“Money often comes between men and God,” wrote A. W. Tozer.
“Someone has said that you can take two small ten-cent pieces, just two dimes,” Tozer observed, “and shut out the view of a panoramic landscape. Go to the mountains and just hold two coins closely in front of your eyes–the mountains are still there, but you cannot see them at all because there is a dime shutting off the vision in each eye.” Continue reading
Yesterday we enjoyed driving around The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Although it was a little cool, we stopped for some short walks on trails. It was a very pleasant and relaxing day.
One thing you soon notice in the park is the various warning signs. There are trail advisories. Warnings against feeding the bears. The danger of biking down steep grades. The probation of climbing rocks in certain areas. There was even a caution to watch for possible snow and ice. Continue reading
Several years ago MTV did a special series on the “Theology of Sin.” I didn’t see it. But John MacArthur tells about it. The series was built around the Medieval list of “The Seven Deadly Sins.” Pride. Covetousness. Lust. Anger. Envy. Gluttony. Sloth.
MacArthur writes that it was ‘an entirely humanistic rationalization that portrayed sin as something that wasn’t evil.” They used “sound bites” from cartoon characters, quotes from interviews with celebrities and clips from movies to make their point. Here’s some of their responses. Continue reading