The Plumbline

As of the posting of this piece, the Merriam-Webster dictionary states that relativism is a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them. Please note the distinction made by including the word ‘ethical’ to delineate the type of truth.  Audio version of the full-length blog/podcast (27 min). Definitions have changed based on cultural acceptance of a stated meaningContinue reading “The Plumbline”

Two Kingdoms, Two Women, One War

Spiritual warfare comes to every believer regardless of how we react; it is unavoidable. With believers dedicating so much effort to walking in love and living quiet, peaceable lives, some might wonder why battles find them. It seems to me that as long as we are living in this body, battles will come looking for usContinue reading “Two Kingdoms, Two Women, One War”

Born to Run Against Horses

Do you believe God is who He says He is? How can you be assured of your eternity with Him without believing what He has said about Himself and you? When we try to explain God’s ways through human reason, we often are confronted by Scriptures that seem contradictory or are opposed to common sense;Continue reading “Born to Run Against Horses”

Complex Decisions Made Simple and Fruitful (3 min)

Do you have important decisions to make? Just as the law of the LORD is summarized into a one-word command, ‘love’; the way to have a blessed and eternally fruitful life is summed up in two words which are ‘pray’ and ‘obey’. I believe this is the easiest way to break down complex situations. While I could write pages about these commands,Continue reading “Complex Decisions Made Simple and Fruitful (3 min)”

There is Purpose for All of It!

My heart goes out to so many people across the entire globe who are trying to escape persecution, war, shortages of food and water, severe weather, violence and sickness. I believe our LORD is saddened for individuals as well. When I was growing up, some people said such occurrences were not increasing; instead, they attributed theContinue reading “There is Purpose for All of It!”

The Fear of the LORD Manifests His Presence

Have you ever noticed that nothing of this world can permanently satisfy a human heart? The majority of people are in the process of reaching for stability, security, a relationship or even some material thing. With recent natural disasters, health threats, political and social unrest, and the sheer weightiness of it all, there seem to be so many reasons to be disheartened.  The PsalmistContinue reading “The Fear of the LORD Manifests His Presence”

Finishing Faithful & Fruitful

In recent years, we have heard of some high profile individuals who had professed Christ as their Saviour either: renounce their profession of faith; or promote a form of grace that tolerates any human desire and choice. Others have experienced unfortunate moral failures, have repented and are walking with the LORD. It’s easy to startContinue reading “Finishing Faithful & Fruitful”

Covenant Love’s Eternal Resolve

Can God do anything He wants to do? Are there things that God cannot do? The answer to both questions is yes! You might think these statements contradict themselves, but I don’t think so. God does not want to act in opposition to His character, and as such, He cannot. So the question is if God can,Continue reading “Covenant Love’s Eternal Resolve”

Before the Night

When contemplating Christ’s horrendous suffering, I find it difficult not to think about whether I could endure such affliction for people I love; never mind for antagonists. Two factors immediately come to mind: enduring pain and facing physical death. Neither thought is pleasant, especially because God created us with the innate desire to live! Depending on whatContinue reading “Before the Night”