Tag: Eric Edwards
“Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day” (Psalm 25:4).
A recent study by Barna Group showed that six out of every ten young adults hold and believe in an individualistic approach to morality. Simply stated, morality is a personal choice, entirely a matter of individual decision. Moral rights and wrongs are essentially matters of individual opinions in the view of today’s millennials.
Young adults today are consistently bombarded with a cultural stigma of defining morality, moral beliefs, and moral reasoning. They are demanded at times to defend or debunk sources of rights and wrongs and are often berated if that view doesn’t fit what is considered to be in the boundaries of social norms. As a result, whenever we begin to discuss moral issues … Read More »
”For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17).
Where does joy live? The verse above is given in the context of a statement and also as a promise. For Paul is declaring whenever you begin to understand the Kingdom, these things will follow that understanding. Before it is possible to understand the benefits of the kingdom, you first have to understand the defining factors of it.
At the time Paul was addressing the Roman church, the common Jewish custom of the day would be to exclude certain meats and drinks from their diet for religious purposes. However, Paul was declaring the kingdom of God would be different. The kingdom of God would come in greater fulfillment of Old Testament ritualistic ceremonies and customs and would shatter the expectations … Read More »