Month: January 2009

A Democrat Dream Come True

You can go to other blogs to see the details of the so-called “stimulus” package currently before Congress, so I won’t delve into the specifics [Townhall.com and National Review’s Corner do a fine job–and you can find them on my sidebar]. It’s not a partisan statement to say that this proposed bill is a wish list for all of the dreams the Democrat party has ever had the audacity to dream. True economic stimulus comes from getting the government out… Read more »

Timely Reminders

Periodically, I like to remind my readers that you can participate in this blog. Just click on “Register” in the right sidebar. It is a one-time registration that allows you to post your comments. I do moderate them, so they don’t appear right away, but unless there is something particularly objectionable, I let them go through. I encourage you to respond to anything I’ve written that sparks a thought in you that others might like to read. Also, if you… Read more »

God Is in Control (Part III)

The Scripture to the left is often invoked to say that everything will work out alright regardless of what men choose. “Don’t you know,” we are told, “that God works all things together for good”? That’s called “selective reading” of a Scripture. Look closely. For whom do things work together for good? The promise is for those “who love the Lord,” the ones “who are the called according to His purpose.” This is not an outright promise that all things… Read more »

God Is in Control (Part II)

Although God calls the shots for the overall direction of His creation, He has given each of us a wonderful, and simultaneously frightful, gift—the ability to make choices in life. Our choices are the real thing, not simply illusions.  As Moses stated to the children of Israel in the desert, This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and… Read more »

God Is in Control (Part I)

Even before the presidential election, I heard so many Christians say, “Well, no matter what happens, God is in control.” Do not number me as one who denies God’s sovereignty. He is the Lord of the universe and omnipotence is one of His natural attributes. He will determine when this whole earthly experiment has run its course, and one day everyone will have to stand before Him to give an account. Further, He decides the eternal destiny of each person…. Read more »

Change of Heart

This political cartoon leads me to say something that I have only hinted at, but need to emphasize. I have been highly critical of the views of our new president, and will remain so. Yet, as a Christian, I believe that even the worst of sinners can change. The apostle Paul started as Saul, the persecutor of Christians. John Newton was a slave trader who was converted and became the writer of “Amazing Grace.” Can Obama change his views? Yes…. Read more »