The Plumb Line

How do we judge?

Behold, I am setting a plumb line
in the midst of my people Israel;
I will never again pass by them

Amos 7:7

There is a large swath of biblical scholarship attempting to find a “better” approach to the scriptures. There is a desire to avoid term “inerrancy” when speaking of the Bible. Not me, I actually do believe “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so…”

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Is the New Testament Now What They Wrote Then?

This is a great sermon to explain how we got the New Testament, and why we can trust it.

What is the Gospel?

Clearly, I think, 1 Cor 15:1-11 is a sufficient description of the gospel:

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures… so we preach and so you believed.

  • the gospel is communicated/declared/preached
  • the gospel must be received/believed
  • Jesus died to pay for the penalty of our sins
  • He really died and was burried
  • He really did, physically, come out of the grave on the third day
  • All of this is in accordance with the OT (this is the earliest Christian tradition recorded)

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Millennial Marriage Vows

Vows are where we give our word, before God and witnesses, that we will NEVER LEAVE, never “’til death do us part”

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We are increasingly becoming a nation of liars, so here’s some more accurate vows we might be able to live with:

I, GROOM, take you, BRIDE,
to be my free-trial lover and live-in dog-sitter,
to love until I leave,
for better or for worse, at least at first,
for richer, for poorer, unless I need more,
in beauty and in health, if you take care of yourself
to use and abuse;
from this day forward until someone better comes along.

I, BRIDE, take you, GROOM,
to be my beta-test boy, and live-in plumber,
to love until you leave,
for better or for worse, at least at first,
for richer, for poorer, unless you need more,
in muscles and in health, if you take care of yourself
to whine and complain;
from this day forward until someone richer comes along.

from the Millennial\Evangelical Blog

Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Matt 5:37

Are there any atheists?

Have you heard about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac? He stayed up all night wondering if there was a dog?

I love that joke.

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But seriously, if you listen to the “new atheists” they want you to believe that atheism is on the march and their ranks are swelling!

While it’s true, at least with respect to America, there are more Atheists now, their numbers are not a large part of the whole. Here are 5 facts about Atheists from the Pew Research Center…

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