Recently, I have seen so much divisive language being passed around focused on the definition of marriage. It makes me sad that most of the thing I read are bashing another person’s deeply held beliefs instead of respectfully facilittating mutually beneficial discussion. Therefore, I wanted to try to add to the discussion something I have not seen anyone talk about. I hope to do it in a positive way. If the way I say something offends, I hope you can see past my imperfections as a human and can see what I am trying to say. Please share the page if you … Read the rest
I originally wrote this for a theology class. Let me know what you think.
Although this has become quite a debate between some denominations, it is interesting to note that the debate is quite recent. Infant baptism was something that was essentially accepted throughout the church for many centuries. There are examples of well-known Christians from the early centuries, such as Polycarp, who were baptized as infants. It wasn’t until the reformation that there arose many who did not believe in the practice. In fact, of all the traditions and beliefs held by the Catholic Church at the … Read the rest
A man with a white beard kneels down to a small, skinny and obviously malnourished child. There is monotone music playing as he explains the wretched situation of this helpless child living in the slums. I’m sure you’ve seen those commercials. You’ve probably thought—as I have in the past—oh no. Here they are, trying to guilt trip me again. But as I’ve studied the Bible and specifically Jesus’ own words and actions, I’ve come to a realization…
Think of the worst thing you’ve done, and Jesus is not only guilty of that, but every other sin imaginable or unimaginable. Jesus was the only person that was ever created perfect aside from Adam and Eve, but even He became imperfect. However, that is not where the story ends.
Paul tells us in Romans,
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 (NIV)
As humans, we were born into sin by … Read the rest
In my previous post I received a very interesting comment that made me think. At the end of the post I asked, “Honestly, who says?” in regards to saying negative things about you, but someone left a comment saying, “I say so.” This was very sad to me, but I definitely think this is a topic worth talking about. My last post was about what Others think about you, but this post is about what You think of yourself. I think each of these instances of self-esteem issues need to be tackled separately, so now I will go after the … Read the rest