MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

May 15th, 2015

What is the difference between God saying “No” in answer to prayer and saying “Wait”?

In All Things Christ

August 1st, 2008 Viewed 2217 times
This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series The Head of the Body

A Visionary Dream

There’s a famous dilemma that’s called the Chicken and the Egg dilemma. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It goes, “Which came first, the Chicken or the Egg?”

For the Christian, the answer is simple—the chicken was created with the fouls on day 5.

Inside this discussion, however, is a very important truth. When it comes to the Christian life, God always comes first—then the believer. Yet often we replace the order and wonder why we don’t have the power of God.

Starting Monday I want to look at this truth—that God came first, and see what the Bible has to tell us about living a life that’s in God’s will.

Christian Tolerance

May 20th, 2008 Viewed 2085 times

Bible and Cross Fox News reported this:

JERUSALEM — Orthodox Jews have burned hundreds of New Testaments in the latest act of violence against Christian missionaries in Israel.

Where is Elijah?

April 22nd, 2008 Viewed 1971 times

Torch For some weird reason I’m in a reflective type mood as of late. I think a lot of it has to do with the workbook I’m working through called Experiencing God. (You can find the link to it in my sidebar.) At its core is the premise that God is still at work in the world, and He wants us to join Him in that work.

Ok, pretty good so far, right? Then the screws tighten. He wants to do God-sized things through us, but we’re too busy being busy for God and all the while depending on ourselves rather than him.

Why We Do What We Do

April 14th, 2008 Viewed 1808 times
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Comments on Atheism

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For everything we do, we have a reason. Sometimes we do not think through the reason, but there is a reason none the same. So, when it comes to the discussion of morals and why we do what we do, it is important to recognize this fact if we are going to have a good discussion.

Oprah’s Church

April 11th, 2008 Viewed 2505 times

Portrait of serious young woman. Fewer things are more powerful than celebrity.  Scientology uses this to its advantage, getting big names to perpetuate its cult.  That’s one of the reasons why Christians have started to protest Oprah Winfrey’s new religion by trying to spread the word about how what she is teaching through her television show is not something that Christians should follow.

Unfortunately, people tend to follow instead of lead, and many will be taken in by the new age proclamations made by this woman.  I don’t believe that she is malicious, but I do believe that she is encouraging something the Bible says to avoid– attempting to contact the spiritual realm, and to dabble where God says to avoid.

Video after the jump…

Should We Be Sorry?

April 11th, 2008 Viewed 1830 times

2840.fbcsugarhillsign.jpg.imageA Sugar Hill, Georgia Pastor proclaimed that he was sorry to his community— sorry for the judgmental tone that comes from most Christians.

A Georgia Baptist pastor who pledged to apologize to gays, women seeking abortions, and couples who live together outside marriage during his March 30 sermon did just that – and then he offered an evangelistic invitation that would have been at home in any traditional Baptist congregation.

You Call That Fellowship?

April 11th, 2008 Viewed 1716 times

BibleI’m a Baptist, and one of the things that Baptists constantly get picked on is Fellowship and Food.  My church lived up to this reputation this winter by having a meal every Sunday followed by an afternoon service rather than having an Evening Service, but that’s beside the point…

Just what is fellowship?

Morals without Christianity

March 26th, 2008 Viewed 5008 times, 1 so far today

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It was an interesting conversation that I did not start. The other day I was working at my desk when a coworker– a contractor from natively from Canada– probed to see what I believed in and then offered a short dissertation on the impact of Christianity in his hometown.

Basically, he recounted that in Quebec at one time the Roman Catholic Bishop (or whatever head was there) more or less ruled so far as ethics were concerned. Even public officials would go for this man’s blessing. But during the 50s and 60s when both ours and his country started to reject religion, the people of Quebec stopped listening to this man’s guidance, and now the city is rampant with crime and this man attributes this to the wane of religious authority in the town.

Christian Atheism

March 20th, 2008 Viewed 4894 times, 1 so far today

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One of the things that is truly fascinating about the atheist movement in America in 2008 is not that there are people that actually believe that the Universe was brought about from nothing, but that they attempt to take morality from Christianity and then claim a secular derivation in order to take ownership of said morality.

For example, not very long ago an atheist decided to raise money for a charity. Why would they do such a thing? The concept of loving your neighbor is a Christian concept, not a secular one. In fact, if you were to derive morality from science, you would end up arguing that the helpless should be left without help so that the fittest may survive.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.