When God says something twice, we should probably pay attention. One of those things is:
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)God says it again in Colossians:
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. (Colossians 3:21 [KJV])It is easy to focus on the negative: provoking our children to anger. We shouldn't hinder their growth, especially in the Lord. But, in following the cross references, God gives another pattern of repetitive instructions on the positive side to teach our children: (more…)
We discussed the rapture in church the other day, and I learned a new passage that describes when in God's timeline it will happen. It always helps me to talk through what I learn to make it stick in my mind. So, here it goes...
What is the RaptureThe word rapture is nowhere in the Bible. The concept on the other hand is. This passage describes what we call the rapture:
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (I Corinthians 15:51-57 [KJV](more…)
Well, it's time to move my website to a new host. I think that I have been the longest with Hostgator, and it was a good experience, but it is time to move. My main reason for moving is trying to get SSL. I wanted to add security to my website, but it was going to cost way too much to do it through Hostgator. (more…)