Showing posts from November, 2016

In The Wisdom Of God

by Steve Hulshizer from "Milk & Honey" “In the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom knew not God...”                                     1 Cor. 1:21 KJV     If we were to attempt to discuss all of this world’s philosophies it would obviously be an extremely large task. Not only is there a great number of ideas and opinions, but man’s thinking also runs to different extremes. For example, on one hand there is the atheist who declares “there is no God.” (Ps. 14:1) At the other extreme is pantheism with its belief that God is in everything and everyone. The universe is God. (Deut. 6:4)     They shall not know, neither see, till we come among them, and slay them...                                     Nehemiah 4:11     Quite frankly my primary concern is not with the philosophies of the world. It is rather with the wisdom of man that I see slipping into the assemblies today. Just as Nehemiah’s enemies planned to slip in u

Woe and Blessing

Jeremiah 17:5   "Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man..." Jeremiah 17:7   "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD,  and whose hope the LORD is."

Worth Reading: "Of Course I Didn't Vote"

Written by Lew Rockwell, whom I do not know, but THIS is worth reading. I recently reviewed Electing Not to Vote: Christian Reflections on Reasons for Not Voting . Since I afterward received several e-mails asking me if I voted in the election, I thought I would explain to a wider audience why I didn’t vote. Reading Electing Not to Vote did not persuade me to not vote. I was already a Christian non-voter. Although, as I mentioned in a 2012 article titled “ My View of Politics ,” I am a student of, and a commentator on, politics, I am not political in any way. Not only do I not vote, I don’t donate to political campaigns, endorse candidates, campaign for anyone, frequent political events, or watch political debates. I loathe politicians, and especially members of Congress. Since I was not asked to contribute to Electing Not to Vote when it was initially published, I here offer some brief remarks as to why I as a Christian and a libertarian didn’t vote.   Voting is the

The Overcomer's Reward

“ thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Revelation 2:10 According to the Word of God, we can overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil “by the blood of the Lamb” (Rev. 12:11), and by relying on the power of Christ. The Bible also assures us that if we remain true to Him and fight the good fight of faith, we will receive a special reward in heaven.     After the Crimean War, a great celebration was held in London to honor the heroes wounded in battle. Queen Victoria was present to give out the medals. Some of the soldiers appeared with empty sleeves, some came on crutches, and some had bandaged foreheads. To each she gave the same sweet smile and the same high award. At last, a terribly maimed soldier was brought before the Queen on a litter. His arms and legs were gone. He had sacrificed even more than the rest. At the sight of him the Queen, with tears streaming down her cheeks, stepped forward and pinned a medal on his uniform. Then