Sunday, 20 April 2014

Heaven is for Real

Revised on May 2nd at 11:44pm.
10 Reasons Why Heaven is For Real is Dangerous


Proverbs 30:4
Who has ascended to heaven and come down?
John 3:13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.

Here are a couple apologetics on Paul's experience with a vision of heaven:

  1. Unlike modern charlatans, who claim trips to heaven and visions of God, Paul gave no sensational, detailed description of what he saw or experienced in heaven but mentioned only what he heard. And even that consisted of inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak. What he heard was in a language unlike anything on earth. Though the apostle understood what was said, there were no words in human language to convey what he heard, nor would he have been permitted to speak about it even if that were possible. The veil between earth and heaven remains in place. What God wants known about heaven is revealed in the Bible; as for the rest, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God” (Deut. 29:29).
  2. Or, while Paul had ample opportunity to tell others what heaven is like, he opted not to do so. As noted earlier, that was because he was forbidden to speak of his unusual revelation in any detail, and words were inadequate to describe what he saw.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Does the Bible Promote Slavery?

A myth propped up by secular skeptics is that Scripture sanctions slavery. Nothing could be farther from the truth. First, it should be noted that far from extolling the virtues of slavery, the Bible denounces slavery as sin. The New Testament goes so far as to put slave traders in the same category as murderers, adulterers, perverts, and liars (1 Timothy 1:10).
Furthermore, slavery within the Old Testament....read more at equip.org

Exodus Chapter 21

These laws relate to the fifth and sixth commandments

21:1-11 Laws respecting servants
These laws explain the moral law, and the rules of natural justice:
  • The servant in the state of servitude, was an emblem of that state of bondage to sin, Satan, and the law, which man is brought into by robbing God of His glory, by the transgression of His precepts.
  • Likewise in being made free, he was an emblem of that liberty wherewith Christ, the Son of God, makes free from bondage His people, who are free indeed; and made so freely, without money and without price, of free grace.
21:12-21 Judicial Laws
  • God, who by His providence gives and maintains life, by His law protects it.