Thursday, January 11, 2007

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Truman Show

If you have never seen the Truman Show, I will give it to you in a nutshell. A man's entire life is caught on camera for the world to see. He doesn't know they are watching. The most private parts of Truman's life are available for all to see.

Do you think that Truman would have acted different had he known that people were watching? Would you act different if you knew that people were watching you? Well you are. Not by your peers, but by your Heavenly Father. He sees and knows all.

Today as you go about your business and are presented with that moment of decision to do right or wrong. Realize the eyes of the Holy Spirit are on you. Hopefully this is motivation enough to do right even when no one else is around.

Monday, July 31, 2006

TPQ - The Firefighter

A firefighter buys a really nice stereo for the Chief's firetruck. In the process of setting the stereo up he is called out to a house fire. ALONE. When he gets to the fire he stays in the truck. He sees a family trapped in a second story window screaming for help. The firefighter signed up for this very thing, to rescue those who would die without his help. The firefighter remained in the truck. At that moment he felt Ill- equipped to save these people... he simply didn't know what to do. So instead of trying to help in some fashion and use the fire equipment he did have, the firefighter chose to keep working on the Chief's new radio. Witnesses looked on in horror as a Mother clinching an infant jumped to her death all within the firefighters sight. When the witnesses screams turned to anger toward him, the firefighter simply put on headphones to drown out the noise. Soon after a father clutching two more children fell from the building to their deaths. The firefighter had plenty of time to attempt a rescue. He did nothing.

The firefighter pleaded no contest in this case. The defense however said that because he felt ill-equipped and because of his generous gift of a stereo to the fire department his sentence should be lessened.

If you were the Judge in this case... what sentence would you hand down to the firefighter?

Let us know what you think and look for my answer in the comments section.

Friday, July 28, 2006

TPQ - God a Cosmic Child Abuser?

The Bible says that God gave his Son to die on the cross for OUR sins.That means God sent Jesus to be punished for the things you did. You wouldn't punish your completely innocent child for the sins of another child. If you believe this is an unfair analogy because Jesus offered his life how do you reconcile the clear teaching that God GAVE his Son? How does this still show a Good Loving God? Is God a Cosmic child abuser or is something else going on here?

Let us know what you think and look for my answer in the comments section.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

A thought...

Church is not a museum for saints, but rather a hospital for sinners.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I have seen the Anti-Christ...Honest.

Scower your Bibles for a moment looking for refrences to the Anti-Christ and you will find only these four instances.

1 John 2:18
Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.

1 John 2:22
Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son.

1 John 4:3
but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

2 John 1:7
Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.

When we read anything from an article in the newspaper to the Bible we must ask ourselves "Who", "What", "When", "Where", "Why" and "How". Thats fundamental 5th grade knowledge. We must not read into what is written. Only interpret from facts. Here the "Who" of the antichrist is CLEARLY spelled out...

According to the BIBLE the Anti-Christ is:
  • Any Man who denies that Jesus is Christ.
  • Any Spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus as coming in the flesh.

The Anit-Christ is used in a plural sense not the singular... there are many anti-christ among us everyday. No since in looking for some great world leader to secretly fill the position of anti-christ. The position is already taken, just take a look around. I have seen them. So have you.