell. The Tribulation is a period of God’s judgement on the World. As Christians, our judgement has already been dealt with, in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. There is no need for us to endure God’s judgement; there is no need for the Church to be “purified”. Our purification has already been accomplished at Calvary. I believe that God will remove the Church from the World before the Tribulation begins.
I would like to add that, if we believe that God broke His promises to Israel, then there’s really no reason to think He wouldn’t break His promises to us.
Here’s an article by Ron Bailey, Reason.com’s resident “Science” Fanboy. He thinks calling people a boogerhead is the way to win a debate. He also is part of the Global Warming Cult.
Answers in Genesis “Debate Answers”. A list of articles that address some of the questions posed by Bill Nye.
The thing that bothers me the most about the Phil Robertson situation is the reaction of some professing Christians. Calling him “ignorant”, “bigoted”, etc. is the incorrect reaction. Also, giving approval to someone’s sinful actions is not Christ-like. In fact, I don’t think it’s going to a pleasant time for some Christians when they stand in front of Jesus and try to show Him the Scriptures that support their argument that one man sticking his doodle up another man’s butt is totally within God’s plan for sexual relationships.
Addendum: I would also like to point out that Jesus said that the world would recognize us as His followers by the love we show to each other, not by the love we show for people generally. Calling Phil Robertson names is not a very loving act.
Ultimately, Rand’s egoism is irreconcilable with both Christianity and capitalism. In fact, since the system fails to have any true explanatory value, it’s difficult to find any reason to adopt Objectivism at all. Fortunately, we don’t have to buy into Rand’s philosophical errors in order to appreciate her fiction. We just have to keep in mind that instead of reading a “novel of ideas”, we are reading a work of fantasy.