Sin


The End of Apathy

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

It is the most “sinful” thing I have to say. For an incredibly long time I have struggled with cyclical bouts of intense apathy. I have always believed these bouts to be uprisings of sin within my flesh. Normally accompanied with excessive fatigue, I chastised the “laziness” that had gripped my flesh. So I’d press on till the fog lifted just a little, but I’d quietly fear its return. During these periods my thinking became even more cloudy than normal, even the simplest things slipped my mind. Out of frustration with my own memory problems I frequently joked that if I came down with Alzheimer’s disease, it would take five years for anyone to notice. It’s not funny. I often reasoned in my spirit that if I only had more faith these things would go away! But they never did. Some days I sat in my office unable to so much as move and tried desperately as I called out to God to just wake me up! He never did. During these seasons I functioned only an act of sheer will. I was depressed. I asked my doctor for antidepressants tried them for a few months to no effect and gave up on them.  Maybe I just needed to pray more. […]


The Destruction of Christian Rights

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 […]