Saturday, 21 December 2013

The First Doctor

This Wednesday many of you will be eagerly looking forward to an exciting event because it is an event that only happens once a year. A story about a man that came, not of this earth, but from the heavens, to save mankind from peril. A man who died and was resurrected into a form not recognised by his followers. A man who came to heal the world from evil and give us all a unity and hope for the future.

Yes. That’s right. We’ll see the airing of the New Doctor Who Special this Wednesday…

But it’s also the day we celebrate the birth of the First Doctor. The one that came to heal the world. To fix the peril, not from an alien robot, or a weeping angel, but from mankind itself. From our disobedience that resulted in sin. He came into a world that was suffering, and still is suffering, to fulfil the prophecy of a saviour. He literally healed the sick, like a doctor in the conventional sense of the term, but he didn't use bandages or syringes. He didn't even use a sonic screwdriver.

He just used faith.

And the reason he did it was not even to heal their illnesses, but to demonstrate to mankind the power of faith. He taught us that even a really tiny mustard seed of faith is enough to move mountains. Faith has more power than any TARDIS can handle. No amount of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff can match it’s awesome power. Faith in Him and His Father leads to power that truly transcends time and space. The Father knows what you ask of Him even before you say it.

He is the true Time Lord.

The first doctor didn't need to save mankind every year, from the latest peril, from the latest attack of alien threat. Not from the Starship Titanic crash landing into Buckingham Palace. 

He did it once on a cross. It is finished.

He used His body, He gave it to us as a gift. He let Himself be sacrificed. His blood was spilled to wash away our sins. Through this covenant He has given us the gift of eternal life.

Every tree has His special gift waiting for you. All you need to do is use the power of faith to unwrap it. Believe in Him, confess your faith in Him, repent from and turn away from your sin and you can have this free gift too.

The First Doctor, the true Time Lord is Jesus Christ. I thank God that we have His birthday to celebrate this Wednesday. While I certainly enjoy the entertainment we get to watch, I truly hope and pray that anyone reading this will have so much more excitement for His coming than for the fiction that airs on television this week.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Duck Dynasty Shock!

I’ve seen all these Facebook updates over the last few days for this Duck Dynasty show and what Phil said about his beliefs. I know nothing about the show or the characters in it so I feel I can make an informed opinion on the subject. I think that most people are really missing the point. This Phil character specifically condemns beastality as a sin. That’s just wrong and flies in the face of what real Christians believe. Zoosexuals (yes it is a term according to Wikipedia) have been fighting for years to gain acceptance for their sexuality. It’s not their fault they were born that way! The Freaks, Furries, and Weirdos alliance (furries are a real thing) gain no media attention at all and that speaks volumes on how much prejudice and hatred there is for zoosexuals and zoosexual rights. This sort of hate speech much stop. Jesus never said anything that specifically condemned beastiality therefore it must be okay. After all we’re just animals that evolved from primates, or maybe a primate and a pig, and most of Genesis is just make believe so why can’t we have sex with animals? I’m glad there have been a few cases in America recently where zoosexual marriage has taken place, but this doesn't go far enough. It’s shocking and wrong that this is how most Christians are perceived. It damages our reputation and doesn't show off the blind love that Jesus has for us. I hope this offends all of you because this change really needs to be made. Stop the hate!