Entry Level Theological Truth [27]

“For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5

After contradicting the Lord’s word, the serpent impugned the Almighty’s goodness by inferring that His prohibition of the tree of knowledge of good and evil was motivated out of self-serving jealousy that wanted to withhold something worthwhile from human beings.

Satan has employed this timeless tactic throughout the centuries to plant seeds of doubt regarding their Creator’s intentions in people’s minds. It is a common misconception that God is the cosmic kill-joy – a self-absorbed ogre who wants to hoard the good stuff for Himself, while keeping His creatures in bondage. But this could not be more inaccurate.

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Digital Church?

Digital Church

 

Christian blogger and Evangelical leader Albert Mohler recently posted a thought provoking blog entry on the rise of the ‘digital church’ as a replacement for traditional, physical church gatherings.

Brother Mohler rightly points out that digital technologies can be of great value for the believer and the church alike. Online sermon libraries, online archives of the written works of Christian teachers of prior generations, and use of social media for gospel outreach are just a few of the examples cited.

Mohler goes even one step further by implying that an online presence is even NECESSARY for ministry in the 21st Century:

A church without a digital presence is a church that, to many people, simply doesn’t exist.

However, we need to exercise caution. Even with all of the potential benefits that modern, digital technology offers there are some serious dangers that we must consider.

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Jottings – Orthodoxy and Respect

The moment you say ‘We have to abandon this theology in order to have the respect of the world,’ you end up with neither Biblical orthodoxy nor the respect of the world.

Albert Mohler, Jr., quoted in Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Evangelicals Question The Existence Of Adam And Eve. Accessed on 10/29/2011.

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