I love being Protestant. I would never have any desire to become a Catholic. Not hatin’ on Catholicism, I just don’t believe it is Biblical. So don’t misinterpret me: I think we should have confession in church. Why? For this reason: Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that … Continue reading "Confession? In Church?"
Most people who know who Sigmund Freud is tend to laugh at his theories. Stuff like the disturbing Oedipus complex and his obsession with libido being the driving element behind human behavior tends to put us off. From what I hear, most of Freud’s theories have been discredited (though I am not certain on this). … Continue reading "Could Sigmund Freud Have Made a Good Calvinist?"
One of the most perplexing questions in regards to a strong view of God’s sovereignty (that is, either a hard determinist or compatbilist view of free will) is how man can be held morally responsible for actions that he is predetermined to commit. If you choose (A) because God foreordained that you would choose (A), … Continue reading "Sovereignty and Responsibility: A Quick Thought on God's Justice"
I like to read books. I think books are a great way to pass on wisdom, insight, and edification to people. So I’ve recently read these books and found them awesome, and thus I feel the need to share them. Here are some excellent books that you should read, if you so feel the desire.
If anyone happens to have some Narnia books they don’t need anymore, my email address is macadamiaDaze@gmail.com. Just a thought…
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8 Christianity is unique. No other religion is based on pure, unadulterated love between a God and His people. Nothing can compare to the impossible relationship we are allowed to have with our Creator and His children. “For God … Continue reading "Christianity: The Great Romance"
A few weeks ago, I made a post discussing the Biblical correctness of the so-called “sinner’s prayer.” You can read that here if you haven’t already. My conclusion was that something akin to the sinner’s prayer is certainly warranted in receiving Christ, but that the common evangelical form has several pitfalls. Yet after hearing Francis … Continue reading "Is Baptism the Real "Sinner's Prayer?""
Lately, I’ve been reading through Jeremiah, and I have come to one important conclusion: None of us even have the slightest clue how much our holy, loving God hates sin. I won’t elaborate too much on this. I will simply say that if we could grasp God’s intense, holy, hatred of sin, then we who … Continue reading "God Really, Really, Really Hates Sin"
Here is my sermon that I preached at my home church recently. It was really great to be home. (Download link)