Jesus Our Drug Lord…?

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTENT MAY CONTAIN SNARKINESS Recently, I read a couple things about obeying God.  Both were clear obedience was not required for salvation.  So far, so good.  But the writings didn’t stop there: God provides for us and blesses us only if we obey; if we don’t obey, we won’t grow in holiness….

Stepping off the Merry-Go-Round

The golden calf…. It’s as epic an event as is found in scripture. The drama peaks when Moses comes down Mount Sinai and sees the Israelites worshiping the calf. Moses is so angry he *smashes* the stone tablets on which God wrote His commandments. You have to be pretty ticked–boiling, nuclear–to smash God’s commands. But…