About This Blog
The goal of this blog is to present God through the Bible as He really is and not what the majority of men present Him to be. This will be done by highlighting what occurs today in Churchianity, as well as present what the Biblical standards for true Christianity are. What will be written will hopefully be what people need to read, not what serves the appetites of the hearers (2 Timothy 4:2-4) or the appetite of the writer.
Why “Society of Phineas”?
See this for an explanation of why this blog was named Society of Phineas.
Why do I use the King James version of the Bible?
Part of the problem with the way things are today compared to many years ago is that many more people have sought to make money by producing religious material. Most notable are the so-called “modern” translations of Scripture. In connection with the drive to make money, copyrights exist on these modern versions of Scripture which include conditions on how those Scriptures get used. Most aren’t aware of those conditions because they haven’t researched the copyrights in terms of creating content. The problem, of course, is what happens if you don’t tow the line on these conditions or the copyright holder just happens to get offended. Hence the King James Version as it is in the public domain, and therefore free to quote as much as required.
I am generally very free with comments in terms of what I allow and what I don’t allow. Agree or disagree, I welcome seeing them. Common sense should dictate that I will deal with any comments that are not constructive in some way (for instance disruptive) or are a poor reflection upon God or Christianity (for instance blasphemy, or proselytizing other religions).
I have a specific set of biases, as do most people. These will come out in the course of the posts here.
1. Salvation only comes from full discipleship in the Lord Jesus Christ. This involves putting Jesus’ words into practice by faith in the fear of the Lord and not good words, flattery, and intentions.
2. Absolute truth exists, and the Bible represents fully absolute truth.
3. Salvation can not be obtained by the works of men, either before or after acceptance. My thoughts and my deeds are what caused me (as well as all men) to need salvation. Therefore, the deeds, thoughts and creations of men will not sanctify me anymore than they justify me.
Since I’ve started doing book reviews, I thought I should relay the conditions I’ve done them under. Every book I bring up in a book review or other conditions are ones that I’ve come across in my personal travels. I’ve been paid nothing to do them (and plan on keeping it that way in the near future), and in most cases have purchased the books myself. While my intention is always to relay my honest impressions, there are no interests talking in my ear trying to dictate a particular outcome.
The form below will reach my e-mail. Note that I reserve to make any communications I receive via e-mail public at my own discretion. Normally I would hope to not do this, but there are certain elements that might try to e-mail me who would better be revealed publicly (after all sin loves the darkness).