In 2014, on the platform at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, TX, his wife, Victoria, told the crowd, "Do good 'cause God wants you to be happy. When you come to church, when you worship Him, you're not doing it for God, really. You're doing it for yourself because that's what makes God happy." … Continue reading The problem with “God just wants us to be happy.”
In his outstanding book, The Unquenchable Flame, Michael Reeves writes in detail about the medieval (and, sadly, modern) unbiblical belief that salvation could/can be earned by human effort. He writes, "In 1215, the fourth Lateran Council came up with what it hoped would be a useful aid for all those seeking to be 'justified' (to … Continue reading Purging Purgatory from “Biblical” Teaching
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Always keep the following in mind when reading someone's (including my) review/commentary/opinion about a movie/a book/the Bible/anything: what you're reading is simply some guy's/gal's opinion - an opinion that is based on the writer's own world-views, convictions, & subjectivity. My son, Jordan, & I heard historian, Dr. Mike Licona (Ph.D) speak at TTU … Continue reading “NOAH” (The Movie) – My take…..
When it comes to the upcoming release of Darren Aronofsky's "Noah", the Book is always going to be better. Regarding the Washington Times article below, I'll give Aronofsky this: at least he's honest. And I actually respect that. Aronofsky is a self-professed atheist. So there are no surprises here (in the Times article). A person … Continue reading “Noah”