Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Did John the Baptist Come Preaching "Your Best Life Now"?


satire and theology said...

Did John the Baptist Come Preaching "Your Best Life Now"?

A shame this question even needs to be asked. But it does with modern Western society.

A message of repentance within Reformed theology can be given as preparation for the regeneration work of God. It can also be given to believers as a warning of future judgment (2 Cor 5: 10).

Jeff said...


Today, the word "repent," just as words such as "sin" and especially "Hell," have become non-PC words that are associated with bigotry, hate and being judgmental. It is assumed that such words cannot coincide with the idea of love. However, in order to love something or someone, you must necessarily hate those things which will endanger or threaten the things or persons you love. Additionally, a love relationship (i.e., between a man and God) requires fellowship and union between the two parties, and sin breaks that fellowship and union. This is besides the fact that God is also a holy and righteous God, and we, being His creations (not directly, but through reproduction at least), are something that God made, and therefore He has ownership privileges over us, and can do with us as He wills. But, because of our continuous sins that we constantly commit, we have (figuratively speaking) spat in His face and have rebelled against our Owner and Creator, basically mutinying against the One Who has rightful and ultimate authority over us. To turn against one who has created you and loves you, and not just once, but on a daily basis, is the ultimate betrayal.

Thanks, Russ.

Ted said...


When counting the electoral votes, either Congress finds by 1/8/09 that Obama — not being an Article II “natural born citizen” (father Kenyan/British, not American, citizen) — fails to qualify as President whereupon Biden becomes the full fledged President under 3 USC 19 (free to pick his own VP such as Hillary) or thereafter defers to the Supreme Court to enjoin Obama’s inauguration with Biden becoming only Acting President under the 20th Amendment until a new President is duly determined.

The preferable choice, at least for the Democrats, should seem obvious.