Month: May 2018

A Word for Our High School Graduates

Congratulations to everybody graduating from high school this spring.  Graduates, you have spent a good portion of your lives in a classroom.  You have worked hard.  You have read books, written essays, and taken countless exams.  Your diploma certifies that you have met the educational requirements for graduation.  Your diploma also opens many doors of …

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Stuff That Won’t Save You: Mysticism

The Greek philosopher, Plato, believed human souls existed in the celestial world prior to their physical birth.  It was his belief that man was sentenced to physical life because of sin and must be purified through reincarnation before returning to a pure state of being outside of the physical realm.  Plato was strongly influenced from …

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Stuff That Won’t Save You: Church Rituals.

  Israel and Judah flourished in the middle of the eighth century BC.  Both kingdoms, Israel to the north and Judah to the south, had expanded their territories and secured their borders.  The superpowers of their day, Egypt and Assyria, were preoccupied elsewhere, and Israel and Judah were free to increase trade and revenue.  They …

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