The Gospel According to Judas Iscariot

Matthew 27:3-10 My name is Judas Iscariot, and I betrayed my Lord. It really had nothing to do with avarice or greed. The money was fine, don’t get me wrong, but that isn’t why I turned him in to the authorities. I simply did what they couldn’t. I wanted to force Jesus’ hand, so heContinue reading “The Gospel According to Judas Iscariot”

Quarantined, for His Purposes

Quarantines are a real possibility, even in this day. A quarantine is imposed when disease is contagious enough that it would harm a society: Measles, Smallpox, and the recent COVID-19 are just a few physical diseases where isolation must be imposed. It can be severe— an epidemic, with desperate consequences if not adhered to; inContinue reading “Quarantined, for His Purposes”

Assurance of Salvation for the Mentally Ill

  ”So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs.” RomansContinue reading “Assurance of Salvation for the Mentally Ill”

Doctor’s Orders

  “And hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 I am convinced that as strugglers, who just happen to be believers, that there is a deep truth we must understand. InContinue reading “Doctor’s Orders”