Even as I type this opening line, I am dreadfully aware that today’s words will not be popular. I do not harbor any secret ambitions about getting 100 shares on Facebook with this post. I’m about to go against what all the expert bloggers teach us to do, and say things that simply aren’t popular.
In the 17th century, a French mathematician and philosopher asked himself a perplexing question, “Do I really exist.” After considerable thought, Rene’ Descartes concluded that since he was the one asking the question it was only logical that he must exist. After all, if he didn’t exist he couldn’t have asked the question. His summation, “Cogito ergo sum” translated, “I think therefore I am.”
Although Resurrection Day 2017 is now behind us, the resurrection of Jesus the Christ remains central to the everyday lives of His followers. The death, burial and resurrection of Christ is proof of God’s promises in ancient scripture and the modern reason for our future hope. The Apostle Paul was so adamant about the centrality of the Resurrection to the Gospel that he said, “… if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.” (1 Corinthians 15:14). This is one of the many reasons I love the newly released movie, “The Case for Christ.”
Deeply moving celebrations of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus the Christ happened around the world this past weekend. It is a marvelous time of year for Christians as we are prompted to reflect on the greatest historical moment known to mankind. As I mentioned in a previous blog, it was planned by God from the foundations of the world and first promised in Genesis 3:15. It was typified in the story of Abraham and Isaac, and today I would like to show you some of the prophetic significance that God laid out in the Passover.
As we prepare to celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross this Friday, a great way to look forward is to first look back. About 2000 years before Christ, Abraham the Father of Faith, was commanded by God to sacrifice his only begotten son, Isaac. Coincidence? Absolutely not! God was setting into motion prophetic symbolism that would verify the authenticity of Jesus Christ as Messiah. Continue reading “The Past is the Future”
In an ironic twist that has apparently gone largely unnoticed, even by its instigators, Harvard University is making a revelatory move that memorializes its departure from truth and serves as an official resignation from its post as herald of light and bearer of love.
When modern Christians think of the Priesthood, many imagine long robbed old men with long gray hair and long gray beards standing in front of a huge altar with smoke rising from a fresh sacrifice. The image that most contemporary Children of God fail to see, is one that is far more important; it is the image of ourselves walking out our daily lives in harmony with the Holy Spirit.