Blog posts continued from the Welcome page arranged by Newest to oldest.
by Vincent Clark on March 18, 2019
In the Old Testament, God made covenants and promises to Abraham. But when Jesus came in the fullness of time, God chose adoption to claim us as his own children. That's right, we are in God's family. Galatians 4:4-7 King James Version (KJV) 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth
by Vincent Clark on March 6, 2019
Wholeness means unhurt, healed, restored, intact, physically sound and healthy, mentally or emotionally sound, complete, entire, unbroken, uncut, concentrated, and/or the entirety of a person's nature or development. Our understanding of wholeness comes directly from Classical Greek culture and philosophy. Fullness of time hypothesis The Fullness of Time Hypothesis suggests that God changed the world after the destruction of Jerusalem and subsequent diaspora of the Jews in order to prepare for the coming of the Messiah. The national covenant of Moses was abolished, Nebuchadnezzar had completed the destruction of the
by Vincent Clark on February 20, 2019
Spiritual warfare is prayer and listening to God. This is not a call to arms, it is a call to quiet. Quiet Christianity has three words that begin with P--prayer, petition, passive. Prayer must be in secret, hence quiet. Petition the Father for what you need. Passive waiting on God is the hardest thing to do. It requires trust, faith, and perseverance. Christians everywhere will do well to return to basics and listen to the teachings of Jesus. Noisy Christianity Noisy Christianity involves preaching, protesting, and political activity. Let's go
by Vincent Clark on February 4, 2019
The Fullness of Time Hypothesis suggests that God changed the world after the destruction of Jerusalem and subsequent diaspora of the Jews in order to prepare for the coming of the Messiah. A study of world history demonstrates how people are different today as compared to ancient times. We have a strong sense of our interior life and an independent will that understands belief systems and is capable of changing. This interior life is one where the kingdom of god resides and how we come to believe in Jesus Christ.
by Vincent Clark on February 2, 2019
Christian religious idolaters in positions of authority exercise power and control over their followers. One weapon in their arsenal is the written word of God--The Holy Bible. Here is where immature Christians fall under the influence of Satan through blind obedience to their leader, who alone claims the power of interpretation of scriptures. The living Word Jesus Christ is the living word of God. He lives in my heart and he speaks to me through his written word. As I read the Bible, the Holy Spirit brings the scriptures alive
by Vincent Clark on January 22, 2019
Every one devoted to Jesus Christ may still harbor a secret idolatry. I include myself in this group. Here is where our christian walk meets the hard realities of the teachings of Jesus. Unless we say 'yes' to his call, we are still in idolatry. Read More ...
by Vincent Clark on January 4, 2019
It's an indescribable interior experience of great joy and goodness. Everyone wants to experience it. We say, "He/She takes my breath away." We search for it in sexual relationships, music, theater, carnival rides, drugs, religion and meditation. Teresa of Avila refers to it this way. (Interior Castle/Sixth Mansions/Ch IV) For when He means to enrapture this soul, it loses its power of breathing, with the result that, although its other senses sometimes remain active a little longer, it cannot possibly speak. At other times it loses all its powers at
by Vincent Clark on December 21, 2018
The three main godless religions today are Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Each of these have their origins in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC and share common beliefs about the universe and the nature and purpose of life. Fullness of Time Hypothesis The Fullness of Time Hypothesis (FTH) suggests that God prepared the world for the coming of Jesus Christ by transforming the belief systems of major civilizations and homogenizing cultures for rapid communication.The transition period has arbitrarily been set at between 586 BC (after the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II)
by Vincent Clark on December 17, 2018
To my dog, woof means 'yes'. He never lies to me. I can always trust that he means what he says. His innocence is profound. Our words have power. They have the power to do good or to do evil. Among the teachings of Jesus are these few words about how we are to speak in the world. As we mature in our relationship with Jesus, we will change our vocabulary and clean up our act. We no longer have to swear that we are telling the truth. Our yes
by Vincent Clark on November 25, 2018
Religious idolatry is characterized by hypocrisy and legalistic judgmentalism. The question arises, "What makes one unclean?" Jesus exposes hypocrisy in the hearts of the Jewish religious leaders of his day in his encounters with Pharisees and Sadducees. They were quick to condemn others who failed to perform ritual washing, keep the Sabbath, or pay tithes, and for their fraternizing with publicans and sinners. Jesus declared that they themselves were unclean due to their hypocrisy and evil hearts. Matthew 15:11-20 New International Version (NIV) 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not