Saturday, September 5, 2009

I was watching this sermon from the AOMin you-tube page, let me first say I enjoy listening to much of what is put out by this ministry, they are one of the most prolific and accessible apologetics organizations out there and I would recommend to anyone the many debates that are out there from them.

This sermon seems a little law heavy to me, maybe it's just the expository style with a reformed interpretation but it left me thinking as I have in the past how can a calvinist be personally assured of their own salvation?
What stood out to me was he made a point on the verse "crowned with glory and honor-esv" that the world doesn't see him this way, but we do! He asks who is this we?

He also takes the "so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.-esv" and says is this everyone on the planet earth? and is that how a Hebrew Christian would understand it? (perhaps they would say "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"-esv, would mean some from each tribe and nation because all doesn't always mean all right. )

He puts forth the proposition that the "everyone" is the "we". With that thinking if at the moment Hebrews was penned if I had been one in the world who didn't see him "crowned with glory and honor-esv" not being part of the "we" I would not be part of the "everyone". Being that some in the world came to Faith later would this not mean that the "everybody" would have to encompass more than the "we" this letter was penned to?

This is from HEBREWS CHAPTER 2:5-9 "..... In this way the grace of God was revealed to mankind, since it was in behalf of every single human being and for the sake of earning a complete salvation for all men that Christ tasted the bitterness of death, Rom. 5, 8; Gal. 2, 21. This perfect obedience of the Redeemer has now been recognized and rewarded by the award of divine and everlasting glory and honor, Phil. 2, 6-11; Eph. 1, 20-23; Matt. 28, 18. It is equally certain that it will finally be shown that God put everything in subjection under His feet. If we wish to leave the order of the clauses in the sentence unchanged and think of the revelation of divine glory that came to Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration, the explanation is almost equally simple: “He was made a little lower than the angels that He might suffer death; but He was crowned with glory and honor that this very death might bring all men to the glory of supremacy which was theirs when the fear of death was removed.”

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

the Case for Life

I've been reading the book The Case For Life by Scott Klusendorf I must recommend it to all, it would be a good book to lend to someone who is unsure and not pro-life as well. The book is easy to understand and it lays out the pro-life position well and even though it takes the time to go into all the side questions it draws you back to the central point that we can have no middle ground or compromise, if the unborn are human we must protect them as we would anyone else and if they are not human then what is the point with the "safe, legal and rare" speeches. Why should we want it to be rare and not common? Overall it has good talking points that will benefit all who care about the unborn.

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"The Case for Life" follow up

One quick follow up on my last post that I'd like to mention, I really enjoyed that Mr. Klusendorf wrote on the "unconscious violinist" which would fall under a "my body my choice" argument, I have heard this used before but never had heard a counter to it. He quotes a few responses others have made and to sum it up forget about waking up plugged into a stranger but now picture it being your own young son or daughter that you are supporting for a short period. It seems that abortion-choice arguments aim to take your focus so far off of reality that you miss the obvious facts. I wonder why the left doesn't use the absolute self autonomy for the father who has to use "his body" to work and pay child support, or to detach the welfare state from the taxpayers wallets like they would the violinist from his host?
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Saturday, July 25, 2009


When I uploaded the title banner it shrunk it down, I will mess with it later.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Nice little app called Blogpress got me to start a blog

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