Thursday, March 15, 2018

 Idolatry, Wow they did a show about Idolatry!  What are you living for? Have you ever asked yourself that question?

When I share the gospel I get drilled...How do you know the bible is true? There isn't the supernatural, The Bible is written by man, You just like the idea of eternal life...

So back at you... how do you know that what you are living for is true?  God created us to worship, we see that played out in everyone's life. But we hardly ever put to the test our idol that we live for, Money, fame, pleasure, where is your heart at?  Watch and learn about idolatry in this weeks review of "Living Biblically".


The Death of Stephen Hawking and Politically Incorrect Truth

We have heard recently in the news that famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died at 76 on March 14, 2018. He is well known for contributing cutting edge theories concerning general relativity and theorems relating to black holes.

Additionally, he often made headlines in his enthusiastic rejection of God, claiming often that he was an avowed atheist and that there is no need for God to explain the origins of the universe. In his book, Grand Design (p. 180), he says,

“Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist, It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”

Here is a man that is one of the most brilliant "scientific" men in recent memory, yet he is willing to base his entire eternity on the proposition that the universe was created out of nothing.... by nothing....  Does anyone see a problem here?  This is one of the most non-scientific statements that could be made. Science is that which can be verified by empirical approaches. This wishful statement of spontaneous creation violates known laws of physics. It is so sad that even brilliant men suppress the knowledge of the truth of God's creative hand (Rom 1:18-22).

A Texas legislator was criticized for sending out a tweet which said,

"Stephen Hawking now knows the truth about how the universe was actually made.
My condolences to his family."

He received criticism from those accusing him of being insensitive. Now, wisdom says be careful at reading in "tone" in texts, emails, or written correspondence. Was he sincere and heartfelt in his condolences? I am not sure, but what we do know is that anyone who dies an atheist creates a situation which saddens God's heart. He takes no pleasure in the death of the unbeliever (Ezekiel 33:11) and has a desire for all to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).

Nevertheless, an atheist that dies while rejecting God definitely has their eyes opened upon death. He has come face to face with the creator of the universe and his own soul and according to the Scripture, it will not go well for him without Jesus as his savior.

These hard truths are not politically correct, but our goal is not to fall into the trap of the pharisees of Jesus' day where Jesus said,

"For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God." (John 12:43)


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Natural Extension of Atheism is... Cannibalism???

What say you? Do you seen anything wrong with raising human meat from stem cells to be consumed? Is it disgusting? Inhumane? Or just a natural extension of the atheistic evolutionary paradigm?

Let's start with the basics. For an atheist there is no inherent or distinct value in human life. There can't be due to the fact that they believe we are simply just higher evolved animals ourselves. Additionally, for them, all life has evolved randomly (or accidentally) and thus is not imbued with any sense of value or morality. What Dawkins is offering up as a test case is completely consistent with his evolutionary and atheistic beliefs. This is why abortion is not a moral problem inherently. "Inherently" is the key word. There can be no such thing as absolute morality which applies equally to all humanity which includes all cultures for all time. I give him credit for being consistent.

However, as a believer in the Bible we are told that all humanity (believing and atheistic sinners) were made and given the image of God (Gen 1:27; James 3:9). Additionally, after the flood when God re-established His covenant with mankind, we are reminded that God would not allow premeditated murder to go unpunished because the image of God in man was so valuable (Gen 9:6). We were given permission to eat the flesh of animals (Gen 9:3-4), but not mankind! 

Just when you think it can't get any crazier.... 

Maranatha!  (Come Lord, Jesus!)


Monday, March 5, 2018

A Biblical perspective of "Living Biblically"

This is the first episode, all the other episodes will be created by topic, and will be about 3 to 5 minutes.

Join Mondo Gonzales and Bob Daly every week as they take a look at culture through the misunderstandings of "Chip" the main character in "Living Biblically" a new CBS sitcom.  Chip has decides to change his life after his best friend dies, His solution is to literally live by the bible without a true understanding on how the bible works as a whole.  Without knowing the theology that ties the story of the bible together, he foolishly attempts to live out his faith.  This makes for some funny situations but in doing so it doesn't represent what the context of scripture is saying. This reflects what the culture knows about the bible....That's why we want to set the record straight, sadly this sitcom's misrepresentation of the bible may be all a person knows about the Bible.  Pursue the truth for Truth's sake....or be deceived.

Monday, February 26, 2018

New Archaeological Finds Illuminate the Bible

There have been some interesting announcements lately concerning the archaeology of the Bible. One of them was an announcement from 2015 that a bulla (piece of inscribed clay used like a signature) was found that belonged to the famous King of Judah, Hezekiah. See this video:

Amazingly, another discovery was revealed this week which could possibly be the bulla of the Biblical Prophet Isaiah. It is incredible that every single day evidence is uncovered through archaeology showing the veracity of the Bible as real history and not just made up fairy tales as so many claim. You can check out the latest discovery in this video: