Archive for December, 2008

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Hilarious! I think my wife’s a Calvinist

December 23, 2008
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Hilarious! I think my wife’s a Calvinist

December 23, 2008
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Falling off the edge of the world!

December 22, 2008

I bet some of you have thought I fell off the edge of the world. Well in a way I have as I seem to have gotten more and more sick in the last 3 weeks to the point I finally went in to see a doctor. He stated that I may have pneumonia and then gave me antibiotics, cough medicine and eye drops for an eye infection I have also. Yet here I am… feeling mostly better… well at least better than I did two days ago as I spent the entire night coughing my lungs out. I felt like I had done 1000 push ups as my abs and back hurt like anything. On top of all this I also had my homework to finish up and hand in a rough draft of my essay that is due in 3 weeks. I had not even started writing until Sunday when it was due. Somehow I was able to round up over a 1000 words and wonder if I am going to have to cut out some of the essay to stay under the 1700 word limit! Thank God for the gift of gab I guess. I wanted to thank all of you that knew this was going on for your prayers and words of encouragement.
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Falling off the edge of the world!

December 22, 2008

I bet some of you have thought I fell off the edge of the world. Well in a way I have as I seem to have gotten more and more sick in the last 3 weeks to the point I finally went in to see a doctor. He stated that I may have pneumonia and then gave me antibiotics, cough medicine and eye drops for an eye infection I have also. Yet here I am… feeling mostly better… well at least better than I did two days ago as I spent the entire night coughing my lungs out. I felt like I had done 1000 push ups as my abs and back hurt like anything. On top of all this I also had my homework to finish up and hand in a rough draft of my essay that is due in 3 weeks. I had not even started writing until Sunday when it was due. Somehow I was able to round up over a 1000 words and wonder if I am going to have to cut out some of the essay to stay under the 1700 word limit! Thank God for the gift of gab I guess. I wanted to thank all of you that knew this was going on for your prayers and words of encouragement.
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Because some ruin it for the rest…

December 14, 2008

I am back to moderating my comments as some seem fit to come here and make inappropriate comments again. I hope to allow comments to go unmoderated soon, but as there are some that seem to want to spread lies and I see no need to let them do so here.

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Because some ruin it for the rest…

December 14, 2008

I am back to moderating my comments as some seem fit to come here and make inappropriate comments again. I hope to allow comments to go unmoderated soon, but as there are some that seem to want to spread lies and I see no need to let them do so here.

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Biblical Hope. Does God Hope?

December 12, 2008

Biblical hope is trusting in that what God has done will come as it was promised. Jesus’ return is the Blessed Hope… For Jesus is our Hope… to say that “hoping it happens” is not biblical hope at all… Biblical hope is to “anticipate with confidenc or expectancy.” I think God placed His Hope in Christ Jesus… and knowing that His desires would come to fulfillment in the Hope that is and comes through Christ Jesus. Do a word study on “Hope” in the bible and you will see what I am saying. Often “Faith” and “Hope” are translated from the same word from Greek.

I think God anticipates with expectancy that which he began in Christ Jesus before the Creation of the world… or as the writer of Hebrews put it…

Hebrews 11: 1. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

I see God hoped to redeemed all people and it is by faith in Christ he planned to do this and was certain it would work.

I hope you do not disagree that God held in total confidence that His Hope for us would save us… For it is His Hope we receive as all things are a gift from God… for if salvation is of God alone as you state you believe, then Hope is from God and of God and imparted to us through Jesus Christ… If the hope as some state is only produced from human effort it is Godless hope and does nothing for us.

I will also add that all godly things come from God. As with righteousness and holiness, hope is also a gift of and from God. Our hope is not as this world hopes it is God’s hope imparted to us. Otherwise to say we have “hope” in Christ, by your definition leaves us with uncertainty.