Here and There

January 21, 2009
  •  I have to join with my friend Dan Phillips, of Biblical Christianity and Teampyro, and ask the same question he posed in this post about Joseph Lowrey’s inaugural benediction.
  • I am saddened by, but have to agree with Dick Morris’ assessment of the next 2 or 4 years here. We really shouldn’t be surprised if his predictions come true though. Obama was hardly in the closet about these things during his campaign.
  • Why do we even have a confirmation process?  Is it so our senators can just show a little “token resistance” to satisfy their constituency?  It just seems to me that your background should be pretty flawless in the area of taxes if you plan on being the Treasury Secretary and in charge of the Internal Revenue Service.  Here’s Geithner’s answer when asked about the “oversight” in his confirmation hearing. Read here to see how Geithner actually blamed Turbo Tax for his failure and sent Intuit stocks plummeting in the process.
  • Looks like our new Vice President is stepping in it already!
  • Okay … Now be careful in the bathtub!! WOW!!
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Reformed Christian Rap??

January 18, 2009

Anyone that knows me knows that rap music is definately on the bottom of my list of music genre choices.  But, listening to Christian rap artists like the The Cross Movement and Shai Linne makes even the most hard core non-Hip Hop guy like me … well … a Hip Hop guy.

Pluralism Confirmed

January 15, 2009

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has published a controversial survey on the “Christian’s” view of eternal life and how one gets there. The survey, which is also commented on here, essentially shows how much of a Christian Nation we are not.

At its heart, the survey shows that 65 percent of Americans believe that religions, other than their own, can lead to eternal life. The results are sad, but really not surprising. At a time in history where ignorance of the Bible is at an all time high and America’s Evangelical “leaders” are as squishy as ever, this survey really only serves to confirm the sad state of affairs that is American Evangelicalism.

Here are a couple examples of “leadership” that we have had dominating the airwaves for years:

The “Church of Oprah” probably does not help matters either!

The word that describes this survey and the prevalent viewpoint it reflects is: pluralism. Firstly, pluralism is absolutely illogical and is by no means Christianity … No matter who promotes it.

The Bible is unflinching in its description of the requirements for Christians. Those requirements are … uh … Narrow. Why is it so narrow and un-inclusive you ask? The answer is quite simple really. There is only one God (Isaiah 45:5, Isaiah 43:10-11) and like it or not, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the means by which God the Father has set forth to redeem a sinful and wicked humanity to himself. Outside of Christ there is nothing but condemnation. But, the good news is that this narrowness is available to anyone who repents of their sins and puts their trust in Christ’s righteousness.

Consider these words from Christ himself describing the nature of Christianity:

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7:13-14

and:

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Casual Drug User?

January 13, 2009

Are you a casual drug user?  Do you use drugs every day?  Or are you one of those that just smokes a joint ‘once in a while’ socially?  If you fit in to any of these categories, consider this.