Monthly Archives: June 2013

Praise and Worship: It’s All About God, Not Us

Much has been made over how to worship God, sparking controversy even about which instruments should be allowed in a service. Some churches try to make everyone happy by having two services, a contemporary one and a traditional one.  I’m not sure that this is a good idea.  Wouldn’t it be better to combine the best of both?  The Bible seems […]

An Open Letter To Those Who Doubt or Deny God

Originally posted on THE RIVER WALK:
It has been a while since this most commented of posts has received much traffic. When I was read Psalm 53:1 in today’s scripture reading, I thought it might be time for a revisit… The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 53:1 Read: Numbers 14:1 – 15:16,…

Decisions, decisions

Do Animals Go to Heaven?

Do earth-born animals go to heaven when they die?  I would like to think so, but I can’t find a single verse to support it.  Regardless, some appear to have a spiritual side. I have four feral cats, but only one of them has a Biblical name:  Abigail (I Samuel 25: 23-42).  Actually, I did […]

Acts 9: 32-35: Peter and Aeneas

I’ve been reading the Bible on a daily basis, with few exceptions, for the past 33 years.  I wonder how many times I’ve read Acts 9: 32-35 with glazed eyes? Several days ago, I read this passage and it sprang to life.  Read it carefully from the KJV: 32 And it came to pass, as […]

This is a great article by Michael Gaither! In my opinion, he identifies the main problem facing the church today: watering down–and compromising–the Word of God. Are we willing to speak the truth in love or blend in like a chameleon with worldly standards? Diluting the Gospel is equivalent to being “lukewarm” (or worse), something that […]

ST. PAUL: Complex, Educated, Controversial

  As I’ve stated before, I believe that the entire Bible is the Word of God, which includes Paul’s epistles.  Paul was highly educated and complex.  Even Peter wrote that “some things” in Paul’s letters are “hard to understand” (2 Peter 3: 15, 16).  For years, I have read and re-read St. Paul’s letters, trying to understand what he meant by […]