As Keller explains, there is no such thing as "objective" abandonment for Christians. Only Christ was actually abandoned by the Father. Therefore, all that remains is "subjective" abandonment. In other words, though we may feel abandoned by God (feel = subjective), it is never the case (objective).
Three months ago I asked this question. One of my friends, Kevin Burr, stated that he would and then for his reasons, cited several passages in the Bible that centered around "love." Kevin did what every sincere disciple of Jesus Christ ought to do, that is, filter your decisions through what you believe God had [...]
Recently, I had a conversation with a friend and Job came up in conversation. In American Christianity, we, like our culture, want things bigger and better and flashier and faster and busier. Because of our infatuation (lust) with wealth, prosperity, and comfort, we love to ask any opportunity we get to ask for a "double [...]
EditLately, I have realized something about myself. I love reading books. Ok, I did not just find that out (though I hated to read, even refused to read before age 20). However, books do not always keep you up to date with current issues. So, though I am not to obsessed with finding balance, I [...]
Recently, I downloaded ios 8.0 on my iPad 2. Hated it! The new software seemed to drag my iPad through the mud and slow everything down. So, I got the brilliant idea to downgrade my software and return it to ios 7.1.2. I read several posts on the internet and all of the sudden, in [...]
August 9th, an African-American male, Michael Brown, was shot six times and killed. Varying reports have been circulated as to what really happened. The New York Times stated, "The circumstances of Michael Brown's death on Aug. 9 are in dispute. The police said that Mr. Brown was shot during a fight for the officer’s gun, [...]
Today I read in the Picayune Item that for the first time in our cities history, a same-sex couple has filed an out-of-state marriage license in a local court here in Pearl River County. I want to share a few thoughts regarding homosexual/lesbian relationships. 1. Homosexuality is a sin. Period. A close examination of 1 [...]