An appology

Well, I have just allowed myself to get too busy and I have not refreshed my self and reviewed Chapter 5 of C.J. Mahaney's book The Cross Centered Life in time for my final blog entry for this week. I really wanted to keep up with this faithfully, and I have not been faithful in this task. I appologize to those that were looking for this week's entry. It has been a such a crazy week, both at work and at home, that my mind is just swimming. Add to the fact that I've recently changed my diet a little and I know it has been affecting me. As a result my mind feels foggy, and I am feeling a tad run down. One thing I would like to post about before I log off from my blog today is the whole whirlwind surrounding the book and movie by the title "The Da Vinci Code". This is another example of people taking things at face value and absorbing it, and taking it as truth, when they have not done the footwork on their own to research it. I implore everyone to read and study the basis of such claims before taking them for face value. The sad thing is, is that the book claims to have basis in truth - but when it is searched out, the pillars of the entire thesis are built upon sand. Assumptions, and conclusions that are not supported. One organization that has really inspired me to do such things has been "The Christian Research Institute". I love to listen to their radio program "The Bible Answer Man", and although I sometimes find the host to come across as arrogant - and a lot of times it feels like they are just trying to sell something - the materials they have are fantastic. Side note: The church I was saved into is a wonderful teaching church. I believe I have rang this bell before, but one thing that bothered me about the people of that church also displayed an air of arrogance. I will not go into details here, but visitors were often met with the impression that if they were not attending that church they were somehow missing out on the best. And perhaps it is true, but we need to safe guard against such impressions. If anything no church is perfect. The more we learn of God, the more we must realize how much inferior we actually are. Humilty should be a dominant trait of a Christian IMO. Shameless plug: I have a new story posted over at my Yarns page. Verse for today: Matthew 7:12-28, esv So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy [1] that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.

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