Truth, Understanding, Insight

John's Notes

Musings on the Word of God in life.


New Heavens and a New Earth

15th Dec 2005, sjh.
2 Peter 3 contains a vivid image about how the heavens and earth will pass away and be burnt up. The focus of the chapter is to demonstrate the reality of it by using the great flood of Genesis as an example of how something similar has already happened. This is a useful reminder, but also the comparison can give some insight into the nature of this destruction and what the new earth will be like. ... More

Santa Claus and Christianity

14th Dec 2005, sjh.
The Christmas festival is a mixture of many traditions and ideas. In recent times the principal figurehead has been Santa Claus, portrayed as a likeable character who has the capability and willingness to give gifts. Parents are encouraged to deceive their children into believing that Santa Claus really exists, but in doing so, are they teaching a false god to their children? ... More