Jan 30, 2023
The gospel or “good message” of the Bible is NEVER anything that sounds like a condition you have to meet, like “you can be saved if….”
One of the essential elements of the good message—evident all through Jesus’ teaching in the New Testament—is that “YOU CAN’T HAVE TO.”
Jan 17, 2023
What is the connection between the pursuit of happiness and the pursuit of religion as a means of obtaining that happiness? How about the brief and vulnerable nature of materialistic happiness, the burden of saving oneself as counterproductive in the pursuit of happiness?
Contrast all that with a religion where all...
Nov 30, 2022
Everything in the Bible and human history is a result of what is recorded in Genesis 1--3. Biblical history points to and then flows from the fulfillment of God’s promises of a Savior, evident in the Gospels that record the life of Jesus, the incarnate Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary....
Oct 27, 2022
Jacob goes to Laban’s and makes a vow on the way. Can we make deals with God?
Oct 26, 2022
Isaac blesses Jacob, not Esau. Here is a typical scenario of human relationships--all the result of Esau’s appetite and ego concerning his birthright and Rebekah and Jacob doing what they can to make sure Esau doesn’t get away with it. Indeed, we weave tangled webs.