I came across this today. It was posted by a friend of mine, Angela Digman, and I wanted to share it with all of you. It is originally from “Cowboy’s -4- Christ” on facebook. It is meaningful and I enjoy it. Thank you, Angela, for making it available.
A old cowboy went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: “I don’t believe that God exists.”…
“Why do you say that?” asked the cowboy.
“Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed…
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One of the most egregiously heretical doctrines floating around today in Christ’s church is the doctrine of free will. Free will and God’s sovereignty cannot go hand in hand. I don’t deny that God gave men a will, but it most certainly isn’t free. Let’s take a look.
Some time past I wrote a post on the need for another reformation. It was asked me what sort of things needed reformed. So here is my limited attempt at an answer.
“All our controversies concerning doctrine relate either to the legitimate worship of God, or to the ground of salvation.” – John Calvin
Just about every day the media presents new evidence of bullying, neglected and mistreated children, juvenile prostitution, verbal, physical and sexual abuse, youth gangs and all the other problems that seem to afflict the children and youth of our society. Cries of distress and outrage go up and there is a universal feeling that something needs to be done.
Most folks seem to think it is the government that should be doing something. However, there doesn’t appear to be a lot of agreement about what needs to be done.
Governments are already doing a lot, but is it working? Social service agencies have developed into huge bureaucracies and are given extensive authority to intervene in situations where children are deemed to be at risk. The number of children at risk continues to balloon. In the province where I live there is an ongoing investigation into problems in the foster parent…
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