19 September 2021

My body, My Choice; Your Body, Your Choice

If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience. But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience.

1 Corinthians 10:27-28

In every age, the challenge of the moral man has always been navigating the secular world while remaining true to his spiritual discipline. Even among sincere and devout Christians, differences of opinion invariably arise as to what is right and what is wrong, what hews to God's Law and what does not.

Nowhere has this conflict between the secular and spiritual been more intense than in the ongoing controversies over the inoculations developed against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which in several instances were developed and tested--and for a few even manufactured--using fetal cell lines, all of which are derived from aborted unborn children.

12 September 2021

We Are One

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28

God created Man in His image. Every man, every woman, every child, is a reflection of God.

Let that thought sink in....every man, woman, and child is a reflection of God.

10 September 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: The Mark Of The Beast?

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

Revelation 13:16-17

In a speech on Thursday, 9 September 2021, President Joe Biden announced a sweeping--and disturbing--mandate for all Americans not yet "vaccinated" against the SARS-COV-2 virus, the pathogen which causes COVID-19. The mandate is sweeping because it potentially impacts 100 million Americans. The mandate is disturbing because it is an unprecedented government intrusion into what is traditionally a private and personal matter--one's own healthcare choices.

Many have claimed that such a mandate is immoral, and that the vaccines themselves are nothing less than the Mark Of The Beast starkly described in Revelation.

Is this really the case?

09 September 2021

You Shall Not Hate

You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

Matthew 5:21-22

The Sixth Commandment is simple and straightforward: You shall not commit murder. We are not supposed to kill one another. 

It takes no great leap of logic to understand why killing is wrong. Life is, after all, God's most precious gift to us--it is unconscionable for any man to take away what God has given.

Still, in Jesus' Sermon On The Mount, He took the concept of killing to an extreme. Not only is the actual taking of life wrong, He teaches us, but the emotions and mental states that lead to killing--specifically, hatred, anger, and contempt--are just as wrong.