What does justice look like to you?
Between 1941 and 1945 Jews, Gypsies, Slavs, communists, homosexuals, the mentally and physically disabled and members of other groups were targeted and methodically murdered in the largest genocide of the 20th century. In total approximately 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust including over 1 million children. Of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds were killed. –Wikipedia
I’m a good guy. Trouble is I find myself relating more to Adolph Hitler than to God.
This isn’t the first article I’ve posted that’s made up entirely of someone else ideas. Some people might not appreciate my philosophy on originality (which I appropriately procured from someone else). Most of the content of this post comes from George Orwell’s 1984. I’m not in the habit of letting other people ghostwrite my blog but hey, it is my blog, and I like to post things that impact my life and help me learn. Maybe you can pick up a little something too. If you’ve ever read George Orwell’s 1984, you should. If you decide not to, that’s ok. But you at least better read this excerpt. Your future, and even your life, depends on your understanding it. Continue reading
This is an excerpt from a sermon by David Platt called The Sufficiency of Christ. It is part of a series called Threads. When I heard this I was so impressed and excited by the way God inspired David to make such a loving plea for faith in Him. I just had to transcribe it and post it here. I plan to commit this to memory so I can articulate it those who believe that there is no God, or that there there is more than one way to God. This is beautiful. Continue reading
There are two ways to live life: Strategically or Tactically. They aren’t mutually exclusive but I’ve erroneously tended to focus more on Tactics because the natural tendency when bullets fly is to dive for cover. That’s a Tactic, but it won’t win a war. It’s your Strategy that matters in life. And I have one that wins. Continue reading
I admit that I’m not someone who recalls the exact moment of my salvation as a glorious transformation for which the date and time is indelibly etched in my memory. In fact, I question whether I was really saved when I recited the “sinner’s prayer” as a child. It wasn’t until adulthood that my life exhibited any of the visible fruit. As a child I was simply trying to avoid hell by “clipping” the Bible’s “redemption coupon” which I thought I could redeem for free “fire insurance.” For me, the sinner’s prayer was dangerous because, in my mind, it never connected my need for a savior with God’s desire to save me, although it gave me the false sense of security that it had. Continue reading
America is plagued by senseless acts of violence in shopping malls, movie theaters, schools, and other places where people gather. Politicians are quick to use these tragedies as a means to advance their particular ideology. One side says take away the guns; the other side claims a well armed citizenry is the best deterrent to the madness. Meanwhile Americans cry out, “When is it all going to stop?” The answer may be that it never will. And my heart breaks for grief-stricken families when I think about the obvious reason why. Continue reading
Prior to understanding these 23 truths I was only “clipping” the “Redemption coupon” out of the Bible and clinging to it as some kind of free “fire insurance.” I never realized that this short jaunt through the Bible was all anyone needed to understand exactly why God created mankind, and why mankind can only be restored to fellowship with God from rebellion, and go to heaven this way. And to think that I was once fooled into thinking I would somehow make it to heaven because I was a decent person who went to church, and even read the Bible. And that’s the most dangerous place in the world to be. Continue reading