People in this country are so bereft of humanity that they take animal cruelty (an evil) more seriously than child murder (abortion)(a greater evil).
A central Florida man is accused of throwing an 11-year-old boy he was taking care of into a swimming pool filled with algae and bugs because God asked him to baptize the child. Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies say 51-year-old Henry Love was arrested Wednesday on a child abuse charge. The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/2a4o2Yr ) reports Love told investigators God awakened him Wednesday morning and told him to baptize the child. An arrest report says Love took the boy next door to the neighbor’s pool and dunked him several times under water. The boy’s mother took him to an urgent care center where doctors found an ear and eye infection, possibly from dirty water.
God told him to do no such thing. Only a Pentebabbleist, with their private revelations and visions and voices, would presume to baptize someone in such a way.
Whenever ignorance and pseudo-piety are blended together in the mind of a deranged pentebabbleist (and that’s the only kind of pentebabbleists there are) only trouble ensues.
Emil Brunner observes, wisely, that when we ponder the existence of evil in the world and remember the goodness of God, we must
… forego the desire to decipher out of the darkness His will for ourselves. The solution of the world riddle will not come until the day of salvation.
Any attempt to describe this event or that as the ‘judgement of God’ is wrongheaded. We cannot say what we do not know.
It’s an amazing resource- check it out.
Here’s the challenge:
I challenge Eric Metaxas to bring on an actual historian and/or me to discuss the issues raised recently about his book, If You Can Keep It or this series.
Do it, Eric…. If you dare…
I reviewed the documentary here. You can now watch it here. It is very, very much worth it.
Cedar Lakes Community Church has issued an apology to its thousands of members and the community at large after a curious would-be visitor successfully managed to access and read its statement of faith in its entirety.
“We can confirm that there was in fact an unprecedented database breach on our servers,” Pastor David Watterson stated in a church-wide email following Wednesday’s fourth and final service. “A tech-savvy and motivated person was able to navigate through our website’s various menus, convoluted submenus, and ambiguous headers to find and read our church’s very theological-sounding statement of faith.” The email went on to apologize for the embarrassing and unfortunate use of the words “inerrant,” “inspired,” and “triune” in the document.
No motive for the breach has been confirmed as of yet, but Watterson has promised the congregation that the utmost care will be taken to ensure that the highly sensitive data will be hidden better in the future.
The real surprise is that a mega church would believe anything given the fact that their pastors only ever believe in money.
This is perhaps the best bibliographic tool on the web. Use it. I’m adding it to the ‘Useful Sites’ section of the sidebar.
On Classical Hebrew! Revising the Hebrew Dictionary (DCH). 6. Reaping, Threshing and Winnowing: Twenty-‐Four Agricultural Terms Defined. Enjoy.
As FB users know, FB loves to offer translations of various posts from other lands. This one, on a new translation of the Bible in German, with it’s ‘Bible in self-righteous language’ is a prime example of why Google translate is rubbish. Google translate is as ‘good’ as Wikipedia… and as ‘accurate’.
Some of you will get it….
[Our author] at length vomited out the poison with which he was sweltering from long dissimulation, and having fixed the sting, like a viper fled away. — John Calvin
Titled Jew and Gentile Reconciled.
This study explores Paul’s use of Hos 1:9–10 and 2:23 in Rom 9:24–26. It contends that there is a narrative substructure beneath the text informing the apostle’s theological reflection. This storyline provides the base and framework for understanding his argument. It also reveals that he used Israel’s Scriptures in harmony with their original intent. It also shows that Paul likely knew the northern ten tribes of Israel were not completely destroyed by the Assyrians (8th century BCE). Thus, they were not “lost to time,” but instead acculturated with non-Israelites. This affected their identity and, in time, they became “not my people,” or Gentiles. The apostle’s call to the Gentiles, then, is directly connected to Israel’s hope for an end to exile. This not only evokes the promise of Israel’s freedom and restoration, but also Jew-Gentile reconciliation, which Paul proclaimed during his first-century mission.
Sounds fun. Read it if you can read.
And they should be dealt with as such.
Blind partisanship: my guy is a savior and your guy is satan. Both are lies.