The Mark. What If?

Just some food for thought. You can start by reading from the book of Revelation. I suggest you read the entire chapter, even the entire book, to get some context for what I have provided:

Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.
(Revelation 13:16-17 ESV)

What if the mark of the beast isn’t a physical mark after all? What if it is something prominent about you that must be readily affirmable and associated with your strength (right hand) or your mind (forehead)? What if it was some allegiance that you must have and if you failed to have this commitment, you were barred from the marketplace of goods and ideas? What if such a non-physical mark wasn’t limited to some future event, but had reoccurring examples throughout the centuries?

What sort of affirmation would today’s culture require if one was to be considered worthy to engage in the marketplace today? What deviation from the rest of our culture would cause someone to be shunned and berated by the majority? Would it be right or safe to comply with this position in the short term? What about the long term?

Today is the 30th anniversary of this landmark debate, which introduced many to presuppositional apologetics…

Today is the 30th anniversary of this landmark debate, which introduced many to presuppositional apologetics. If you have two hours to spare (ha!) give it a listen!

The Great Debate: Does God Exist? Dr. Greg Bahnsen versus Dr. Gordon Stein At the University of Cali

Beating the Drudgery of Bible Reading Plans

Beating the Drudgery of Bible Reading Plans
Here are some great pointers for Bible reading. I've used each of these techniques before. Reading your Bible shouldn't give you cause to despair when you hit a bump in the road. In fact, you need to prepare for, and even expect to hit difficulties in your …

Here are some great pointers for Bible reading. I’ve used each of these techniques before. Reading your Bible shouldn’t give you cause to despair when you hit a bump in the road. In fact, you need to prepare for, and even exp…

Unless we, as a society, can say why this is wrong, there is no logical reason to disallow this. I believe…

Unless we, as a society, can say why this is wrong, there is no logical reason to disallow this. I believe it is morally wrong, just as polygamy and homosexual marriage is wrong, but our society is so unwilling to say why that everything becomes permissible.

Hint:it isn't because these things are "icky" or different than the tradition. 

An teenage revealed in an interview that she plans to marry her father and have children after dating for two years.

Something that came to mind last night:  To an unbeliever, Science and God are polar opposites. “You…

Something that came to mind last night:  To an unbeliever, Science and God are polar opposites. "You believe in God, while I believe in Science," is a fairly common claim that they would make. What they are saying is that science and God are in conflict with one another so that one or the other may be true, but not both. 

That's a false choice that we need to dismiss out of hand. Science and Faith are not in conflict at all! What the unbeliever is really saying is that science is only valid if it helps support their presuppositions of no sovereign creator or law giver. It is indicitave of their ongoing quest to suppress the truth in their unrighteousness.

So what's the Christian response? 

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Something that came to mind last night:  To an unbeliever, Science and God are polar opposites. “You believe in God, while I believe in Science,” is a fairly common claim that they would make. What they are saying is that sci…

Hrmph. I started a project using blogger because of the interconnectivity between it and Google+, since…

Hrmph. I started a project using blogger because of the interconnectivity between it and Google+, since they are both Google products. It seems like my posts aren't carrying over here, even though the setting is pointing this way. I may have to take a longer look at WordPress, since that is the only real advantage of Blogspot. 

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