The “Good Christian”

I saw this meme earlier this week. Little did I know that I would have a fine opportunity to use it.

Found on Facebook regarding the death of famed physicist Stephen Hawking and the subsequent placement of his ashes in Westminster Abbey:

I still empathize with Stephen Hawking. He is getting to meet God now… He lived his life with major disability, I believe God is big enough to understand, and empathize with his questions. . They will be answered, and I am sure there is a path to God for Stephen, despite his lack of belief. His cynicism whether a God exists…

The response from another FB poster:

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Breaking the Chain

The bible tells us that God set an order to things between Himself, Christ, Man and woman in 1 Corinthians 11:3, which states:

But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Which means that, according to the word of God, we can look at the structure of authority like this:

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Schooling your Husband or “Let me teach you how to lead me.”

My wife is currently out of state, tending to her mother who was diagnosed with cancer. It’s a sad state of affairs, as she already has tons of medical issues and chemo along with other treatments will likely be a two edged sword, doing both harm and good. Prayers for her, and my wife, would be much appreciated.

That being said, I was searching earlier today for some paper in which to write my grocery list when I happened upon some of my wife’s bible study notes. Now, I don’t know if these are group bible study notes from the study she attends weekly or if these are notes she took on her own, but something about them was quite troubling:

They were all about men!

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God and The Gay Agenda

I don’t typically write about biblical topics outside of headship but a post on another blog page the other day got me thinking more about gays in the church and how the situation is being dealt with by pastors and the congregation alike. This is going to be a little off the reservation for me and, as always, I am fully open to respectful opinion and discussion, as I will be talking about what my understanding is of the situation, but that certainly doesn’t mean my understanding is set in stone. If, through scripture, someone can show me that my understanding is incorrect I am more than happy to take facts into consideration and adjust my understanding, but only to be in line with scripture!

That being said, the proceeding post will have subject matter somewhat adult in nature. I am not putting it behind a password, as I don’t want to have to password it, but I am issuing a fair warning for those who decide to click past the break.

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On “Deserving” things….

Thinking about my post from last week, Never Enough, I started thinking about the word “deserve”. “Deserve” is a very powerful word. A lot of people feel they “deserve” something in life, whether it be money, a better place in society or simple to be “treated better” by someone else.

When we claim we “deserve” something what we are really saying is that something is owed us. We assume that we have done something to merit being owed that which we feel we deserve. Often times, when we examine ourselves, we will find that we, in fact, are not owed what we are assuming we are.

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Marriage Geometry

Over the weekend I went a little trip with my dad and my uncle down to a hardwood store in Anaheim. It was a good trip to a great store, and its always fun to listen to these two guys get together. There’s a lot of interesting stories and history between them about the rest of the family on their side.

My uncle is, along with my dad, a person I would definitely consider a “mans man”. Despite growing up in relative poverty he studied, went to school and became a doctor. He lifts almost daily. He doesn’t sway on his opinion of something when he knows he is right, and yet, he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. He loves the Lord and is very well versed in scripture. Sadly for him, his wife, my aunt, succumbed to cancer not to long ago, and though he seems like the same happy guy, there is definitely a sadness about him. He talks about her a lot, and rightly so. She was a fun and industrious lady, whom everyone in the family loved.

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