Sunday, November 15, 2009

Heaven Misplaced: Chapter 3 (What Abraham Saw) Questions and Answers

Question 1: When Abraham believed the promise of God, what was the promise that he believed exactly?
Answer 1: That all the heathen would be converted.

Q 2: If Jesus died in order that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, does this mean that God promises Abraham that Christ would come to die as a sacrifice, in order that the promise to Abraham might be fulfilled? Did Abraham understand this?
A 2: Yes, and yes.

Q 3: Why does Paul argue that going back to the old, pre-Messiah order was an impossibility?
A 3: Because the old order was in bondage, and Christ accomplished freedom from all bondage. Christ is the new witness of Himself in the new order.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dancing With My Wife

Dishwater hands. No makeup. Hair down around her shoulders. Dancing in the kitchen to "Baby, It's Cold Outside". My wifey has never been as beautiful.
I remember a former pastor and professor saying on more than one occasion how the longer one is married, the better it gets. It is true. My wife grows in beauty every day, and is more beautiful than she was on our wedding day. She is amazing, and I am very blessed to be her husband. Happiness, for me, is being married to her and dancing in the kitchen.

Wonderful Words

Rom. 10:9-13 ...if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on whom shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.