The Bible is not the Word of God. It never refers to itself as such. According to the New Testament, Jesus is the Word of God. The Word of God is a person, not a collection of texts. The documents that make up the Bible contain words of God and inspired words about God written by people who encountered God in various ways. The grand mistake made over the last 500 years has been to substitute the text for the Word. This inevitably leads to a well-intentioned Phariseeism, a subtle idolatry. It can also, paradoxically, lead to a reluctance to honestly and rigorously examine the scriptural texts.
More: God’s Word was, is, and always shall be with God. God created all things through his Word. His Word was spoken to the patriarchs. Moses said that the Word of God was in the hearts and mouths of the people of Israel; this same Word came to the prophets. God sent his Word to earth in the human form of his Son, Jesus Christ, who preached that Word and personified it, who lived in the flesh and died on the cross and was raised to life. That same Word of God now sits on the right hand of God and speaks in the hearts of Christ’s followers and will judge all things. There is no scriptural basis for the claim that the Bible is the Word of God, for the scriptures do not exalt themselves, but they testify to Christ. From time immemorial people have tried to fit God into forms that they could touch, hold, study, classify, and finally control. People are still trying to do this by clinging to the unscriptural view that the Word of God is a book.(via jamesmdavisson)
Yesterday my mom, sister, and i went to a Moroccan restaurant and the guy was really really nice. He added extra everything on our order, charged us very much less, and gave us free sodas afterwards. The place was also a hookah lounge and he said we could stay longer and try it for free. I don’t know about that but the food was so yummy and maybe they just like new people but that was ridiculously nice of the guy.
Fried bananas with cinnamon are better.
See an almost christian looks right but lives wrong. Can’t stand the convictions in Romans so they sit down to be comforted in psalms. Doesn’t understand worship but love to sing songs like ‘I surrender all….-most.’
So being that i spent the first twenty years of my life eating prepared breakfast cereal it’s only natural the Wednesday before i turn twenty-one i learn by experience how simple it is to make my own. So i better sleep so i can wake up and have my breakfast and think of a cool name for it.
Has Stargate taught us nothing?
But really, if this is true then so are the crisis situations of Stargate very likely true to the self-replicating robots thing.
When you find out you saved all your notes/work from your only year at Bible college (college in general)
37 Year Old Warrant Officer Serhiy Kokurin is the first military casualty of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. Described as a diligent and loyal worker for Ukraine, Kokurin was a soldier of over 7 years enlistment who never once gave up the cause of defending his beloved homeland. Kokurin had a 4 year old child, and another on the way, at the time of his murder by Russian invaders.
Those children will grow up without their father, a man brutally slain by Russian imperialism and propaganda - likely, those same murderers will go on unpunished, unharmed despite this horrifying act of violence.
This is what war does. It destroys families, hearts, and freedoms.
Pray for Ukraine, Pray for Mr.Kokurin’s spirit and his family.
This. It makes war not worth it. It is an inefficient means to whatever people are trying to do. Because really, do so many have to die?
Let’s not find our Christian identity through doing Christian things. Let’s find our Christian identity through living in Him and walking in Him.
My dad is 43 today guys. Which is pretty impressive as the doctors said he’d never make it to 3. And he has lupus. And got malaria (like a little white boy would do living in Nigeria in the 70s, those missionary kids). It’s a good thing my dad doesn’t listen to doctors about things (dying like they said, is what i mean.)
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