Morning Musings: Judges 17:6

“In those days there was no king in Israel.  Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

This, at last, is the theme of the book and its final assessment.  The people of Israel had fallen to a place where everyone was doing what was right in their own eyes.  When a culture reaches this point, anything goes and most of it isn’t good.  We each became gods unto ourselves and everything becomes a holy crusade as we try to establish our divine fiefdoms at the expense of those around us.  In the end, no one wins. Read the rest…

Knowing What’s True

This past Sunday we kicked off a brand new teaching series at FBCO called, Reasons to Believe.  For the next several weeks we are going to tackle some common objections to the Christian faith, try to turn them on their heads, and show why, rather than offering reasons to not believe, they actually offer us very good reasons to embrace the Christian faith with even more tenacity than before.  This won’t necessarily be an easy journey, but it will be a good one.  I hope you’ll come along for the entire ride because in the end, we’ll see that having a relationship with Jesus is the most important reason to believe.  In this first part, we face head-on the notion that Christianity’s claim to be the exclusive pathway to truth and life isn’t nearly so arrogant as we are often taught.

 

Knowing What’s True

There’s an old story about a man on a quest for truth.  He wanted to know what was true and what was not so that he could dedicate his life to the truth.  His search eventually led him to seek out an obscure guru who was rumored to have spent much of his life pondering the question of truth.  As a result he was considered most wise on this particular topic.  When the man finally found the wise, old guru he posed his question to him: “How can I know what’s true and what’s not true?” Read the rest…