Archive for January, 2008

A while back I’d posed the question here on this blog of whether there was or had been a purely scriptural critique of full (hyper) preterism. I was looking for a rebuttal strictly from the Bible, not based on creedal tradition, which most responses seem to start with. At the same time, I submitted the […]

Mephistopheles and the Kingdom of God

Posted: 29th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’ve long been a proponent of the image of Satan as Mephistopheles, that is, the spirit of negation, a demonic character incapable of his own creative acts, but who instead parodies and mimics and distorts the creative work of God and the lives of men. It gives credence to God as the sole Creator and […]

Amillennialism vs. Post-millennialism

Posted: 29th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’m in a state of going back and forth on whether things get better or worse for the Church here on Earth before “the end” (assuming full preterism is not correct and we’re not already past the end, which is a whole different issue). Post-millennialism sees the future as the golden age of the Church, […]

Riddlebarger: The Man of Sin

Posted: 28th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’ve finished reading Kim Riddlebarger’s latest book, The Man of Sin: Uncovering the Truth About the Antichrist (2006), with mixed feelings. Riddlebarger’s earlier book, A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times (2003), contributed greatly to my current understanding of eschatology and while he does not share my sympathy for the preterist position (see below), […]

Hymn #365

Posted: 26th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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A minister was completing a Temperance sermon. With great emphasis he said, “If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and pour it into the river.” With even greater emphasis he said, “And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d take it and pour it into the river.” […]

Moving (really) big rocks…

Posted: 25th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Check out this video on how the massive rocks of Stonehenge, Easter Island and probably the Pyramids might have been moved without any mechanical tools and far fewer people than previously imagined. Wally Wallington has demonstrated that he can lift a Stonehenge-sized pillar weighing 22,000 lbs and moved a barn over 300 ft. What makes […]

Happy Birthday, Ben!

Posted: 24th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Ben is two years old today and is the living definition of “toddler”! [tags=01242008] A few days ago, we had a joint birthday party for Sam and Ben. The theme was racing/monster trucks and Cindy outdid herself with the cake — donuts for wheels! Lots of activities, including truck racing downstairs with a NASCAR soundtrack […]

Haunting heresies

Posted: 24th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Graham Old of Leaving M√ľnster made a post a week or so ago about “Heresies that Haunt me” in which he outlines some of the non-traditional, even heretical, ideas or beliefs about God and Christianity that he’s flirted with over the years. The post has spawned 50+ comments with some predictable mentions, but also good […]

This blog is His!

Posted: 24th January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In my typical clueless fashion, the fact that my blog’s name forms the acronym “H.I.S.” totally escaped me until yesterday. Go figure…

Feeling worship

Posted: 23rd January 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Lingamish continues thinking about worship styles, asking a great question: Is it OK to enjoy the feeling of a worship song? He notes that we are commanded to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, which should leave the door open for an honest emotional reaction to worship through […]