True or False: There are some people that don't deserve any mercy and there are many people that do deserve mercy. (WARNING: we're heading into DEEP theological waters, so put your spiritual scuba gear on...or learn to breath GOD! The stakes? Your eternal fate.) And before I give the answer to my little quiz, please … Continue reading The FREE Gift?
Emanuel Minos (1925-2014) was born in the Belgian Congo of a Greek father and a Congelose mother. At the age of four he was adopted by the Norwegian pioneer missionaries Gunnerius and Oddbjørg Tollefsen. Emanuel was known even at five years of age as a preacher, and this characterized him for the rest of his life. … Continue reading Two Prophecies (Part 2)
The ultimate fate of the Earth and its inhabitants is no great mystery... ...if you're an atheist you believe that eventually the entire universe is going to cool down until the last star's light is finally extinguished. It is the hope of some that, by that time, humanity will have evolved beyond the need for … Continue reading Two Prophecies (Part 1)
One of the first things GOD showed me when I was born-again was what physical death was like. If you are saved, death (once the body has finally surrendered itself to the inevitable) is a very pleasant experience. Lately I've wondered what would be my last words to the Church and the world when I … Continue reading Deathbed Profession
You know what it's like to be treated unjustly. Injustice stabs like a dagger--especially when the victim is one's self. In a very real sense, injustice is a form of rape: a violation of one's dignity and an affront to one's personal worth. If you're an American citizen such violations between individuals are not easily … Continue reading Revengeance for All!
We continue our Perfection Howto from Part 2 with Step Five. Over the past two millennia there have been many attempts in many languages to communicate the nexus of what Step Four means (unconditional acceptance from God). One of the best of these is John Bunyan's "The Doctrine of Law and Grace Unfolded" edited by … Continue reading How to be Perfect (Part 3)
We've all heard the recommendation: when attacked by a bear, play dead. Well, that's partially true...if you're attacked by a mother bear that's defending her cubs. If, however, you're attacked by a cubless bear (male or female) and you have no bear spray or very high-powered weapon, I suggest that you fight the bear as … Continue reading Play Dead!
Only The Godhead REALLY exists. Am I a pantheist, or do I advocate that everyone or everything is God? Anyone who has read my books or even the contents of this blog would be hard-pressed to draw such a conclusion. What I am saying is that Eternal Deity, having neither beginning nor end of existence, … Continue reading God, Reality and Ignorance