Well, apparently evolution has failed to make us invincible behind the wheel. So humans have retooled themsellves to give Darwinism a little boost. This better (?) human being is able to roll with rolls, to bob and weave with head-ons. Only, I think there’s one design flaw. This better human cannot procreate because he is so repulsive.

I’ll stick with Intelligent Design. God makes perfect humans – able to build vehicles, make them safer, find romance, and perpetuate the race. No accident!

golden-wheat-field-1354390133xGa“When our Savior speaks to us concerning what constitutes our true blessedness He is simply describing His own experience. The beatitudes are not the immediate revelation of His Godhead, they are much more the impressive testimony of His manhood. He knew the truth of what He was saying because He had verified it all in Himself for thirty experimental years.”

-quoted by Alexander Whyte

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The Beatitudes

 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

– Matthew 5:2-12

 

“In dying [Christ] became the plague and destruction of death. When death slew him, it slew itself: for Christ, through death, destroyed him that had the power of death, even the devil (Heb. 2:14).”

-Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)

‘The end and intent of the Scripture is to declare that God is benevolent and friendly-minded to mankind; and that he hath declared that kindness in and through Jesu Christ, his only Son; the which kindness is received by faith.”

-from Protestant martyr George Wishart’s (1513-1546) translation of the First Helvetic Confession (1536)

Este artículo es publicado con permiso de su autor, Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, y 9Marks. Dr. Schreiner es Profesor James Buchanan Harrison de Interpretación del Nuevo Testamento en el Southern Baptist Theological Seminary en Louisville, Kentucky y es pastor de predicación en Clifton Baptist Church.

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Frecuentemente me preguntan si una mujer puede servir en el ministerio. Mi respuesta es siempre: « ¡bible-bible-study-book-510249Si, claro! Todos los creyentes están llamados a servir y ministrarse unos a otros».

Pero respondería de manera diferente si la pregunta fuera planteada de una forma más precisa: « ¿Existen algunos roles ministeriales en los que las mujeres no pueden servir?» Argumentaría que el Nuevo Testamento claramente enseña que las mujeres no deberían servir como pastoras (lo cual el Nuevo Testamento también llama obispo o ancianos). Está claro en el Nuevo Testamento que los términos pastor, obispo, y anciano se refieren al mismo oficio (véase Hechos 20:17, 28; Tito 1:5, 7; 1 Pedro 5:1-2), y para el resto de este relato utilizaré los términos «anciano» y «pastor» de manera intercambiable para referirme a este oficio. Read the rest of this entry »

“In the face of vehement opposition from transgender activists, Brown University last week pulled a press release about a study suggesting gender dysphoria in adolescents could be a social contagion.” Read more here. There is also a very good piece that corresponds on World’s daily newscast on Sept. 14 here. It begins at about minute marker 7:30.

 

St_georges_church_graveyard_Carrington_Greater_ManchesterThe [Apostles’] Creed next mentions, that he “was dead and buried”. Here again it is necessary to consider how he substituted himself in order to pay the price of our redemption. Death held us under its yoke, but he in our place delivered himself into its power, that he might exempt us from it. This the Apostle means when he says, “that he tasted death for every man,” (Heb 2:9). By dying he prevented us from dying; or (which is the same thing) he by his death purchased life for us. But in this he differed from us, that in permitting himself to be overcome of death, it was not so as to be engulfed in its abyss, but rather to annihilate it, as it must otherwise have annihilated us; he did not allow himself to be so subdued by it as to be crushed by its power; he rather laid it prostrate, when it was impending over us, and exulting over us as already overcome. In fine, his object was, “that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage,” (Heb 2:14-15).

-John Calvin

Aunque la luz de la naturaleza y las obras de creación y de providencia manifiestan la bondad, sabiduría, y poder de Dios de tal manera que los hombres quedan sin excusa, (1) sin embargo, no son suficientes para dar aquel conocimiento de Dios y de rock-light-sun-night-sunlight-dark-beam-cave-reflection-darkness-sparkling-reflecting-malaysia-shining-sunbeam-flies-kuala-lumpur-su voluntad que es necesario para la salvación; (2) por lo que le agradó a Dios en varios tiempos y de diversas maneras revelarse a sí mismo y declarar su voluntad a su Iglesia; (3) y además, para conservar y propagar mejor la verdad y para el mayor consuelo y establecimiento de la Iglesia contra la corrupción de la carne, malicia de Satanás y del mundo, le agradó dejar esa revelación por escrito, (4) por todo lo cual las Santas Escrituras son muy necesarias, (5) y tanto más cuanto que han cesado ya los modos anteriores por los cuales Dios reveló su voluntad a su Iglesia. (6).

1. Romanos 2:14,15; Romanos 1:19,20; Salmos 19:1-3; Romanos 1:32 y 2:1
2. 1 Corintios 1:21 y 2:13,14.
3. Hebreos 1:1.
4. Lucas 1:3,4; Romanos 15:4; Mateo 4:4,7,10; Isaías 8:19,20; Proverbios 22:14-21.
5. 2 Timoteo 3:15; 2 Pedro 1:19.
6. Hebreos 1:1,2.

Confesio de Fe de Westminster 1.1 (1646)

Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men unexcusable;[1] yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of His will, which is necessary unto salvation.[2] Therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry [various] times, and in divers manners [different ways]rock-light-sun-night-sunlight-dark-beam-cave-reflection-darkness-sparkling-reflecting-malaysia-shining-sunbeam-flies-kuala-lumpur-, to reveal Himself, and to declare that His will unto His Church;[3] and afterwards for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the Church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing;[4] which makes the Holy Scripture to be most necessary;[5] those former ways of God’s revealing His will unto His people being now ceased.[6]

Westminster Confession of Faith 1.1 (1646)