Vigilantism nicely dressed

A book I read recently hoping to find a glimmer of the gospel turned out to be another compilation bemoaning America’s moral decline.  The writer’s impression that a nation can absorb the Bible as its guide was not as surprising as his conclusion that it is easier to be “saved” than “lost” (his quotes). 

Follow the trail, and do not nod off


  1. Says “You are the God who brought me out of bondage”?
  2. Rejects God’s voice and dies on the journey without receiving what was promises?
  3. Denies that it is God’s faithfulness that endures and assures success?

The answers

  1. A rescued people,  whose trail ends hundreds of years before God’s word comes to pass regarding the possession of Canaan
  2. A stiff-necked and Holy Spirit resistant people
  3. A person who believes he saves and keeps himself

Fingers in the wrong pie

You have heard them: trashing Jesus so that they can look legit disciples of Moses and whoever else claims to have the Bread of life. Thank God, I say, that Moses preached Christ without understanding the profound impact of the Messianic mission. Christ’s decease needed to be explained to Moses and Elijah. The Incarnate Word alone is foundation of the church.

Father Speech You Want to Know

Father Speech We Should Know

It is a privilege that we can pick out the distinct voice of the Father in Scripture. Of course there is the notable utterance like the baptism saying “This is my Son, pay attention to him”, and then there are the dozens of words spoken by the Saviour, which we know are words he heard from the Father (John 8:28,12:49). Father speech is rare indeed outside of the narratives. It is a bit of a supernova when Yeshua cites a portion of Scripture where the Father speaks to the Son about John the Baprist.

This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’

Luke 7:27

John is the one about whom the Father, in speaking to the Son, says

“I am sending a messenger ahead of you…”