You may be familiar with the title of this post; it is part of the statement a person makes before a court of law in the United States before they testify (although it can be modified to leave God out in certain instances/places). When we testify we are under an obligation to faithfully represent that … Continue reading The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth so Help me God
I'm trying to eat healthier these days but this last week has been a struggle. Flashback to about an hour ago where I'm sitting in my local pizza joint enjoying a nice NY-style slice of pizza when I hear the workers upfront start talking about designing tattoos and how one of them wouldn't do any … Continue reading The Devil in the Pizza Shop
"[The crowd] replied, 'We want to perform God's works, too. What should we do?'Jesus told them, 'This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.' "John 6:28-29 I think there is a strong tendency in us to want to "do" something, to take action. We want to fix … Continue reading Just Believe
"...John's disciples came to him and said, 'Rabbi, the man you met on the other side of the Jordan River, the one you identified as the Messiah, is also baptizing people. And everybody is going to him instead of coming to us.'John replied, 'No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven. You … Continue reading On Being the Best Man
I'm writing this post in response to a comment by blogger christenfindenruhe to my post on John the Baptist. To give a quick summary the post analyzed the answers that Jesus addressed to the crowds about the questions they had about the authenticity of John the Baptist's ministry and his credibility as a prophet. Jesus … Continue reading We All Have Doubts
The title of this post is a paraphrase of the question that is posited by Jesus Christ to those around him after John the Baptist (who is in prison at this time) sends his disciples to Jesus to try to determine whether or not Jesus is the Messiah that John had prophesied about (Matthew 11:2-3). … Continue reading What Did you Come Here to See?
Something has always bothered me about Judas Iscariot and I don't just mean because he betrayed my Lord. I am perplexed about Jesus' decision to appoint Judas as one of the twelve apostles. Now, Jesus is perfect and doesn't make mistakes so it was no mistake that he picked Judas to be one of the … Continue reading Et tu Judas?