Monday, August 4, 2014

Thoughts on Presuppositions

Some basic presuppositions to hold to when approaching Scripture: the God of the Bible exists, God has revealed himself to ahis creation through the Bible, unsaved man cannot understand God's revelation, and a consistently used hermeneutic. (these presuppositions were modified from Dr. Christopher Cone's book Prolegomena on Biblical Hermeneutics and Method) 
Hermeneutics or the science of interpretation is key in the development of a man's theology. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

still here

Hello, I just wanted to send a quick post out to let anyone that follows me know that I am still here. It is a very busy life with twins and a baby. I started a new job back in November 2011 and the LORD has blessed me in this in many ways. Keep praying for my family as we endeavor to minister in a Mormon state (Utah). Until time allows I will see you again.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Witnessing You can witness through relationships with family and friends or by talking to strangers and giving tracts or the Gospel. Your testimony before others will either help or hinder your witness for Christ! SIN ROMANS 3:23,10; ISAIAH 64:6 A person must first see their need for salvation before they will listen to the Gospel with their heart or before they will obey the Holy Spirits wooing. OUR WORKS DONT HELP Ephesians 2:8,9 Titus 3:5; Isaiah 64:6 We can't depend on our own righteousness because that is how sin can into existence in the first place. We can't be like God and save ourselves but we must surrender to Him for our salvation. If you think about it every time you do something bad the Holy Spirit says don't depend on yourself but depend on me. OUR SIN SEPARATES US FROM GOD Romans 6:23 Any one sin will separate you from God. Death is separation from the natural body and spiritual death is separation from God for all eternity. GOD GAVE THE GIFT OF SALVATION Romans 5:8; 3:24-26; I John 2:2, 4:10; John 3:16; Hebrew 9:22 God the Father sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. You see God had to die for our sins because only He is the only sinless sacrifice. Jesus took the punishment and wrath of God for our sins, because He first loved us and He thought that a relationship with us was worth dying for!!! ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS ACCEPT THE GIFT I John 1:9; Romans 10:9-10, 13 I have to realize that Jesus was the only way for me to have that relationship with God (John 14:6) I have to confess that I am a sinner and that I believe that He is the only way of salvation. God is a jealous God and He desires that all should spend eternity with Him (2 Peter 3:9). He is jealous in that He doesn't want Satan to trick anyone to go to Hell.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2 Peter 1:4-8

2 Peter 1:4
Have you ever set your mind to be the best at something? What does it take to be the best at anything? It takes time, resources, coaching, and even natural ability! Did you know that God wants you to be the Best Christian you can be, and all we have to do is just spend the time with Him! He has given us all the resource we need in His Word, He is the expert in relationships and we have the supernatural ability through His Holy Spirit to conform us into the best!
(4) Partakers of the divine nature.
Partaker: fellowship, companion, sharer, partner
Divine: godlike
Nature: growth, natural production, native disposition.

We are partakers of the divine nature because of the promises that God has given us! (3) "According as His divine power power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue"

(5) Besides this... diligence, faith, virtue, knowledge (6) temperance, patience, godliness (7) brotherly kindness, charity
Diligence: eagerness, speed
Faith: moral conviction (reliance on Christ for salvation)
Virtue: manliness, valor, excellence
Knowledge: knowing(the act of)
Temperance: self control
Patience: cheerful endurance, waiting
Godliness: holiness
Brotherly kindness: love of brothers and sisters in Christ
Charity: love, dear, affection, benevolence

Each one of these adds to the other, we are told to grow in this way. First we grow in eagerness, it is a passion to grow in the LORD. I say that when I know who God is then I will be eager to grow, we will want to do it as quick as possible.

(8) Ye shall be...
When we are given a promise from God we can take it to the bank and cash it in! So if I grow like above stated then I will never be barren nor unfruitful, PRAISE THE LORD!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


The Definition of Humanism given by Merriam Webster's dictionary online

"1 a : devotion to the humanities : literary culture b : the revival of classical letters, individualistic and critical spirit, and emphasis on secular concerns characteristic of the Renaissance
2 : humanitarianism
3 : a doctrine, attitude, or way of life centered on human interests or values; especially : a philosophy that usually rejects supernaturalism and stresses an individual's dignity and worth and capacity for self-realization through reason"

If we desire to give the Gospel for the sole reason of saving man's lost soul, then our efforts become strictly humanistic. As stated in my previous post, Christ came to this earth not for the soul's of man but for the glory of God. When we seek the lost it is because Christ loves them and loved them to the point of death on the cross! We do it for His glory, we do it so that His death will not be in vain. We recognize that we all deserve hell, but Christ died for the glory of God and that is why He came to earth; to fulfill the will of the Father and by doing it, the only way of salvation was prepared. ....

Monday, August 2, 2010


The Lamb of God is worthy of the reward of His suffering!
12Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

Why is it that the angels is heaven and creatures of the earth and the creation as a whole can bring glory to God? But it has to be dragged out of man, that we have to be put in a choke hold and made to give praise to Him that is worthy.

1In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

3And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

We don't praise God because we will receive a reward for it, the Martr doesn't glorify his Savior because they know that God will reward them for it one day, the preacher doesn't preach Christ and is glorious death, burial, and resurrection for his own benefit or even for the lost souls that may be around to hear the Gospel, but for the only reason and that is because the Lamb of God is worthy of the reward of His suffering!

Christ came to this earth wrapped in flesh not to save souls but to glorify His Father in heaven. When will we stand in the fact that we are His creation created for His glory Isaiah 43:7 says "...I have created him for my glory..."

Revival will come when my heart sees that He is worthy of my praise, of my worship, or my tithe, of my service, of my all. If I never received anything from Him then He would still be worthy and I would still give Him all of those things. Right now we all live for ourselves we are caught up in tomorrow and the things of this world, that we can't see God at all.
We have before us the living Word of God. What do we know about it? John 1:1-3 says

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2The same was in the beginning with God.

3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

" It is sharper than any two edged sword, it is Jesus Christ! If we want to know God then we need to know this book! If we want to withstand the fiery arrows that the devil fires at us then we need to be in this book! We need to put on the whole armor of God which is Jesus Christ. If we are standing fast in Him then we will not fail.

We are not trying to be revived back to working for our salvation or working to make God happy. We can't make God happy He doesn't look down on us and say man what a great job they are doing I am in awe of there work. We need to be woken up and realize who Jesus Christ is, He is the king of glory, the Lamb of God, the Righteous One.
When my heart realizes these things then I will see revival in my life, because true reverence for the only true God will require me to live in light of who He is. He is worthy of my all. He suffered so that God would be glorified, I live because He suffered and died and rose again.