My wife and I were able to have an all-too-rare "date night" last night, and as part of that night out, we chose to see "RISEN", the latest "Christian" film release from Sony Pictures/Columbia/Affirm Films.Before I begin, I want to admit that I tend to watch films that are labeled as "Christian" with a very … Continue reading Does "RISEN" Rise to Greatness? A Review
Month: February 2016
Episode 4: Who Alone Is to be Worshipped?
Matthew 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.”While being tempted by Satan in the wilderness, Jesus responded to Satan's calling for Jesus to worship him in exchange for all the kingdoms of the earth, Jesus said … Continue reading Episode 4: Who Alone Is to be Worshipped?
Episode 3: Sseeking the the Real Jesus – My Lord, My God!
I cannot help but be blown away by the words of "doubting" Thomas in his confession of faith found in John 20:28 - “My Lord and my God!” Thomas didn't just express Jesus' position above him ("Lord" - κύριος - literally "supreme authority"), but he also called Jesus God (θεός - Deity/Supreme Divinity).The Apostle Paul wrote … Continue reading Episode 3: Sseeking the the Real Jesus – My Lord, My God!
Part 2: Who is "I AM?"
This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. John 5:18I often hear said that "Jesus never claimed to be God". While in a very limited and literal sense, … Continue reading Part 2: Who is "I AM?"
Who is This Jesus (The Deity of Christ) Part 1
Among the great theological debates that rage regarding Jesus and who He is, the greatest is whether or not Jesus IS God. There are some who would profess Jesus to be something less than fully God. They claim faith, yet in “who” are they believing? This short piece is designed simply to answer this incredible … Continue reading Who is This Jesus (The Deity of Christ) Part 1
Destruction of a Nation and the Christian's Responsibility
A friend of mine posted his astonishment that America could be on the cusp of electing a bonafide "Socialist" to the office of President, from either primary party. I began to formulate a response then realized that my reply would be far more suited to a full-on blog post, so thank you Donny Parrish for kick-starting … Continue reading Destruction of a Nation and the Christian's Responsibility