Spirit of God

The Spirit’s To-Do List

“[The Spirit of God] will convict the world concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment.” I wonder how many believers, when they read the book of John, skim right past this powerful statement.  Let’s take a closer look. The words above in bold are defined below: convict: 1651 elégxō – to convince with solid, compelling evidence world: 2889 kósmos  – an “ordered system,” the universe…

144,000 Dead People

“Translation is very much like copying paintings.” – Boris Pasternack If a painter were to copy another painter’s work, one would expect to see a bowl of apples in the copy where the original painting displays a bowl of apples.  If the copying artist were to paint an orange among…

Test everything, hold on to what is good.

Recently I placed a comment on my Facebook status pointing out that I have a new blog, and I would like to include a list of websites.  Then something happened that I did not expect to happen, something that made the remnants of legalism (that’s church-speak for spiritual-police behavior) in…

Spiritual Bottleneck

Teaching to Learn A baby practices babbling in order to learn speech; a toddler practices falling in order to learn walking; a child learns to become a grown up by playing pretend at the grown up life; and it has been said that the writer learns to write by writing.…