Thank you for the responses to the post, Did God Cause the Connecticut Shootings. The responses came mostly through Facebook and other media. Some thought the article didn’t go far enough. Others thought it went too far. So, let’s consider the objections in these two directions. First we will consider the objection which says my... Continue Reading →
If You Don’t Judge Others, You Are Dumb
No Scripture is quoted more often than the proverbial, “judge not” passage of Matthew 7:1. Whatever its iteration, this statement appears welcome in every college classroom and any political conversation. It’s probably the only Bible verse with universal appeal. The sayings, “We mustn’t judge” or “I try not to judge others,” are threatening to overtake... Continue Reading →
Hellfire to Homosexuality?
I recently had a conversation with a friend in which he expressed his disdain for “Christian coercion.” He didn’t exactly call it that, but I think that is an accurate description of what he meant. His concern was that Christians under the threat of eternal damnation pressure others to go against their natural desires. Specifically,... Continue Reading →
A Better Response
Pat Robertson made reference today to the supposed voodoo pact that Haitians made with the devil more than a century ago. The insinuation was clear. Haiti deserved the judgment she got. This seems a wrongheaded response, particularly in such a tragic time. A much better response is offered by Dr. Mohler, who asks whether God... Continue Reading →
I just read this sobering story about Major Philip Wise of the Salvation Army. It is a sad and sobering reminder of what a sin-sickened world we inhabit. You will want to be in prayer for this family. Major Wise along with his 3 young children were in front of the Salvation Army headquarters on... Continue Reading →