April 01, 2016 by
The Rapture is not God’s Best
Recently I have come to change my mind on the topic of the Rapture. Historically it has been referred to as the “blessed hope” so one does not have to die but be caught up in the air to meet Jesus. In the pre-tribulation time-line the Raptured go to Heaven for a 3 and a half year marriage supper of the Lamb celebration then return with Jesus to stop the Anti-Christ. In the post-tribulation time-line the Raptured meet Jesus in the air then immediately return to stop the Anti-Christ.
My change of mine is not on the time-line, I believe in Post-Tribulation Rapture. Instead, my thinking is on the idea of the “blessed hope”. The Church has put an emphasis on how good it will be to be in the generation that gets to be Raptured. My thinking now is that this is motivated from a fear of death. Read the rest of this entry →
April 18, 2012 by
The resurrection transformed all creation
In an earlier post I wrote about the physical law of entropy being not only the “curse” but the continuation of sin. The Lake of Fire, in my opinion, is not punishment from God, but the continuation of decomposition that we already experience through aging then, finally, physical death. It is decomposition in the spirit. Our human spirits are made of divine substance, according to the Bible, called, “the breath of life” (Gen. 2:7). This substance breathed into the nostrils of Adam came from God, therefore is everlasting. But our spirits became corrupted because of Adam’s sin, along with degeneration through the generations, compounded by our own sins. While the human spirit can not completely die, it will continue in corruption of decomposition in the Lake of Fire. This is our choice when we reject the gospel, which (as Wayne Jacobsen likes to say) is the cure. If you reject the cure, then you retain the disease.
My point in that post was to encourage everyone that this is not the wrath of God (I am not denying that God has wrath), but the Lake of Fire is the consequence of our own choices if we reject the gift of life in Christ. God’s wrath has already been poured out on sin through Jesus on the cross. Furthermore, I want the reader to understand that the fall of Adam affected the entire universe, whereas the redemption of Christ also affects the entire universe. This, then, is the purpose of this post. Read the rest of this entry →
March 20, 2011 by
Editor’s Note: This post was written for the Stunt Gym blog, but I felt that it would be appreciated by a wider audience, therefore has been reprinted here, too.
I recently had a conversation from a dancer in California who found the school site and was surprised that I call my school a “Christian Gymnastics School.” She wanted to know how I could consider it a Christian school since she had been told that dancing was carnal. She desperately wants to dance before the Lord, but has been discouraged by her congregation.
For the sake of her privacy, I am going to call her, Sydnee. Sydnee seems to be a new believer and was very confused. The congregation she attends seems to be legalistic. She had questions about the Sabbath and other matters which hindered me from explaining how physical activity can be an expression of the spirit.
God has no interest or joy in religion. Religion did not come from God. It came from Adam and Eve who tried to cover their sin with fig leaves. That was the first religious act of mankind. Religion is inherent in our carnal nature, which is why most of the world is religious. The books of Romans and Hebrews explains God’s take on religion. He gave Moses the law to show the world that it was impossible to please God through religious effort. Through Jesus Christ He took away religion completely. But mankind hangs onto religion because the carnal nature wants to justify itself through religion, not to please God. Read the rest of this entry →