Showing posts from January, 2019

My Free Will

Everyone is created with a free will.   This provided Adam and Eve with the reason or means of disobeying God.   I happen to believe Adam is not only a representative of every human being—he was more—he was LIKE every human being.   What I mean by that is—given the choice—every one of us, sooner or later, would have eaten the fruit. Adam’s free will gave him a choice.  His choice was simple—obey God or act independently.  He chose independence and suffered the consequences. In our freedom, we live life making choices.  We choose a spouse, a baby’s name, a kind of car, a vocation, etc.  Our life is one continual choice. Spiritually speaking: (The following is gleaned from  Gerald G May Addiction and Grace) In our spiritual life—freedom of choice—gives you basically 3 alternatives: # 1.  You risk total obedience to Christ.   # 2.  You strive for autonomy—and do your own thing. # 3.  You give in to whatever power or addiction grips you. Risk total Ob

Why is Holiness so unpopular?

I recently read Rod Parsley quoting Leonard Ravenhill.  Here is the quote:  “The greatest miracle God could ever do is to take an unholy man out of an unholy world, make him holy, put him back in an unholy world, and keep him HOLY.” Let’s face it—holiness (what ever that means) has reached a pretty low degree on the scale of popularity.  Let me give you a brief description of my journey with the ever elusive holiness.  I was raised and learned my ‘Christian walk’ steeped in a culture of holiness.  This holiness culture was interpreted by me in the following manner: 1.  God is holy—Peter is not. 2.  While the initial dose of holiness came through salvation—after the initial dose, Peter needed to majorly step up to the plate and smarten up. Basically this was interpreted like this:  If it was fun—it was probably wrong. 3.  Unholiness could jeopardize the initial dose of the aforementioned imputed holiness received at salvation.   4.  Lack of holiness (which digressed

The End of Time!

My eschatology: What is going to happen? 1.  God will reign “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”  (Rev 11:15 NKJV) There will be no rival systems, no rival kingdoms, no rival ideas—God will reign as KING. 2.  God’s wrath will be expressed… People’s wrath will be silenced. “The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come.” (Rev 11:18 NKJV) The world is a constant expression of false anger and wrath.  At the end of time…God’s wrath will prevail against all evil.  3.  Pure justice will prevail. “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned. The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, (Rev 11:17-18 NKJV) All creation will bow to pure justice.  No more crookedness.  No more bullies.  There will only be—-Puri