From all of us here at ‘More Than Judas’ we just wanted to thank you for visiting us and welcome you to our little family here. Matt and I were wondering of a good way to kick off our new corner of the internet and we decided that it would be fitting for each of us to just express our hopes for ‘More Than Judas’ and how we pray that it will touch other people.
“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” ~ 2 Corinthians 10:5
Matt McKethan, editor:
“We live in a politically correct world that sounds alarms when contentions are made. Evidence at hand is inconsequential- only a serious allegation is needed, or the right person to be offended. Furthermore, Christian Doctrines are constantly being challenged. Biblical knowledge is lacking in society. Quite often our pastors are just as ill-equipped as the congregation. Consequently, more Christians today are afraid to boldly take a stand for Jesus.
Theology can be difficult. I believe God has given me this passion and depth of knowledge for a reason, and it’s not to keep silent. My hope for MTJ is to help create a Conservative forum for Christ Followers to engage with one another. Moreover, one of the minister’s jobs is to simplify the complicated. And that’s what I intend to do.”
Stephen G. Agnew, editor:
“There’s been a dark cloud hovering over the Church for a couple of centuries now, and it only reflects the pattern that we see in Scripture: Satan perverts what God creates as good and Holy, twisting His words ever so slightly to appear as being true on the surface but who’s roots are steeped in darkness. We see this departure from Scripture in many areas of the Church, but no matter how many different areas are corrupted, they all share a quality in common: The tactic is shrewd, clever, and stealthy.
In some cases Satan takes advantage of the power of our hearts in order to cloud what Scripture says, our desire for love and belonging—to be accepted by those around us. In other ways he has perverted Biblical love to comport with the world’s view of what love is, leading the Church down a road of opposing no affront to Scripture and accepting all manners of living. In other ways Satan calls into question the very foundation of Scripture itself, it’s trust and infallibility, by casting doubt on God’s testimony of his creative hand in bringing the universe into existence. This attack at the foundation of Scripture isn’t benign, but has led many away from their faith in Christ. After all, if you can’t trust what the first book in Scripture says, then how can you trust the rest?
This is what I hope for the science end of More Than Judas, to shine light onto this darkness of corrupting God’s Word and to show that not only can we confidently believe in Scripture, but that the inquisition of man into the Lord’s creative work that we call science consistently supports Scripture. That we don’t need to be afraid of science or choose between science and God, but that science and Scripture mesh wonderfully and that the scientific evidence corroborates what the Lord told us thousands of years ago.
Go forth confidently, knowing that the Lord’s Word is true and never changes with the whims of man.