Self-deception In the Denying of the Self –

. . . Self-deception in the life of the Christian is an insidious thing. We often find ourselves undertaking a fool’s errand in the service of nothing more than a self-righteous piety. Suppose you discover, much to your horror, that you have made something of an idol out of a mere created thing (be it visible or invisible). You have abandoned your purported first love and taken on a mistress. I suspect for most of us this is not difficult to imagine. For most of us, there is nothing to imagine, as it is all too real . . .

Posted at 22:02 on 2009.08.26 | 4 comments | Filed Under: Observational, Personal, Philisophical, Spiritual, Theological | Continue reading

Five Reasons Why Christians Should Study the Old Testament –

. . . In discussing reasons of any kind, I think it is necessary to recognize the reality of God’s existence. Apart from him, any discussion of ‘reasons’ (or even reason itself) becomes unintelligible. So, the answer to this question (as for all questions) has to be the person of God. It is perhaps obvious to say that “the existence of God is the reason we should study the Old Testament.” However, the author of Hebrews felt it necessary to explicitly state belief in this fact as a prerequisite for drawing near to Him (Heb. 11:6) . . .

Posted at 23:46 on 2008.01.16 | 4 comments | Filed Under: Observational, Philisophical, Theological | Continue reading