A discussion of Matthew 5:3. "What's it mean to be poor in spirit." What about brokenness is attractive to God?
Recall the profane fire of Nadab and Abihu? Now: The Evangelical underpinning of political insurrection.
“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.
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.
The transmission of false teaching Pastor to congregant and person to person … is akin to adultery with idols.
This is men worshiping the creation of their own hands. Incest.
Shiginoth. "pro ignorantiis" which is "for sins done in ignorance." What part of ignorance is elevated by denial. What truth is denied? And deceit? What facts are distorted? Where? In politics? In Science? In Doctrine?
Treason: "Action or inaction to desecrate and subvert an Allegiance."
...describing how discipleship works. This is a very, very messy business. Not sterile, but hands on. People come. They go. They come back. This is a battle and the sword of the Word cuts deeply. Warriors for God will have blood on their hands but survive to dance in the streets like David did.
Questioning our anonymity... Should it be put on the altar? In 12-step programs we always respect anonymity. It's a necessary component of self-help community. But Christianity isn't conducted anonymously.
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for." Something like a tube of toothpaste. If I squeeze hope, faith is the substance that comes out.