Monday, April 24, 2006

To the possibly 2 people who read this post, my posts will be a little varried and not as consistent since I will be moving in 3 weeks. Soli Deo Gloria.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

I hope you had a Happy Easter. The death and resurrection of Christ is our only hope. Without this, there is no hope or life.

Luke 24:1-7 (KJV)

"1Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

2And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

3And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

4And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

5And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

6He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

7Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again."

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow..." Doxology

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Yesterday was Good Friday. It isn't called "Good Friday" because its the last day in the week. It is named that in remembrance of the sacrifice of the Son of God. What's the big deal? Jesus Christ became our "whipping boy" and took our punishment. Several centuries ago, it wasn't unheard of among rich families that there would be a slave that would take the punishment for whatever transgressions the child of the owner would do. Normally this would involve whipping or some other form of capital punishment. In Jewish sacrifices, there were specific rites where sins were laid upon a goat and set free. This is in addition to the bloody sacrifices for the sins of the people. The goats and the whipping boys were there to take the punishment for the people. This is exactly what Christ did.

It is fitting that Christ became man, in the form of a servant- a slave. He came to be our sacrifice so we might enter heaven to be with God. Without this sacrifice there is no hope for we are rotting, decrepit flesh. Every sin you have done, now and until you die, was laid on Christ. He took our guilt and punishment so that when God would see us, He would see perfection.

Keep this in mind as you celebrate Easter, and more importantly as you start your work week. If you consider this just a good story, and Jesus an inspiration only, then you are in danger of hell! Consider yourself, your actions. Write out all the ways you can sin from the Commandments and Christ's teachings, then do none of them for a month... a week.... a day. If you are truly honest with yourself, you will sin on a disturbingly regular basis. Until you know you are a fetid being, sinful and without hope, you won't realize you need Christ.

Enjoy the celebration at Easter... but also give proper thanks to the God who gives you a reason to celebrate.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Gospel of Judas is all the rage in the media. You would think the very Holy Grail was found! However, this is much ado about doo-doo. This "ancient" script is nothing more than the rantings of a sect called the Gnostics. While I could go into detail, I will link to someone I know has a proper angle on things. I will let Mollie Ziegler take this to task in her article at GetReligion. Enjoy the article and the education it provides!