A discussion of Matthew 5:6. "Hunger and thirst after righteousness..." I used to go after ... whatever, to fill the God-shaped hole in my heart. But it never worked. Now what?
A discussion of Matthew 5:5. Is meekness weakness? Or does it mean "malleable", like potters clay?
A discussion of Matthew 5:4. "What's it mean to mourn?" Does Gods comfort teach me something I can use later?
A discussion of Matthew 5:3. "What's it mean to be poor in spirit." What about brokenness is attractive to God?
The truth of any matter must be established on the testimony of witnesses. And witnesses cannot testify of themselves. Sola Scriptura - citing only scripture - is therefore, unbiblical… according to an a-priori theorem that scripture itself instructs requires witnesses. And this is corroborated because these instructions are of Jesus himself.
Recall the profane fire of Nadab and Abihu? Now: The Evangelical underpinning of political insurrection.
... the issues of this age are reflections of the very ones Jesus faced with Judaism. We are witnesses in our time to a core of zealous, false evangelical mysticism that serves as the foundation for a bloated cult of ignorance and denial.
“I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus. You can quote me on that,” he said, repeating it a second time to claps, saying that “people are healed” in his church.
And now, in our lifetime! The Lord has once again flushed scavengers from the branches of the mustard tree. Many churches will be silent, empty this Easter Sunday. A kind of forced reverence has descended upon places of worship that is unprecedented.
The Planets change positions against the backdrop of the Sun and the Moon moving over the Stars. The notion of those lights being placed just so, for our Passover / Easter remembrance is awe-inspiring.