Eschatology Affects Our Perspective

Believe it or not, but a person’s eschatology affects their political views. If you are amillennial, you recognize that the “Kingdom of Heaven is at hand,” so the affairs of your particular nation take a rightful backseat, since you belong to a greater kingdom, have a certain reigning King, and you are concerned with the…

A Passing Thought on Submission

One of the most difficult and resented words in the English language is “submit.” We, all of us, have a natural aversion to submission. We hate to give way to the authority another, and even if we do it is often resented. Yet we find various of this in commandments throughout the Bible. When I…

Consider the Birds

Look at the birds. Really. Take a peak at them. Last week, I was in my front yard and I couldn’t help but notice how the birds were singing, hopping through the grass, pecking at insects, and flying from place to place. At a time where most people were very – and rightly – concerned,…

Pestilences

I noticed this verse as I was studying for today. We’re all likely familiar with 2 Chronicles 7:14, but I imagine far fewer are familiar with the passage directly before it. “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send…

Some Tips of Livestreaming

Because a bunch of preachers have jumped into the video world while we’re all in exile (lol) I thought I’d share some video tips along with some relevant images: 1. Audio is more important than video, though in these extreme times anything is better than nothing. The easiest way to livestream a video is with…

Faith, Fear, and Prudence!

In the Old Testament, God gave provision for dealing with plagues and illnesses. If one had leprosy or came in contact with a corpse (as well as a few other issues), he or she was ceremonially unclean and had to be separated from the camp of Israel. For leprosy, a person was quarantined until cleansed….

Historical Reference on Church Responses to Epidemics

Interesting historical note. In the early 20th century, Flint River took a break during the flu outbreaks. I also found a historical notes that they took brief hiatuses during small pox outbreaks, when the Flint River flooded, and even due to Union occupation during the Civil War. Should things get dangerous out there (and we’re…

Is God Impressed?

When the disciples commented on the amazing architecture of Herod’s Temple, Jesus wasn’t so impressed (Mth 24:1-2). In fact, His reply was to inform them that not one stone of that structure would be left standing after God sent His judgment on Jerusalem, a judgment that would come in the siege of General Titus in…

Segregated Worship Saddens Me

God never intended families to be segregated in worship. In fact, God disapproves of divisions in worship because Christ is not divided. Therefore, there is “neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female,” but all one in Christ. The simple analogy of the church being the “body of Christ” is enough to tell…