Solomon addresses an issue that causes a great deal of perplexity to people because he’s made this statement that the righteous and wise and their works are in the hand of God (Ecclesiastes 9:1). At first that sounds like a great place to be. Then he says: “All things come alike to all: One event happens to the righteous and the wicked; To the good, the clean, and the unclean; To him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. As is the good, so is the sinner; He who takes an oath as he who … [Read more...] about Time and Chance Happens to All
Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding
Since mankind from the Garden of Eden has rejected God, man has had to devise ways to replace his Creator. In ancient times, they did it through the creation of idols made of wood and stone. They created elaborate stories around these idols that “explained” how the creation worked and functioned. Today, man uses astrophysics to explain how the universe, solar system and earth came to be. He uses evolution to understand how life came to be on the earth and eventually exists as it does today. … [Read more...] about The Spirit in Man
Many are working very hard to build a closer relationship with God. We all have ideas and concepts that are not exactly where they need to be. One small step further in this relationship building is to understand better God’s personal plan for each of us. As individuals we tend to plan out our lives in advance. As we plan, questions arise: Were we, as individuals, chosen before the foundation of the world? Does God plan our life in advance? Has God predetermined our future? We need some … [Read more...] about Predestination
In observing developments and trends, I am always drawn to the state of the human mind. I am constantly amazed these days at what the human mind is capable of. On the one hand what the mind can achieve in the area of technology is almost beyond belief. But the area of the mind's activity that comes up more often these days is in the area of depravity. A secular definition of depravity is simply defined as “moral corruption and wickedness”. The Bible also emphasizes the aspect of … [Read more...] about The Source of Morality
I know just enough computer code to sort of copy and paste sections from the internet to do any programming that I need to do. When I get stuck, I ask my son for some help and the two of us have this joke about how the code ‘feels’ right to me. It feels like it should work but it doesn’t. Terry’s very firm, very analytical and he tells me that code does not care how I feel. It’s computer code. It simply works, or it does not. Here is the interesting … [Read more...] about Artificial Intelligence: Words or Wisdom?
Tim Stanford wrote an informative and helpful article defining destructive patterns and solutions for dysfunctional behaviors within families. The link to his article is at the end of this page. Destructive relationship patterns can get passed down from one generation to the next. Here's how you can set a new precedent for your future family: Boys who witness domestic violence in their own home are three times more likely to become batterers. Children of alcoholics … are much more … [Read more...] about 8 Steps to Breaking the Cycle of Family Dysfunction
According to those who take the pulse of societal trends, many people admit to having no meaning in their lives. That seems to be a big factor behind a lot of the anti-social activity we see. They don’t know what their life is about. Religion, politics, and the culture at large fail to give any essential meaning to life. However, understanding the Book of Life mentioned throughout the Bible does enhance the relevance of our Christian lives. King David is one who … [Read more...] about The Book Of Life