“Preach My Gospel”

“Preach My Gospel”

This is what the voice told me.

I have been dealing with fear over being more open about my faith, largely because of the state our country is in and how much more risky it has become to be passionate about our beliefs.

While it is not an irrational fear, it is something that should not paralyze us with fear.

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Word of the Day 11/28/2016

“Be careful, then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.” – Hebrews 3:12-13; NLT

What Was the Point of God’s Command to Sacrifice Isaac?

“‘Take your son, your only son–yes, Isaac, whom you love so much–and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.'” – Genesis 22:2; NLT

One of the biggest issues that people have with God are His seemingly ridiculous commands, particularly the commands that call for the murder of other people (the sacrifice of Isaac, the Flood, the Death of the First Born: all of these will be explored in upcoming posts). The overwhelming question is always the same: how can a God who claims to be a God of love and justice dictate the death of human beings?

I want to first explore the command to sacrifice Isaac and the intent behind this seemingly cruel command.

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Word of the Day 11/12/2016

“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things. Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength.” – 1 Chronicles 29:11-12; NLT