Category: Think Things

Pharaoh’s Heart

Like the story of Abraham and Isaac that we have discussed before, there is another part of the Bible that I did not quite understand until I realized that I was also reading that passage wrong. The story of how God hardened Pharaoh’s heart. …

The Modern World

I have a problem with the Modern World.  I don’t like it.  I first noticed it with art.  Always hated modern art.  I never could quite put my finger on why until I came across a definition of art by Carl Jung, “…the work…

Going Through a Phase

Younger people get very upset when older people tell them they are going through a phase.  Let me, as one of the older people here, explain why we say that.  We know that we ourselves have had many, many phases in our lives.  We…

God Only Loves the Perfect

There seems to be a general, yet unspoken thought, that God doesn’t want anything to do with you until you’re perfect.  Oh, saints are this or that but I’m just a miserable sinner.  It seems that people think that if you are a Christian…

Abraham and Isaac

You know, the whole “God is testing you” thing, never made sense to me until a few years ago.  It was then that I realized that God is not testing you.  We are reading it wrong.  God allows. Let’s take the story of Abraham…

What is Humility?

Humility is confusing nowadays because of all of the false humility out there.  We’ve all met those people who do something really cool.  And you say, “Wow. That was really cool!”  And they puff up with pride and say “Well I could have done…

Depression

I am a little frustrated.  Now, before I start let me just say I am not a mental health professional.  What I say is what I know from experience.  It’s about Depression.  A great many people say that they suffer from Depression, like they…

Did God Change?

When you read through the bible, you tend to get the impression that the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament are two totally different gods.  This impression comes, I think, from the cultural attitudes of the writers of…

Prophets

There are so many prophets in the Old Testament and then there was John the Baptist, and then after Jesus came…. Nobody?  Some say that there were no prophets after Jesus.  I don’t believe that.  So the next logical questions are: Who are the…

Is my pet in Heaven?

I have actually been asked by people.  Is my dog in Heaven?  Or is my cat in Heaven?  I’m not trying to be mean but No.  Your pet is not in Heaven.  Jesus said as much, and who am I to contradict Him?  Not…