The Daily Discovery (September 7, 2016)

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How to Become a Saint without the Pope – “On Sunday, September 4th, Pope Francis led in the canonization service that pronounced sainthood upon the well known Catholic figure from recent history—Mother Teresa. With Vatican City pulsating with a crowd that exceeded 120,000, Pope Francis bestowed the highest Roman Catholic honor upon Mother Teresa, in effect, making her Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Did Mother Teresa need Pope Francis’ help in reaching the level of saint? Was this ceremony necessary?”

On the Road to Emmaus: A Response to Andy Stanley’s Sermon “The Bible Told Me So” – “‘Jesus had to die on the cross, this I know, because Jesus told me the Old Testament tells me so.’ Not a catchy tune by any reckoning, but I can imagine two guys on the road to Emmaus singing this song after their encounter with Jesus where he explained to them from Moses and all the prophets that he, in fact, had to die on a cross and be raised from the dead on the third day (Lk 24:13-33). So you might be asking yourself what is the point of having two guys on a road to Emmaus rewrite a beloved children’s song? The point comes from a sermon I heard the other day from Andy Stanley in which he took umbrage with that children’s song for specifically the point of saying that we believe Jesus loves us because the Bible tells us so.”

10 Things You Should Know About Female Submission – “In an earlier post we looked at 10 things all should know about male headship as it is found in Scripture. Today we look at female submission. (1) Submission (Gk., hupotasso) carries the implication of voluntary yieldedness to a recognized authority. Biblical submission is appropriate in several relational spheres: the wife to her husband (Eph. 5:22-24); children to their parents (Eph. 6:1); believers to the elders of the church (Heb. 13:17; 1 Thess. 5:12); citizens to the state (Rom. 13); servants (employees) to their masters (employers) (1 Pt. 2:18); and each believer to every other believer in humble service (Eph. 5:21).”

Six Cliches Christians Could Can (Or at Least Re-think) – “Have you ever noticed we use a lot of expressions without giving much thought to their origin or what they really mean? For example, why do we use the phrase, ‘in a (pretty) pickle’ to mean ‘experiencing a difficult situation’? Here are six cliches we often use as Christians that could stand to be replaced or at least re-thought…”

Black Lives Matter’s agenda is about more than race – “‘Black Lives Matter is a radical social intervention.’ That’s a direct quote from Black Lives Matter’s website. While the media have typically focused on Black Lives Matter’s assertions of societal racism and systemic police brutality, they have largely ignored the movement’s LGBTQ agenda. One of the ‘guiding principles’ of Black Lives Matter states: ‘We are committed to… doing the work required to dismantle cis-gender privilege and uplift Black trans folk…’ Another principle explains: ‘We are committed to fostering a queer-affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking or, rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise.’ Yet Black Lives Matter’s LGBTQ agenda extends far beyond normalizing all permutations of sexuality. Black Lives Matter also advocates redefining the family.”



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“All death can do to the believer is deliver him to Jesus.  It brings us into the eternal presence of our Savior.” – John MacArthur