The Myth of Heaven (?)

Our Pastor is preaching through 1 Corinthians.  Today we started chapter 15.  Paul is dealing with a Corinthian coterie that says there is no resurrection (1 Cor. 15:12).  It’s possible this was a group of Gnostics.  Gnostics said the body was meaningless.  It was only a house of corruption imprisoning the spirit.  Bodily resurrection would…

The Divine Field of View

Our eyes are positioned in front for a good reason: It allows us to focus.  Having two eyes on the same side of the head is the reason we have depth perception and can examine things in detail.  My friend, Derrick, and I were discussing this over coffee.  We were talking about eschatology and the…

Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground

Image from http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/head-in-the-clouds-feet-on-the-ground/422221.article But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ (Eph. 4:15). There is a tension in the Christian’s walk that Jesus described this way: “An hour is coming, and is now here….” Jesus said this specifically about resurrection and worshiping God in spirit and…

Revelation of the Lamb

Musings from my notes on the book of Revelation: “When He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the Lamb” (Rev. 5:8). At the center of all things—worshiped by countless angels, the elders, the living creatures, by all the great dignitaries of heaven—is a slaughtered lamb.  ALL fall…

The End of America? Review of “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn

Recently, two different people asked me to read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn.  What follows is a digest of my review.  Reading the digest will give you the gist of what I think but I recommend reading the full review. *** Will America suffer devastation in the not too distant future?  Was 9/11 merely a warning…

The Supremacy of Jesus

             This post was written at the request of reader, Mitch Smith—https://thevoiceofone.org/2013/03/09/suggestion-box/#comments.  Thanks, Mitch!  ***             Revelation is nothing if not a book about the supremacy of Christ.  From start to finish, it is full of images that communicate both the fact and the spirit of His supremacy.  What do…

Who Is When…?

Recently, a friend sent me a link to a video called, “An Evening of Eschatology.”  (As the video points out, “eschatology” is just a $2.00 word for “last things” or the end of all things).  In the video, John Piper moderates a discussion between Jim Hamilton, Sam Storms, and Doug Wilson, each of whom represents…