Imagine yourself traveling back in time - a little over 1900 years back, to take a look at the early Christians and what they were enduring. Scripture gives a few indicators that believers were gathering for more formal worship on what we know as Sunday (the first day of the week). But what the Bible … Continue reading Whenever 2 or More Are Gathered?
Freedom From Religion and the US Constitution?
Who can show me in the US Constitution where one can find “freedom from religion”. You won’t be able to. It’s also not found in Jefferson’s famous letter to the Danbury Baptist Association. The reason you won’t find it is because 100% of humanity is religious. You see- whether someone espouses Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, … Continue reading Freedom From Religion and the US Constitution?
Responsibility, Decisions, Accountability, and Politics
I have made plenty of mistakes in my life, from economic to moral, from spiritual to physical. When I was a child, my parents tried to be selective in when and how they would "bail me out" of the consequences of my errors, all with the intent of guiding me to learn from my mistakes. … Continue reading Responsibility, Decisions, Accountability, and Politics
Government is God's minister? Struggling with Romans 13
I've been chewing on Romans 13 today. I am struggling in several ways, but most so in comparing the governments we see in the world today - some that are truly the living definition of "unjust" and "ungodly". Government that could not be any more "anti-Christian" in nature - yet I go back to Romans … Continue reading Government is God's minister? Struggling with Romans 13