In a large portion of the Christian church the claimed gift of speaking in tongues is held up as being almost supremely important to, and the sign of, a spirit-filled life. I'm going to examine this view today and in coming posts.
Those who insist that we must tithe are regularly citing two Old Testament passages to support their claims. In the first Abraham, they say, gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything he had, long before the law was instituted...
If we are just animals, and "stardust", and nothing more than material objects...trillions of independent atoms moving around in perfect harmony; thinking, planning, singing, writing...why is it that we care or even notice that time is flying by?
We all know (or at least, not long ago we all knew) that a man who thinks he is a fish is probably suffering some kind of mental imbalance, and we say that he's insane. But insanity extends further than just those whose brains are physically sick and damaged
"Oh Lord, why did you ever make humans? Why didn't you just settle for animals, which are far more honorable?