MInTheGap

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

Our Modern Reality is Not All That Great

May 16th, 2018 Viewed 101 times

Daniel 2:31-45: Our form of government is not the best.

Nebuchadnezzar received a vision. In it, he saw that every government here that is after his is called inferior to that before it. It ended with God destroying it all and being the only government– or the creation of His Kingdom which would eventually conquer the Earth.

Many believe the American ideals and that these should be worldwide because this is the best way to have freedom; however, what we see is reality is that our form of government allows for all sorts of sin to gain social acceptance. As long as you can get enough people to vote for it or can get a court to deem it part of the freedoms we have been granted, it becomes the law.

As legislation leaves the area of government and moves into the realm of moral choices, what is legal replaces our moral code because the two parties begin to diverge.

Ezekiel 16:49-50: Sodom’s biggest sin sound very familiar.

When you hear of Sodom and Gomorrah you mostly think of the sin of sodomy, but Ezekiel states that they also had another and even bigger problem. Sodom had pride, was rich, but did not care for the poor and needy. An abomination pushed God over the edge and He removed them.

1 Corinthians 1:20-25: God says that the world views the Gospel as foolishness.

The evaluation of the world is that God is a fairy tale. Why should we base what we think about what the Bible tells us or what God expects of us based on what the world thinks of it?

God works in ways that bring Him glory—the exact opposite of what modern man believes and antithetical to the American “Puritan work ethic”. God used walking around a city to bring down the walls of Jericho, and He used one small child to take down a giant.

In 2 Corinthians 12:10 we see that God used Paul, who had a thorn in his side specifically there so that he would not boast in himself, but would give the glory to God.

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God is The Answer

July 8th, 2015 Viewed 1198 times

In God We Trust by Chris YarzabFrom Chuck Norris’ article In God we must trust:

Without God, there are no ultimate absolutes, civility and moral guidelines, as George Washington warned our nation in his Farewell Address. He posited, how else is a nation to maintain its civility and morality besides with God?

Government isn’t the answer. And neither is education, at least without religion. As Benjamin Rush, also a signer of the Declaration of Independence, explained, “Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.”

Our Founders had a better answer than government or even education. God is the answer. God is the moral compass of America. Or He should be, if we ever want to restore morality in our homes and civility to our land. Our Founders believed morals flowed from one’s accountability to God, and that, without God, moral anarchy would result.


Image: In God We Trust by Chris Yarzab

Liberty and Freedom Without Christianity

December 7th, 2010 Viewed 1474 times

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A lot is being said about liberty these days, especially in terms of things like the TSA, Obamacare, and the Tea Party.  Many that argue for less government make the case that government control spoils things.

  • It does not bring the prosperity that it promises.
  • It provides no incentive to work.
  • It leads to moral corrosion.

And I don’t disagree with them, but…

Slinky Clothing Provokes Rape?

March 3rd, 2010 Viewed 3933 times

Running a website on modesty, I have heard all sorts of reasons of why a woman should wear modest clothing.  Most of the reasons center around what different clothing does to guys that look at it, and a desire not to cause men to lust after a woman.

The problem with this logic is that this takes away the personal responsibility of the man to avoid looking at things that cause them to be tempted—and to resist temptation when it comes upon them.

Get to the Point

April 24th, 2008 Viewed 1669 times

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Sorry. The point is this: We have a new tyranny at hand, and it’s not coming from Christians. In fact, what Christians have tried to do pales in comparison to what is currently going on based on this new moral law of discrimination. It is now wrong to conduct business and not serve certain people or not hire certain people purely based on what someone thinks is your motive.

Scare you?

Defining a New Morality

April 23rd, 2008 Viewed 2367 times

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The second thing I found fascinating was the whole idea that discrimination is the new sin. In my discussion which is still continuing on Christian morality and Atheistic morality one of the things that I haven’t managed to get to is the discussion of basis for morality– what makes a given thing right or wrong. I’ll tackle this in the series, but I wanted to give you a frame of reference.

Where is Elijah?

April 22nd, 2008 Viewed 2298 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.

Loose Morality

April 21st, 2008 Viewed 2521 times, 1 so far today

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There’s this weird convergence on this topic on this blog such that it makes sense to clarify what I’m trying to say here because it’s foundational to what I’m saying elsewhere.

So, what do I mean when I say that Atheism has no basis for a moral code?
Let’s start with what I’m not saying and go from there.

The Christian Worldview

April 21st, 2008 Viewed 2457 times

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The more I’ve talked online about Creation vs. Evolution or Atheism vs. Christianity the more it confirms to me that these two worldviews are very difficult to reconcile because of their nature. Both believe that they reflect truth, and that the other reflects nonsense. Both strongly hold their opinions, and the longer that they debate them online (or in other places) the more hardened their opinions become. It gets to the point where one begins to wonder if there’s even a benefit to debate the topic simply because of the way that one side looks at the other side.

Do the Muslims Have a Point?

April 18th, 2008 Viewed 1828 times

hijab for dummies Around the time of 9/11 many people started saying that instead of using force we should try to understand why the East does not like the West.  One of the things that came back was our immorality.  Sending Barbie over to the East with her cutoffs and halter tops (as well as our pop princesses) did not sit well with those who wear burkas and punish those that engage in premarital sex with death.

Now hear me out, I’m not recommending either of these two things for American law or even to be implemented in the church.  Now that I’ve said it, let’s move on.

MInTheGap

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