And if thy hand, or thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. . . . And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee. Matthew 18:8-9 These words, metaphorical though they be, and no matter how one interprets them, are among the many hard sayingsContinue reading “On Keeping One’s Head (Part II)”
The term incapacity would seem to imply a defect. And yet it is the infinite perfection of our God that renders him incapable of evil—which is itself nothing but a defect. This divine incapacity extends to the realm of human affairs in a particular and noteworthy manner. Since “there is no power but from God”Continue reading “Leading the Blind”
Simon, Simon, behold Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren. Luke 22:31-32 In appointing as vicar a mere man, subject to original and actual sin, our Lord was well awareContinue reading “Praying for Peter”
Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18 The temple of Solomon was built on a very special rock. The Foundation Stone was considered the center of all creation, and a junction between heaven and earth. As Jeff CavinsContinue reading “Guarding the Gates of Hell”
‘Tis not enough, your counsel still be true;Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do;Men must be taught as if you taught them not;And things unknown proposed as things forgot.Without good breeding, truth is disapprov’d;That only makes superior sense belov’d. ~ Alexander Pope If you enjoy this blog, please share with friends!