People who waste time trying to silence someone with a different view, are deceivers rather than bearers of truth. If what someone believes is true then alternative views are not a threat to them because they won’t stand up in light of the truth and so there is no need to silence these other views. These people are just looking to control others rather than persuade them. Persuasion does not happen with fear but with love.Continue reading
Category Archives: Philosophy
Trying to understand God’s decisions and view of reality from a biblical lens.
God’s Provision through Generosity
The Torah’s laws ensure sure that everyone in Israel had basic needs like food because it is truly God’s will that no one starves and that everyone is provided for. Jesus teaches this in Matt 6:25-34 and Luke 12:22-34 when saying that God feeds the birds and clothes flowers so he will the same and more for his people. In Matthew 7:7-11 and Luke 11:11-13, Jesus also said that when asking the father in faith for provision, he will provide for us because he loves us just like human fathers and gives an example saying that no father would give their children a stone instead of bread, a snake instead of fish, or a scorpion instead of an egg. In addition, Jesus displays God’s provision when he feeds the 5000 Jewish families (Matt 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-15) and the 4000 Gentile families (Matt 15:32-39, Mark 8:1-10).Continue reading
Judging Teaching by Its Fruit
Jesus said to watch out for false teachers and to judge them by their fruit. How are we supposed to do this?Continue reading
Unlimited Faith in God’s Word
The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Every day our society, culture, and event around the world challenge if God exist or if the bible is true. Is it possible to have faith in any god, let alone the God of Israel from the bible in a fallen, dangerous world, growing ever more secular?Continue reading
Truth in Love
When interacting with the world, believers must speak the truth in love (Ep 4:15). Anyone trapped in sin doesn’t matter if it is drug addiction, sexual sin, idolatry, or greed, will be defensive about their habit. The best thing to do is to focus less on the specific category of sin, and instead on the person needing salvation.Continue reading
Is God’s Truth Relative?
Some people believe truth is relative and that everyone can have their own “truth” even though it contradicts another thing. However, the truth is not true if isn’t consistent and grounded so that can’t be true. What happens when two truths contradict each other? How can computer technology even work if true and false are relative and interchangeable? Computers work with circuits built on logic gates with binary switches, something has to be true or false in order for a program to determine which method to use under certain conditions. Where does truth come from? One answer would be God, but how do we define God?Continue reading
God’s Plans for You
Sometimes when people quote Jeremiah 29:11 they don’t fully understand what it means. Some people will say God knows the plans he has for us so he’s going to make our plans work out. That’s actually not the case. In that verse, it says God knows the plans HE has for us, so this is not about our plans but his. This likely may come from people reading partial quotes of this scripture from memes on social media rather than reading in context as a whole verse.Continue reading
Heaven Is A Kingdom Not A Democracy
If a person doesn’t agree with God’s teaching and instructions now, then why should they expect to submit to him in the Kingdom of Heaven? Why should God even accept them into the kingdom if they don’t even trust, accept, and agree with his word and instructions? Most people wouldn’t move to a foreign country that enforced laws they don’t agree with, so why would any choose God’s Kingdom if they don’t like its ruler or laws?Continue reading
The Sin of Being the Tempter
Jesus says in Matthew 18:6-7 and Luke 17:1-3, that anyone that causes the children (of Israel) to sin should have a millstone tied around their neck and cast into the sea. This implies that tempting others to sin is worse than sinning against God or them.Continue reading
Why Is There Evil (Satan)?
If God is so good why does evil exist? Did God create evil? If evil is inevitable why didn’t God just kill Satan after he rebelled?Continue reading