Liberalism, generally, favors a bigger government and higher taxes to pay for it, while conservatives advocate moving in the opposite direction: limited government and low taxes. Let’s face it. The government since FDR’s New Deal has gotten bigger. LBJ instituted the Great Society. By now conservatives say Uncle Sam is morbidly obese. But liberals claim the moral high ground.
I have often heard confusing and confused uses of “turn the other cheek.” The saying seems so imbalanced and out of touch with reality, as it circulates around the world, out of context and isolated. Someone gets punched, and he is told to turn the other cheek.
I also hear pacifists say this to the government when it is about to respond to an attack. “Jesus said to ‘turn the other cheek.’ So how can we commit an act of violence in response?” It’s that last application I’m concerned about.
You did something you regret. You said something that you want to take back. Good news! You’re a prime candidate for God the Redeemer to deliver you out of your troubles and buy you out of your self-inflicted prison.
To pursue your own happiness, you need the foundation of two values. Continue reading
Grace gives me freedom. A critic could claim I advocate sloppy living. But then I could call the critic legalistic. How do we balance the two? Let’s do a Bible study to get some insight.
The first, quick nine points of this practical, how-to article is for everyone, believer or unbeliever, so it’s about common or “everybody” or general grace. The tenth point is a bonus: it’s about saving or special grace.
I go to Hillsong LA. (Update: in May 2019 I changed churches.) And I see a battle being waged for the soul of Hillsong Channel. Is the Hillsong Movement drifting leftward? Do the leaders recognize it?
In this post, growth is defined by reaching people and converting them and an increase in church attendance, not birthrate or immigration. Measured in that way, Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world, without a close second. Periodically updated.
Roe v. Wade (1973) is important to Americans. However, let’s expose one more weakness in it. Then it might cease being so important because it was so badly argued.
That’s a shock. Aren’t we supposed to obey the Ten Commandments? Well … only if you don’t do something else first. This post explains the Grace Revolution in a nutshell