Saturday, January 3, 2009

Thoughts from today

From Dr. James Kennedy - A woman's right to choose "is a very interesting concept. It is an aborted sentence. It ends rational dicussion; it is an emotional declaration; it is a sentence without a predicate. Obviously, a moment's reflection would indicate that a person does not have an unlimited right to choose anything he or she wants to do (including killing someone)."

I learned that there is a GodTube site.

Both the "Roe" in Roe v Wade and the "Doe" in the companion case of Doe v Bolton are both outspoken pro-life advocates today.

I was watching a program on Fox (you know, the far-right network) that profiled the story of a man, who is the son of a founder of Hamas, who converted to Christianity. What opened his heart? What gave him spiritual eyes? When was he born again? When he read the following phrase in the Bible..."Love your enemies." It was a radical departure from everything he had been taught and changed him in an instant. Now, he lives in the US and is seeking political asylum. His life is in danger because the Quran says, "If anyone changes their religion - kill him." Now that is religion. Following orders to gain acceptance instead of the other way around. Can you imagine following that god? Allah doesn't go looking for the lost sheep. He doesn't care about the prodigal son eating out of a pig's trough. He is not about love or sacrifice. Do you want to worship a god that doesn't love you? I know I don't.

There is no such thing as hypocritical joy. There are hypocritical smiles, and hypocritical laughter, and hypocritical testimonies about our joy, and hypocritical good deeds and kind words. But there is no hypocritical joy. Joy is either there as a testimony to what you treasure. Or it isn’t there. God knew what he was doing when he created us to know and enjoy him. His aim is that we reflect and display the worth of his glory. God created us to enjoy him, because joy is the clearest witness to the worth of what we enjoy. It’s the deepest reverberation in the heart of man of the value of God’s glory.

I am wrestling with presuppositional apologetics. I don't know enough about it yet to write something intelligent on the matter.

I think this was a good day.

What if every church service started this way?