Posts by James

A parasitic relationship

Posted by on Feb 11, 2018 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Moral Argument, Tough Questions | 4 comments

A parasitic relationship

  Not long ago I heard one of my students refer to the unborn as a parasite when as a class, we were discussing the abortion issue. If you were to look up the definition of a parasitic relationship, you would see that a parasite lives off another organism which we call the host, this results in harm or even death of the host. Examples of parasites are tapeworms, fleas, and lice.  A harsh term for the unborn don’t you think? My class was split on this issue and actually wanted a debate on this divisive subject, but it ended up being rather one-sided because on the day we were to hold...

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Throwing off the Shackles of Morality

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Moral Argument | 2 comments

Throwing off the Shackles of Morality

“I learned that all moral judgments are ‘value judgments,’ that all value judgments are subjective, and that none can be proved to be either ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ I even read somewhere that the Chief justice of the United States had written that the American Constitution expressed nothing more than collective value judgments. Believe it or not, I figured out for myself what apparently the Chief Justice couldn’t figure out for himself: that if the rationality of one value judgment was zero, multiplying it by millions would not make it one whit more...

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Planet X

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Planet X

David Meade has written several self-published books and his latest predict catastrophic events that we will experience here on earth due to Planet X. According to the Washington Post, “On Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, a constellation — a sign prophesied in the Book of Revelation — would reveal itself in the skies over Jerusalem, signaling the beginning of the end of the world as we know it. Meade believes that by the end of October, the world may enter what’s called a seven-year tribulation period, a fairly widespread evangelical belief that for seven years, catastrophic events would...

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Can we trust the New Testament?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Historical Argument, Knowing for Sure Blog, Tough Questions | 1 comment

Can we trust the New Testament?

This morning at church my pastor mentioned apologetics multiple times. To me, that topic acts as coffee in my system! He also mentioned some, what he called God questions. One of which was if the New Testament can be trusted. I went home considering writing a post on the topic since I had not done one in a while. Then later this afternoon my daughter Beth shared in a text to me that a friend of her’s was questioning how accurate the bible can be if it was translated so many times through so many different languages. Beth pointed out that it is just one language to English. For example,...

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What does it mean to love as God does?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Tough Questions | 1 comment

What does it mean to love as God does?

I was asked this question not long ago and felt it was a good question to be able to answer because in my life I want to be able to recognize God in me, loving others. In recent months I have begun to realize that loving as Jesus calls us to love is not only painful but can be sacrificial. This is especially true when you love others and they do not love you back. Jesus experienced this when He drew near to Jerusalem. In Luke 19:41 we see He wept for the city and the people within knowing fully they were going to accuse, reject, and crucify Him. He was foretelling the destruction of...

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