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Biblical Worldview: A Mystery Revealed
Over the centuries from before the time of Moses the biblical worldview has defined reality from the Creator’s perspective. God has kept his secret things, his mysteries, and given to his children those things that he has revealed. Both Matthew and Paul wrote about the mystery that has been revealed to the few and kept secret from the world. This revelation has been given that we might know how to obey God and fulfill our purpose. Yet most people, even Christians, reject this biblical worldview.
In North America many celebrate with beer and revelry a day they say is in honour of St. Patrick of Ireland. But here again is a mystery! Very few acknowledge that Patrick was actually a scripturalist. He was faithful to a strongly biblical worldview. How do we know? More
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Esther and Purim
Power of a Biblical Worldview
The scriptures, the source of the biblical worldview, claim to be “God-breathed.” They offer God’s revelation of the reality of the world and our role in His plan. In teaching believers “how to live right” the scriptures challenge us to fulfill two overarching commands. “Live by every word of God” and “Bring every thought into captivity.” This must be done in order to do our part in fulfilling Christ’s will and accomplishing His purpose. But, this cannot be done, except that we have faith as a sure foundation — and this faith is strengthened as we read the stories of our ancestors in the faith.
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Two Trees and Two Worldviews
When I got up this morning, after losing an hour’s sleep with the start of Daylight Saving Time, I turned on CBC’s Sunday Edition. While fixing breakfast, I began listening—but promptly turned it off. It was just too much to swallow, before I’d even had my morning cup of tea.
What is it about these liberal “thinkers” that so aggravates? Perhaps, it’s because they’ve fallen for the world’s oldest con, and I hate to see people deceived and used…read more
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A Biblical Worldview: Why Christians Fail?
A recent Barna survey concluded that, of the American public polled, only 4% had a biblical worldview. And evangelical Christians didn’t do much better, at only 9% . So what were the criteria that the pollsters used as being indicative of the biblical worldview?
There are absolute moral truths
The Bible is true and accurate
Christ was sinless
God, the Creator, rules today
Salvation is a gift
Christians should share their faith
Satan is real
So how is it that some call themselves Christians, and yet do not have a “biblical worldview?” And does it really matter? More
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God’s Immigration Policy:
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Strangers and Foreigners
Nations face many dilemmas as they try to establish policies dealing with an influx of immigrants. God had provided wise guidelines for his nation to follow. To deal judiciously with resident aliens, God taught that there was to be “one law” for all. Multiculturalism was not a part of the national covenant with God. There was one God and only one way to worship God. God’s love for all people meant that he wanted them to come to know him — the Creator of all people. The nation was to be a safe haven for all who wanted to find their refuge in God. More
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What God Says about Immigration
The news is full of stories about the thorny question of immigration. Here in North America, in Europe and many other nations, political leaders are wrestling with this issue. Due to conflict, oppression, or economic deprivation in other nations, many people are fleeing. They are seeking safe havens for themselves and their families. So what should a nation consider in establishing a fair, compassionate, and wise immigration policy — one that serves the country’s citizens and the potential refugees or immigrants. There are those who advocate opening the floodgates. Others want to put up barriers to limit or control access. So what was God’s advice? Are we willing to listen to what God says about immigration? More
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Ambassador for God? or Trolls with Truthiness.
You know the social media trap…as Jack Knox, a local satirist described it. It’s a place where people make false assertions dogmatically with little or no evidence, where many self-righteous engage in a toxic “snarl-fest,” and reputations are smeared with a “casual truthiness.” It is this ignorant and useless talk that hampers a democratic society. Preston Manning, former PC leader opined that it is this kind of negativity that keeps qualified people from seeking elected office. We have witnessed an explosion of vitriolic, ignorant, and false assertions in the wake of the US elections, and it has had a very chilling effect on decent dialogue.
When Truthiness Reigns
Truthiness, is an attempt to pass off error as if it were fact. Paul in writing to Timothy, paints a disturbing portrait of his contemporaries: arrogant, boastful, profane gossips disseminating malicious reports. They were “irreconcilable” — unwilling to listen to a reasoned argument or to find common ground for considerate discussions. Then there were others who bought into these falsehoods, rejected sound teaching and the facts, and preferred delusions to truth. His advice to Timothy was to avoid such people. Is our society beginning to walk this path?
Ambassador for God… in Chains
Knowing the climate of the times as Paul did, he still encouraged believers to continue to preach the gospel and be ambassadors for Christ — even in chains. The Christian’s role is that of a “herald” the one who goes before the King to proclaim the King’s message with authority and conviction. This is our calling and Christ tells us how we are to prepare to fulfill this role. A role that requires the heralds of the King to preach, correct, warn, and exhort with inexhaustible patience. So the next opportunity that you find time to spend on social media ask yourself. As an ambassador for God, am I fulfilling my purpose, or am I ensnared by the trolls and their “truthiness?”