Friday, May 12, 2006

Why Don't You Tell Me What You Really Feel?

I try to be an honest person. But sometimes I find myself in a quandary. Which is better?
1. being honest and saying and doing all the bad things that you feel, or
2. being dishonest and saying and doing all the good things you don't feel?

In other words, is it being hypocritical or is it just old fashioned self-control to do or say the right thing when you feel like doing or saying the wrong thing?

The Bible says, "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." Or to put it in a more modern translation, "For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of." If that is true, maybe my attempts to "do right even if I don't feel like it" aren't even possible. The evil in my heart will come out even if I try to stop it.

Obviously, the ideal situation is to have a perfect, sinless heart. Then one would always be assured that their words and their actions were good, right, and sinless.

Is that ever going to happen?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Is dot ex ex ex a Good Idea or Not?

If I were still posting over at Zeal For Truth, I'd start a topic in the Current Events section to discuss whether or not it is a good idea for the ICANN's (Internet Corporation on Assigned Names and Numbers) to set up a domain name especially for pornography. In some ways it sounds like setting aside a park in Amsterdam just for heroin addicts. In other ways, it might make it easier for people to avoid porn if they want to (or want their children to). The technically saavy--though not necessarily strictly conservative--believers there might have some insight into this topic.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


I've had to apologize to so many people for so many reasons lately, I'm getting really good at it. :-/

Whether or not my apologies are accepted is something I can't control.

I had thought about typing out the Four A's of an Apology. Then I remembered I had already blogged about that topic a while back. Here's the list, now with a fifth A:

Acknowledge the facts of the sin.
Admit it was wrong.
Ask forgiveness.
Accept responsibility for the consequences.

Sigh. None of that is easy. But this is one area where scripture has a lot to say that is relevant, no passage more so than I John 1:9:
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.