THE BASE THEOREM
constructed many years ago...when I first got "saved"
about what I've learned since then
NOTES FROM ROMANS (PT. 1)
NOTES FROM ROMANS (PT. 2)
scientific problems that arise from the Bible...and some solutions
addendum (March 2010): these pages are here for archival/education purposes, not argumentative (despite their tone)
"But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain (Titus 3:9 King James Version)".
the "global flood"
Daily excerpt from 'A Year with C. S. Lewis' and 'Wisdom from the Proverbs' for the 27th of November
Sooner or Later They Fell
We do not know how many of these creatures God made, nor how long they continued in the Paradisal state. But sooner or later they fell. Someone or something whispered that they could become as gods—that they could cease directing their lives to their Creator and taking all their delights as uncovenanted mercies, as 'accidents' (in the logical sense) which arose in the course of a life directed not to those delights but to the adoration of God. As a young man wants a regular allowance from his father which he can count on as his own, within which he makes his own plans (and rightly, for his father is after all a fellow creature), so they desired to be on their own, to take care for their own future, to plan for pleasure and for security, to have a meum from which, no doubt, they would pay some reasonable tribute to God in the way of time, attention, and love, but which, nevertheless, was theirs not His. They wanted, as we say, to 'call their souls their own'. But that means to live a lie, for our souls are not, in fact, our own. They wanted some corner in the universe of which they could say to God, 'This is our business, not yours.' But there is no such corner. They wanted to be nouns, but they were, and eternally must be, mere adjectives.
—from The Problem of Pain
Compiled in A Year with C.S. Lewis
The Problem of Pain. Copyright © 1940, C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. Copyright restored © 1996 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers. A Year With C.S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works. Copyright © 2003 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy (28:13).
The little boy took his crayons and colored in one of his mother's favorite books. After he was finished he realized how angry she would be, so he ripped out the page and hid it under the sofa. In the days that followed he felt very bad about what he had done. Finally, in tears, he went to his mother with the mutilated page. His mother took him up into her arms and confided, "I knew what you had done, but I left everything where it was because I knew that you would want to tell me eventually. I am glad that you were honest, and I want you to know that I love you just as much now as I ever have."
It is hard to tell someone when we have done something we know we should not have done. We're afraid that the victim might not forgive or love us. It is good to know that God will forgive us anything if we will only come before Him to honestly repent. He loves us so much that we cannot turn His love away. If we try to hide our sins from God, He will know it and will punish us for our deception, but when we confess, we please Him so much that He will bless us with peace and joy.
prayer: I am ashamed of myself, Lord, and I have difficulty coming to you. I am unworthy of your love, and I am embarrassed by my weakness. Let me know that I can come to you at any time with anything. Thank you for your acceptance and your grace. Amen.
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