The Anti-Gay Tornado

October 7, 2009

Was it a warning sign from God back in August?  A tornado blew through Minneapolis when the Lutherans were trying to decide to allow their clergy to be practicing homosexuals. (Big Hat tip to Caffeinated Thoughts)

Here’s what super preacher John Piper thinks of it.  He was in Minneapolis for another conference.

All I can say is “There but for the grace of God go I.”

Thank God for His Mercy!

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Of Stonings and Wars

September 23, 2009

The Codex Gigas from the 13th century, held at...
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There are those who claim the Bible is just as barbaric as the Koran. They site all the passages about massive killings ordered by God and how people could be stoned to death for breaking the sabbath, dishonoring their parents or for committing adultery.

What they fail to realize is these passages are designed for a civil government meant for a specific period in history.  Ancient Israel was a sign for all the nations around them.  When they followed the law they prospered and when they didn’t their enemies prospered.

Every part of The Law and The Prophets pointed to the coming Messiah (aka The Christ) who would fullfill the law and lead the whole world to the God of Abraham Issac and Jacob.

The bible is really a series of books written over a long period of time with a progressive unifying theme, the redemption of humanity and it’s reconciliation back to God.  We go from losing The tree of life in The Garden of Eden to it’s returning at the end of the book of Revelation.

This makes it far above all the other so called sacred books out there.  Just the fact that it has survived this long says something.  In spite of all the attempts to repress it throughout history it’s the most popular book of all time by far.

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