Jesus shows us the way

Wayfinding is a term architects employ to describe the methods they use to help people move through a building or a space with ease.

For example, a hospital utilizes signs, colors and other tools to help visitors find their way to specific offices or parts of the building.

Anyone who has ever gone somewhere and found only confusion can certainly appreciate attention to detail. We feel more relaxed when we know where we are and how to reach our destination. When guesswork is removed, our confidence soars. Continue reading “Jesus shows us the way”

Can we know truth?

Following a romantic break up, you might listen to what the young woman says to her friends … and what the young man says. You would be forgiven for wondering if they were talking about the same incident! When listening to varying political commentators in this presidential election season, you might be forgiven for wondering if they were talking about the same debate.

The fact is that truth is a very rare commodity indeed. Why is it so hard to know the truth? Continue reading “Can we know truth?”

Don’t judge the woman caught in adultery by modern thinking

Be careful not to filter Jesus’ actions through our current, faulty thinking. Examine what he did and said on its own merits. Otherwise, we may corrupt the message. The eternal Lord is immune to trendy thinking.

When the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman “caught in adultery” (John 8:4, NKJV), they committed a sinful act that shouldn’t be used for our own selfish purposes. Continue reading “Don’t judge the woman caught in adultery by modern thinking”

Is there an objective truth?

Postmodernism has been defined as a philosophy that “has at its heart a general distrust of grand theories and ideologies,” according to one source.

That is true, but there is more to it than that. Postmodernism has at its heart the intense disdain and dislike for the existence of objective truth. More than anything else, postmodernism is very closely related to humanism. Continue reading “Is there an objective truth?”

No longer under the Law of Moses

Many false doctrines are a result of misunderstanding covenants. The improper use of the Word has eternal consequences (Galatians 1:8-9), so it’s imperative that we properly divide the Scriptures (2 Timothy 2:15).

God established a covenant with Israel after Egyptian bondage (Exodus 19:1-6). If they would be faithful, God would care for them with great gentleness (Exodus 19:7-8). Continue reading “No longer under the Law of Moses”

Denominationalism is the fleshly plan

God’s plan for mankind is ridiculous to a sinful world (Isaiah 55:8-9; Romans 6:1-6) so we must have an undeniable faith in his truth (Acts 2:47; Ephesians 1:22-23; Hebrews 11:6).

Godliness is our new world and God’s Word teaches us what we need to know (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Doing what is natural to the flesh is guaranteed to violate God’s will (Matthew 5:27-48). Continue reading “Denominationalism is the fleshly plan”

Books, movies and marriage

The foundation of fiction or narrative nonfiction is conflict. Without it, there isn’t a story. Writers devise problems for the sake of perpetuating the story and engaging their readers.

If David Copperfield had lived in a perfect world, Dickens wouldn’t have had anything to say. In fact, books, films or television shows would cease to exist without problems. Life is painful and difficult and art reflects that fact.

Yet, it’s more complex than that. Continue reading “Books, movies and marriage”