Showing posts from December, 2010

Christian Pharisees

The term "Christian Pharisee" is an oxymoron, however, there are many people who claim to be Christians but act like Pharisees. The Pharisees are blind to their own errors but think they have the truth, which is why they are condemned. "If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, 'We see,' your guilt remains." Claiming to be speaking for God they teach their own commandments. "This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men (Matt 15:8-9)."

In one situation the Pharisees challenged Jesus for eating with tax collectors and sinners, but Jesus answered them, by saying, "Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice (Matt. 9:13).'" These are the words of Hosea where at the end of the book he says, "whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them; for th…

John Lennox on Hawkings

John Lennox has successfully debated Richard Dawkins and has written a book called, God's Undertaker - Has science buried God. Here is an article he wrote concerning the book by Stephen Hawking, called The Grand Design.

Matrix Christianity

The movie the Matrix depicts a world where most of the people are only alive in their minds. Connected to the Matrix they live in a simulated reality being used in a war of man versus machine. Those who are "free" and not connected to the Matrix fight the machines.

Most of Western Christianity is lived only in the mind. If we examine the trends that are in the world, we will find the same trends in the church. It was once frowned on to drink, smoke, fight, swear, or gamble, now these very same things are being promoted in the church and perhaps even admired. Most Christians today will exclaim that none of these things determine if you are Christian, and I agree, but the problem is that those were the remaining differences between Christianity and the world. Examining the day-to-day lives of individual Christians in the public sphere would be remarkably similar, if the not the same, as those who are not Christians. This is quite frightening especially since this is the genera…