Tag Archives: gospel

Christians and Politics

This is what I’ve been trying to say for weeks now.  I couldn’t say it.  Henry Neufeld can.  Amen, Henry.

“I can’t tell you how much it bothers me to hear the ramblings of groups such as the Family Research Council, which seem to think we can pass laws to improve “morality” in our country. That’s just not the case. God himself gave us the choice to make our own decisions. Which of us is above God?

Donny speaks largely about the pornography industry, but I think we need to get our focus as a church on reaching and healing people, and not so much on making laws. I do fully believe Christians should be involved politically and should live out their Christian principles in their involvement. But as a church we have been given the gospel message and the task of using it to be witnesses and to make disciples.”–Henry Neufeld

Thank, Henry.

Henry blogs at Threads from Henry’s Web .

The False Ending of Mark

This post at The Sound of the Genuine questioned a preacher’s use of the false ending of the Gospel of Mark. I echo his concerns:

Knowing that many scholars view Mark 16:9-20 as a latter addition to the text, would you preach from it and not address the debate? Would you feel comfortable in an exegetical sense using this text as a basis for preaching from Mark?

Check out the dialogue.

UPDATE:

Also see this list of biblical scholars on this subject.