The Lie Let us get something straight about racism: it is a lie. Racism is based upon Darwinistic Evolution and the consequent belief that different ‘races’ of people descended from monkey’s or apes, and perhaps some of them are more fit than others. It is a disgusting concept when held up to the light of scripture. Acts 17:26 teaches that every person is descended from one man: Adam. Moreover the Bible teaches that mankind is made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). Therefore to hate another human being (Matthew 5:21-22) is an assault ultimately on the image of God. For this reason, racism is sinful. That said, Christians should be watching the Donald Sterling story with open eyes. The case, largely being played out in the court of public opinion, is demonstrating and setting a very serious precedent for Christians. Just exactly what is at stake and what am I driving at? Take a look at this: Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling does not have the authority to stop a $2 billion sale of his team because he has been determined to be mentally unfit to make decisions related to the family trust… via USAToday. Perhaps I’m jumping to conclusions, but I believe we are watching the destruction of Christian rights from […]
What’s the coolest thing you can do in Logos 5? That’s the question in the Logos forums. The following is a guest post by Dan Francis via The Post in the Logos Bible Software Forums. When I start up my Logos (Verbum) I have some of my devotional works placed in the menu bar, below I have my Daily Lectionary highlighted. Simply clicking on it gives me the readings listed and ready to be read. The readings are not only listed but are fully printed out in my default translation for quick and easy reading. After my reading I decide which one I wish to focus on that day for my daily devotional study.Then I start the passage guide and read the passage in a couple other translation (often all five of my default translations that Logos automatically opens). I then expand my commentaries section, and move the commentaries to overlapping scripture windows for more space. I leave the info window open in case I want to look something up. Logos allows one to automatically place foot notes in Word and some other word-processors. One little trick I use since my devotional journal […]
What happens when you love your neighbor as yourself? Many things perhaps. What if you were attempt to codify some of those behaviors? Throughout the ages many lists have been compiled as rules of etiquette. One such list was hand copied by America’s first president, George Washington, in the course of a lesson on penmanship. They are in some cases quaint – but in most every case simple wisdom that is fairly lost on today’s society. Reading these today I thought it wise to enough to share them with you – not for a list of to do’s but rather as an example of what it means to codify love for others as you love yourself. Feel free to hit the link. The rules have in common a focus on other people rather than the narrow focus of our own self-interests that we find so prevalent today. via George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior @ Foundations Magazine.