Dabar [theme]

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sarx

"Through the power of death and the devil, sin that reigns in men gives rise to fear and anxiety and to the general instinct of self-preservation or survival. Thus, Satan manipulates man's fear and his desire for self-satisfaction, raising up sin in him...Because of death, man must first attend to the necessities of life in order to stay alive. In this struggle, self-interests are unavoidable. Thus, man is unable to live in accordance with his original destiny of unselfish love. This state of subjection under the reign of death is the root of man's weakness in which he becomes entangled in sin at the urging of the demons and by his own consent.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tradition, Tsunami Stones and Tolerance

Tradition is the by-word for antagonistic intolerance. What tradition has come to mean is the archaic, the non-enlightened, the conservative, “the past” as though there was anything monolithic about the beliefs and practices of previous ages.",  the theological presuppositions or doctrines seen as intolerant to any new-age belief and in this lies its inherent fault. Tradition is usually contrasted with the goal of modernity and is therefore deemed as antiquated and arcane.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Dawkins: My Lame Answer

"If all the evidence in the universe turned in favour of creationism, I would be the first to admit it, and I would immediately change my mind. As things stand, however, all available evidence (and there is a vast amount of it) favours evolution."  — Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion)

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Universalism; A Reality Check

Atonement; 1. satisfaction, reparation, or expiation given for an injury or wrong; a. Reconciliation or an instance of reconciliation between God and humans.


b. Atonement Christianity The reconciliation of God and humans brought about by the redemptive life and death of Jesus.