“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth’” (Matthew 28:18) Everyone, except God, has an authority over him. But before we can proceed, we need to understand the concept or a definition of authority. It has two parts to it: 1. The right … Continue reading Who Is Your (Final) Authority?
"Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; nor is there any who can deliver from My hand" (Deuteronomy 32:39) "Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for … Continue reading What Makes God “God”?
I. God's Hand Over Other People: Even though humans have intelligence and their own will, God ultimately governs all they do, even their "accidental" actions: The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. Proverbs 16:1 A man's heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. … Continue reading *Determinism
"The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed (Christ, Messiah), saying, 'Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.' He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall hold them in derision. Then He shall … Continue reading When God Gets Angry
"'Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone'? But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, 'Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, "Your sins are forgiven … Continue reading It’s Logical