Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Romans 1:18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things." (ESV)
People reject creation, not because it cannot be supported scientifically, but because they suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Secularism (often called evolution) is this generation's idolatry.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I've been reading Alchemy by Mike Wood on my Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0038M2HC6/ref=kinw_myk_ro_title ), and it's nothing like I was expecting it to be. The truth is, if I had known what it was about I probably would not have chosen to read it, but I think it was good for me to read. It is not a Sci-Fi book like I thought, but it is about relationships.
Al's father left when Al was young without any explanation, so the son imagined all kinds of possible reasons. It turns out the father was gay, & when Al ran into him accidentally one day he learned that his father was dying of AIDS.
There is something that draws certain people to a homosexual lifestyle, and without Christ it is impossible for them to overcome it. That doesn't mean it isn't sin, but everyone without Christ is a slave to sin. This is one sin that not everyone struggles with, but those who do often cannot get away from it, even if they try. Christ has to change them first.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
As many of my close friends know, I was hit by a pickup truck while riding my bicycle in 2005 & required immediate brain surgery. God performed a miracle & I survived, & I seem to be pretty much back to normal. The only remaining effects of that day are: I'm a little more hesitant when riding my bicycle (I got a new one about 5 years after the accident), I'm a bit more uncoordinated (not that I was that coordinated before), & the biggest one is short-term memory loss. I am able to still function normally as long as I write things down & record appointments on the calendar in my cell phone. Sometimes it's a little inconvenient when I have to retrace my steps until I remember what I went upstairs to do, but I've gotten used to it.
In many ways, this abnormal memory is a blessing in disguise. I may forget what I had for lunch that day, but I clearly remember something from 15 or 20 years ago. Forgetting things can be a blessing, too. You know that negative thing someone said that you just can't get out of your mind? That doesn't happen to me much, anymore. Also, I can read a comic book that I've read several times before & still be surprised!