Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving 2006















Here's a picture of my girls on Thanksgiving 2006. They decided to go outside and burn off some of the turkey! The temperature outside is 58 degrees and sunny...an odd occurance for La Crescent, Minnesota in November. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Is the Bible literal or serious?

News::Clergy on Same Sex Marriage Ban

Ah ha! The literal truth has been revealed.

Joan Sulser of 1st Congregational United Church of Christ says this about the marriage ban.

I would suspect that most of our congregation is opposed to the amendment because even though we take the bible (sic) seriously we don't take it literally. We worship the god (sic?) who's revealed to us in the bible (sic) and continues to reveal gods (sic) self to us. That means we also bring our hearts and minds to bear on this and the bible (sic) can be read in a variety of ways.
I'm glad to hear that Sulser takes the Bible seriously! I wish she literally meant it.

  • Did God literally create the world in six days? YES
  • Did God literally destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for their sins? YES
  • Did God literally flood the entire earth and save Noah and his family? YES
  • Did God literally become man in the person Jesus Christ? YES
  • Did Jesus (God and Man) literally perform miracles while on earth? YES
  • Did Jesus literally die for my sins? YES
  • Was Jesus literally resurrected after three days? YES

Once we don't take the Bible literally, the Christian faith falls apart. How can we be certain of salvation without the Bible being taken literally?

God literally hates sin. (Homosexuality is one of many sins listed in the Bible.) Jesus literally died to forgive our sins. We are literally called to a life of faith and repentance. Now that is serious!

Friday, November 03, 2006

God or Not?

Harris Interactive | The Harris Poll - While Most U.S. Adults Believe in God, Only 58 Percent are "Absolutely Certain"

While reading the results of the recent Harris Poll, I found it interesting that even some "Christians" aren't sure about the existence of God. Belief in the Triune God is a necessary doctrine to be a Christian.

These results may show us two things: 1) there is a difference between the visible and invisible church; 2) we don't always state clearly what we believe.

What are some other options to explain these results?

Read the poll results. There are more "scary" beliefs out there...