This is a reprint of something I wrote several years ago. I post it in honor of July 4.
The Spirit of America
I was born in the heart and mind and sweat and tears of the founding fathers. Men like Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Franklin. And in places like Williamsberg, Jamestown, Philedelphia and Boston.
I stand with the Lady in the harbor as she raises her torch endlessly to the sky and cries out “Give me your tired, your poor.”
I would like to examine a word. It's a simple word. But it carries a lot of power. That word is WHOEVER. I know what you're thinking. How much power can one simple word have. But consider what this word means. Consider what this word says. Consider what this word promises. Consider what doors this word opens up.
Whoever believes will be saved. (Jn. 3:16)
Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my father in heaven (Mt. 10:32)
Updated Jun 5th 2009 at 11:33 PM by Cloudwalker
I haven't updated my blog in quite awhile... so here are some updates.
Mom: Mom is on a different type of chemo now. This one is much better on her than the first. Before she was having more bad days than good... now she's having more good than bad, but the bad are still here. Thanks to all who have been praying for her, and please continue.
Me: My life is crazy. Since I am a teacher, I do have the summer off... but I am working a job 5-6 days a week to earn some
Updated Sep 7th 2008 at 01:49 PM by FaithfulSheep
Today we call ourselves "modern" and the world would like us to think that we are getting better and better. That we are "evolving". But something Max said in his book has me wondering. Actually, I was wondering before that, but this put an edge on it.
In the 20th century 200 million souls were killed in wars and genocides. I did some calculations. That is over 5740 people a year, over 90 a minute or 1.5 each second. And that doesn't even count the murders
Time, again, for a Greek lesson. This time it is about the word that is translated "one and only" in John 3:16. In this case it is the word monogenes. It is an adjective that is made up of the words monos meaning only and genes meaning species, race, family, etc.
So, what does this mean? Why is this important? Simple. It highlights the particular relationship between God and Christ. While God is the "father" of all humanity because of having created them. There