Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Jim Peoples
Yes...I do play the trumpet.
Yes...I do play the trumpet.
About
Jim's posts

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Three Doctors from San Francisco Comic Con 2016 #doctorwho #sanfranciscocomiccon
Photo

Unless the Lord had been my help,
My soul would soon have settled in silence.
If I say, “My foot slips,”
Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.
In the multitude of my anxieties within me,

Psalm 94:17-19

Post has attachment
Photo

Post has attachment
Here's a selfie of me with all my interns. Obviously, we don't hire seals.
Photo

Post has attachment
Sifting Through Memories
We were sitting in the boat together about 100 yards from the shore.  Dawn was just poking it's head up over the mountains and the only thing to be heard was the chirping of the crickets among the rocks.  In my mind we were fishing.  It was a good setting a...

Post has attachment
Thinking about Dad

Post has attachment

Post has shared content
Good analysis. Just because Jesus didn't speak against a sin specifically doesn't mean that it's permissible. Thank you David Kowalski.
" But Jesus Never Said Anything About..."

The above saying is usually a red flag that someone is defending behavior specifically forbidden by name in other parts of the New Testament by asserting a silence on the matter in the four Gospels. There are two, fundamental flaws with this tactic, however. First, Jesus does, in effect, speak to the issues under consideration if he draws boundaries around acceptable conduct in that category. Everything outside of the acceptable boundaries is, therefore, to be considered wrong even if they are not explicitly named.

In the Gospels, room is not taken to enumerate every possible violation of God's moral commands. Thus, for example, Jesus never specifically mentions many things such as embezzlement, spitting in people's faces, kidnapping, bestiality, child molestation, or homosexuality; but He does so define proper living in the categories within which those behaviors fall as to exclude each of those behaviors as moral.

Secondly, the Gospels are not more inspired than the rest of the New Testament. Yes, the Gospels record the words of Jesus but those records are mediated through inspired, human writers just as the rest of the Bible is. To say we can disregard plain teaching in the epistles if that teaching is not explicitly found in the Gospels is a bit like saying that employees can disregard established, absolute, company policies handed down in a conference room once they leave that room and go to another. What is established as absolute, universal, company policy applies to the company's entire facility even if it is specifically addressed by name in only one room.

The idea that something clearly forbidden in explicit terms in the epistles is a concept that can be ignored if the behavior is not specified by name in some other part of the New Testament is to denigrate the epistles as less than inspired -- which is a clearly non-Christian view of Scripture. "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:1)
Photo

Post has attachment
The Eagle Scout
   I know a man who spent his life obeying the Boy Scout law and following its creed.    We were walking down that wilderness trail together when I was young.  It was a gorgeous day.  Beautiful!  Trees and bushes and rocks aligned the path on both sides. Th...
Wait while more posts are being loaded