Tag Archive: salvation

Now is the day of salvation, but night is coming

The end is near. Jesus is coming back soon…I just know it. If you’ve been putting off faith in God because you figured you had plenty of time to repent, I’d suggest getting… Continue reading

Don’t add stupid to guilty

How can anyone do such a thing? Have they no common human decency? What is the matter with people? The more I read the news, both current and past, the more attractive living… Continue reading

Why hell will be hellish

Will there be love in hell? I tend to think not. If hell is eternal separation from God, and God is love, then it seems to follow that hell is a place without… Continue reading

Superhumans and the real endgame

I’ve never seen Game of Thrones nor any superhero movie except Ironman years ago. Judging by the Twitter traffic this past weekend, that might seem to disqualify me from having anything meaningful to… Continue reading

Questions for non-Christians #12

St. Peter at the pearly gates…checking the books, asking probing questions, welcoming some through and for others…releasing the trap door to that other place. It’s an iconic image which cartoonists have been employing… Continue reading

I see dead people

I grew up in a funeral home, where on any given day maybe 12 feet away from where my siblings and I were eating, watching TV, doing homework, or arguing about whose turn… Continue reading

We’re just not that into him

It was a quickie wedding. The groom had been waiting a long time to make her his bride, but when she finally said ‘Yes’ she insisted on a short, civil ceremony and wanted… Continue reading

For the love of bugs

  I have an objection to Christianity that I’ve never heard any atheist voice. And I think I know why. Here it is: If the Christian God is so great…knows everything about everything… Continue reading

We must believe the bad to experience the good

  “I’ve got good news and bad news.” Oh, the fearful, suspended anticipation such an announcement tends to create in us. Will the good outweigh the bad, or will the bad totally ruin… Continue reading

These are your gods

Someday this will all be over. Truth and righteousness will reign and evil will be vanquished. Make sure when that day comes you’re following the true and righteous God. This post was originally… Continue reading

To my Catholic friends and family

In a crisis, we can either hunker down, fight, or flee. We can try and protect ourselves until the crisis is over, actively engage in the struggle to end the crisis, or get… Continue reading

She will survive

The Catholic Church has been through this before and survived, and she will again. If papal mistresses, murders, excessive greed and gross immorality in centuries past didn’t bring her down, neither will these… Continue reading

Election – We’ve seen this before

Having been raised Catholic, hearing that salvation was not dependent on my works but by faith alone was not just good news but the best news I’d ever heard. You know what’s also… Continue reading

Who is/are the chosen?

Some recent headlines as I continue my exploration of the doctrine of election: Poll: Jewish Israelis Love Trump Notes from Jerusalem: Everyone is in love with Donald Trump A pro soccer team in… Continue reading

An objection to Calvinism remains unanswered

I am not and never have been of the Calvinist persuasion. But since my understanding of the view is limited and the pool of wise and respected Calvinists impressive, persuasion is not and… Continue reading