Prisms reveal a rainbow of coloured light when placed in the path of white light. The prism lens shows us the multi-coloured light that was there all along. Looking at the bands of colours can tell us something about the original light and tracing the colours back through the prism can tell us something about the source. Prisms, then, can be seen as a lens for interpreting light and source.
The last part ended with focusing in on the simplicity of the New Covenant and how it provides a simpler guide to life’s complexity. Today, we’re going to wrap things up by focusing on the pillars of the New Covenant and how they apply to us for our Christian walk.
In the last part, we admitted maybe we are unhitched from the Old Testament (Old Covenant) and that maybe we do have a better and more demanding set of commandments instead of the Old Covenant Law and Prophets. But where are we supposed to go from there?
Stanley said it bluntly, “You are not accountable to the Ten Commandments. You are not accountable to the Jewish Law.” Is this actually true? And, if it is true, what does that mean for how we act out moral choices?
While I do sense some heretical tendencies I have always thought Stanley was onto a certain something, a hint of a something about our faith, our morality, and our freedom in Christ, even if his surface idea appears irreconcilable with scripture.
Whatever you have, God has given it to test your loyalty, allegiance, and heart. Judas’ soul was cramped and traitorous; money revealed that. Joseph’s soul was generous and loyal; money revealed that too. And “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Update 2016-10-04: Per the previous update and Tyler’s response to this post, I have responded again in my post Answering Genesis 1 and 2 Contradiction Claims. Update 2015-12-03: Tyler has responded in his post Continuing the discussion about Genesis 1 and 2 contradictions. I am currently drafting a new response in our friendly back-and-forth in…
My father, on more than one occasion, has referenced this quotation in various discussions on purpose and meaning: “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation“. I’ve been thinking about that lately. So, I Googled the phrase this evening and came across this enlightening write up, entitled Quiet Desperation, on the words, the man behind them,…
Oh, Saint, can you hear my voice from ages past? I hope against hope because your voice seems to be the last. Oh, Saint, may I ask a question? Will you proffer a suggestion? Oh, Saint, to your name, thereof, My question is this, what is love?
In this painting, lines of truth emanate. Light bursts forth, shattering a rigid picture, reaching beyond grasp, in bold strokes, defying a frame. In its edged background, darkness seeps through. Something corrosive. Staining. But wherever the light reaches, there is darkness dispelled. In its fierce foreground, a radiant star-burst flares forth from the form of…