I am saying Lent is not of Scripture.
Claiming a “life verse” of “nothing is impossible with God,” or saying that you’re going to dream “God-sized dreams” because of Scriptures about miraculous conceptions of prophets and Messiahs is absurd.
This verse has absolutely nothing to do with devotion to God, quiet times, waiting to hear from God, expecting God to speak to you or reveal things to you, or any number of things that women have made it out to mean over the past decade.
So, you see, while Jesus may not have specifically said, “Thou shall not…” in a red letter edition of the New Testament, Jesus is God. Jesus and the Father are one. If you know and love Jesus, you know and love the Father. “But Jesus never said” is not an excuse for any sin, period.
Again, this is a verse completely taken out of context and used to give false hope to countless women desperate for the real Truth that only Christ can bring.
It is my sincere hope that you have received the salvation so graciously offered by Christ Jesus, and your hope is in that, because then you know that your future lies in Heaven alongside the resurrected Christ.
I wasn’t going to do a Theology Thursday post this week, but then this somehow surfaced in my Facebook feed on Wednesday: This “Bible verse” was posted by the “Christian” radio station K-Love. And like last week’s verse, I have about had it with people completely misusing this verse and leading people down the health &… Continue reading Theology Thursday: John 10:10
You’ve seen this verse used out of context somewhere, I guarantee it. Most likely, you’ve seen this used on a running shirt (when not healing – still – from a broken foot, I fancy myself a runner), an athletic team’s t-shirt, or on Beth Moore’s most recent Facebook banner. “I can do all things through… Continue reading Theology Thursday: Philippians 4:13
One of the most popular verses I see popping up on Facebook lately is Exodus 14:14, in the ever popular NIV translation: “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (we all know how I feel about the phrase “be still”) Let me set the context for you. Moses has led… Continue reading Theology Thursday: Exodus 14:14
This past Sunday, our Pastor preached out of Mark 5. Specifically, he read Mark 5:24-34. I encourage you to look it up in your own Bible and read it, but the summary is this: Jesus has been teaching, and He is surrounded by huge crowds. They are pressing in around Him. Amongst the crowd… Continue reading Theology Thursday: Mark 5:24-34