Truth is taking a terrible beating.
Politicians have carved truth into two camps. One camp is that the things they say are always the truth, and the other is that their fellows across the aisle always lie.
The religious world is also suffering a crisis of confidence. Many of the things religious bodies have taught are becoming known as doctrines of men instead of teachings from God.
It seems that everywhere one looks, someone is trying to obfuscate or suppress the truth for their purposes.
Jesus knew all about these things. Jesus knew a few more things about the truth. Continue reading “Eternal truth”
My sisters and I often spent at least a week in the summer visiting our uncle and aunt’s home in Kentucky. My favorite pastime was riding my uncle’s tractor. I would spend hours just sitting on it, pretending I was off plowing the back forty acres.
By the time my sisters and I were teens, we knew not only the way to Kentucky, but also the way to our uncle and aunt’s house in Caldwell County. We knew it just as well as we knew where our home in Tennessee was. Continue reading “A place to stay”
Most people live in the moment. They live by the tactile, not the timeless.
We face problems and struggles all of our lives, but when we only live moment to moment we miss so much.
To walk by the light of the Lord means that our vision improves (1 John 1:7). The mundane is replaced by the majestic when we see as God sees. Continue reading “Spiritual eyes see far beyond right now”
We’re sitting in the auditorium in the congregation we attend. Facing the pulpit, we look at the walls to the right and the left and imagine a powerful string stretched from one to the other.
On that string, we see a beautiful, brightly colored tapestry. The tapestry begins on the right wall and ends on the left and it represents time as we know it.
On the right wall is creation (Genesis 1-2) and on the left wall is the return of Christ and judgment (John 14:1-6; Revelation 20:11-15). In the middle, we have the measurable days of the human existence. Continue reading “Time, tapestry and God”
One of the disputed subjects in the church today is the necessity of obedience for salvation. Is obedience necessary? Clear statements in Scripture demonstrate that this dispute has an agenda behind it, since the Bible leaves no doubt. Continue reading Necessary Obedience
Our recent trip to the U.S. had its share of ceremony. First, the college graduation of a son and a daughter-in-law. Then, that son’s wedding. Both events were marked with special clothing, music, decoration and the paegentry and ceremony deserving of such important moments in one’s life. Continue reading Through the Gates of Heaven