Science and the Enlightenment

JMJ This is a letter I wrote recently to a younger me who thought he knew everything. I write to you who thinks himself wiser than the ancients. I write to you who believes his understanding greater and deeper than the fathers of a thousand generations. I write to you who are wiser than the … Continue reading Science and the Enlightenment

If You Want to get Closer to God Become A Sinner

JMJ Before I am misunderstood let me say this: Do Not Sin. To sin is never the objective of any Christian, yet, if you would be closer to God become a sinner. In other words, begin by realizing what is the condition of each and every person. Once we realize ourselves as sinners, we can … Continue reading If You Want to get Closer to God Become A Sinner

Hyperbole? Methinks Not

JMJ Jesus said: If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better to enter the Kingdom blind than to be cast into the everlasting flame where there is much weeping and gnashing of teeth. If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and … Continue reading Hyperbole? Methinks Not

Taking a Bite of the Big Apple

JMJ Do we believe in eternal life with God? Do we believe in Hell? We can narrow this question down to: do we believe in God? Yes?           or           No? Not "yes, but with caveats", or "no" as a sort of maybe. The Cosmic Battle If … Continue reading Taking a Bite of the Big Apple