Stop Thinking About Eternal Life

When I hear people talk about eternal life, it puzzles me.  They talk with a far-off look in their eye.  The same kind of longing that Lions fans used to have.  They act all nostalgic.  “Just you wait.  It’s gonna be super!”  What a bunch of maroons!

Jesus came that we might have life, but that wasn’t a distant promise.  Eternal life doesn’t start when your soul leaves earth, it starts when you leave the world behind. Jesus didn’t say “you will begin eternal life when you die” – he said “he who believes has everlasting life” (Jn 6:47)  When Jesus talked about us giving up our life so that we might gain eternal life, he wasn’t talking about us physically dying.  That would have lead to Jonestown-like massacres everywhere Jesus went.  The ending of life he talked about involved forgetting what lies behind (Phil 3:13) and becoming a new creation (2 Cor 5:17)

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So long, Blogger

So long, Blogger.  It’s been real.

Blogger was great while it lasted, but alas, it is time to move on to WordPress.  It may be messy for a few days as I work the bugs out, so be patient.

If you have any suggestions or find any bugs, lay em on me!

Living Among the Rich

If you make $25,000 per year (about $12.50/hr) you are in one of the top 10% richest people in the world!
If you make $35,000 per year, that puts in in the top 5%.
If you make $45,000 per year, you are in top 1.72% richest people in the world!

Check your exact income here:

Considering that most households have more than one income earner, it’s no wonder that the rest of the world think that American’s are (1) incredibly wealthy, and (2) whiners.  And they are right on both counts.

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Cut It Off

Anyone with very much exposure to the bible has heard Jesus’ apparent instruction to cut off your hand or gouge out your eye if it causes you to sin. Jesus was a master of hyperbole. He would often make an extreme exaggeration to get his point across. His point was that we should “cut off” or eliminate anything from our lives that separates us from God. He went so far as to suggest that we cut off parts of our body to make his point – and I’ll bet people listened and remembered!

You and I might say that something weighed a ton, or that you were hungry enough to eat a horse. Neither is true, but it makes the point.

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Facebook is Evil

A friend recently sent my a blog post lamenting the plague that is Facebook.  It is an interesting article, but I do not share her conclusions.  Here is the post: Emotional Immodesty on Facebook

While I agree with many of her observations and concerns, I do not think that Facebook is the great evil she seems to think it is.  I think social networks of all types are merely lenses through which we can see the depravity that already exists.  Read her post, then read my response below.  Let me know what you think.

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