The sight of the three greatest men of God on a mountaintop must have been awe inspiring at least.
Simon Peter was so overcome with the sight that he wanted to build a shelter or shrine for Moses, Elijah and Jesus and asked the Lord’s permission. Before the disciple could utter another word he was interrupted. A “bright cloud overshadowed them,” and a voice was heard from the cloud. The voice said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” (Matthew 17:5 NASB). The sound of the voice was so alarming Peter, James and John fell to the ground afraid. Continue reading “Listen to him!”
The following points are one side of an amicable online conversation I had last week with some social-media friends. One is an atheist. I’m not sure about the others. You can read the whole thread at this link. The text has been slightly edited for readability.
¶ The New Testament shows a distinct line between saved and unsaved. The difference between the two is one’s reaction or reception of Jesus: “And there is salvation in no one else [besides Jesus], for there is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved” Acts 4.12 NET. Continue reading “An online conversation about salvation, restrictions, and literalism”
Who likes being ordered around? If anybody is used to ordering others, it’s the rich. In the church of God, however, the rich have to take some orders. Continue reading “Command the rich”
With the elections coming up in just a few weeks, John Fugalsang’s popular socio-political meme about the “Radical Revolutionary Jesus” is making the rounds and is a perfect example of man creating God in his own image.
Fugalsang asserts that Jesus was never…
• mentioned abortion or birth control
• justified torture
• fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest
• asked a leper for a co-pay. Continue reading “What Jesus never said”
Why do I have to do something if my brother doesn’t have to? Such an attitude is infantile, but it exists even in adults. On the other hand, we often want to be free of obligations imposed upon others. Never do we question why they have to do things that we’re not obligated to do. Continue reading The Christian Offering and the Ordinances of God