Your Faith and Rolling The Dice

In religions around the world, the word ” faith” is used time and time again. For many, they are pure of heart and we should respect that. The big question concerning your personal faith is are willing to roll the dice and see what happens in the most difficult of times? That is a question that only you can answer. 

It’s easy to say you would but would you actually roll those dice? 

Projections In Life

Let’s be honest folks we are all guilty of projecting what is going to happen in the future or conversation. Of course, things never turn out the way you think they will for one simple reason. Sin. It sounds like a simple concept but in reality, it’s very complex. But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. Just because we are all sinners that doesn’t give us the right to treat others any way we please. I think so often people use sin as an excuse for their conduct. Isn’t there something in scripture about repentance? I have yet to see in scripture a place that says you can treat others any way you want?

So we all will keep on projecting and we will always be wrong. I guess that’s just part of the human experince? 

Always keep in mind that there is only one who has a projector that has a perfect view and that is the Lord God Almighty!

Life’s Major Dilemmas

 There are times in life that a dilemma comes up that rips at your innermost being. I am currently facing one of the most difficult ones in years. It’s not like I haven’t been down this road before but this one is different. It’s different because it has to do with my spiritual home. A place I have known for over 20 years with countless friends and memories. Very often these things happen through no fault of our own. This is certainly the case with this situation. So with no clear answer in sight, I will sit here and listen to the birds maybe they will help me find an answer?

Good Bye Old Friend

Walking into church this morning a friend of over 2 decades approached me. Through the years I have learned that when that happens either he wants me to do something or he has bad news. In what is becoming really disturbing it was bad news. Once again a long-time friend had gone to be the Lord. One of the things about growing old is that you start to lose friends of many years. The last time I saw him we had a warm embrace and we spoke those words that we had said so many times. We didn’t care about any virus “I love you, brother” was so much more important to us. Besides me losing a brother the church lost a man who was one of those people who you would turn to do things and he never asked for credit. In any dictionary for the description of humble his picture should be the only one next to it.

So goodbye old friend I will always love you.

Conservative Christian Beliefs and Homosexuality

The moment that many mention the conservative Christian movement and the issue of homosexuality there is the outcry of hating homosexuals. Of course, that is a political talking point and not based on any facts or scripture.

I fail to see the ambiguity in this matter? I have family members who are gay and they are still loved although I personally have troubles with how they live their lives. Even with that, it is not my place to judge them.

So, for those who harass and make these false claims, they would say it would be ok to have sexual relations with my male friends. I guess that would fall under this whole nonsense about free expression. The ironic thing is that those who talk about free expression are the first ones to hammer conservative christians for their beliefs.

In my decades around the conservative Christian movement, I have never heard anyone condem homoseuxlity in a way the secular world claims.

I think it’s high time for conservative Christians to stop all the whining about how people are going about things.

It is important to point out that like with any movement there are extremest on both sides of this issue and they should be condemned for their actions.