jerry quin
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 10 months and 25 days.

  I have published 11 blogs and 4 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Jul 30 2017 09:34:52am

 I currently live in: United States.
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Struggling with identity crisis
Jerry Quin
published . 5 min read
Deuteronomy 4:6 “Observe therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, when they hear all these statues, shall say: ‘surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what great nation is there that has God so nigh unto them, as the Lord God whensoever we call upon Him? And what great nation is there, that hath statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day.” God’s people are in the midst of an identity crisis. In fact, the holy people have been so since their birth. When God led His people out of the jaws of Egypt, His intention was to shape them into a distinct people, and the instructions they received in the wilderness were the blueprint of this divine......
A royal priesthood part 1
Jerry Quin
published . 4 min read
The story of Nadab and Abihu (Leviticus 10) is the type of story that is often overlooked or avoided in our spiritually hypersensitive times. We have saturated ourselves in the theology of grace so much that we often ignore or disregard these aspects of scripture that demonstrate God’s stern emphasis on our behavior, namely our holiness. Our redemption and salvation is important to God, but what becomes of us is of equal or maybe even greater value to God. Contrary to what many profess, God's purposes extend far beyond just making heaven more crowded. Leviticus 11:45-46 “For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the unswerving things that swarm on the earth. For I am the......
The enemy's greatest weapon
Jerry Quin
published . 2 min read
Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was thrown down, and the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, and his angels were thrown down with him.” We all, to some degree or another have been deceived by the enemy’s schemes. From the beginning, his most effective work on mankind is to twist and bend the Word of God. In the garden, he succeeded in casting doubt in the minds of Adam and Eve, and from then on he has been cloaking his evil deeds in light. We also see this when Jesus is tempted in the desert. Satan twisted the very word of God and plan of God to tempt Jesus. In fact, when we read the story in Matthew chapter, many overlook the fact that Satan uses God’s word to attempt to cause Jesus to stumble: Matthew 4 “And......
Take heed lest you fall
Jerry Quin
published . 4 min read
This week, I read the story in Exodus of the infamous construction of the golden calf. This reading is always a tough pill to swallow and for obvious reasons. To begin with, God’s people made a hasty choice in turning from God, especially after basking in all of the signs and wonders in the days and weeks prior to this event. How quickly they lost faith, especially in the wake of seeing God provide manna, water, deliverance, protection, and shelter. On another level, it was difficult to see such a respectable, godly figure like Aaron buckle under the pressure of the people, allowing and even encouraging their infidelity. This year, though,what really increased the burden of this story is when I took into consideration the conversation that was happening in the previous chapters of......
Blessed are the meek
Jerry Quin
published . 2 min read
Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” In light of all that is happening in this world, this verse really hit home with me because I know that I am one who is prone to surrendering to my emotions, my prejudices, my preferences, my fears, and ultimately my weaknesses. But this not what I am called to be, and certainly not the way I am called to conduct myself. If we are to represent and be heirs in the future kingdom—which this verse suggests—then we must conduct ourselves in the same manner as our King: in meekness. In the Greek, this word “meekness" is described as, “the middle standing between two extremes, getting angry without reason, and not getting angry at all. It is a result of a strong man’s choice to......
On earth as it is in heaven
Jerry Quin
published . 5 min read
When we reflect on the instructions that Jesus models for us concerning prayer, one of the key parts is when He asks for the Father’s kingdom to come and the His will to be done on earth JUST as it is in heaven. How can we truly perform His will upon this earth, if we are uninformed of how His kingdom operates in heaven? Because we are incapable of fully understanding or even accessing heavenly realities, God uses the physical world to provide us a glimpse of how His kingdom operates in heaven. Everything upon this earth is at God’s instructive disposal, and He certainly uses all things: our marriages, our parenting, our circumstances, our vocations, the natural world, etc. Through the scriptures, God has also communicated and continues to communicate kingdom matters to us via......
The return of god's people
Jerry Quin
published . 3 min read
1 Peter 2:9-10 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” The world is descending deeper into darkness with injustice abounding, lawlessness increasing, light becoming darkness and darkness light. In the midst of all that is happening, people are left wondering where is the hope? Where is the light of God? The light will not shine until the people of God collectively rediscover who they are, what their calling is, and to Whom they belong. In the time of the apostles, there was a strong belief that they, too, were near the end. There was a sense of urgency and expectancy, like there seems to be now, for......
Do not be foolish!
Jerry Quin
published . 4 min read
Romans 1:16-17 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘But the righteous man shall live faith.’" This is such a momentous declaration from Paul, the man who experienced such a power conversion into the faith that he now boldly proclaims. The gospel that Paul proclaims here is the core, not only of the New Testament writers, but the entire scriptures. Contrary to what many believe—including myself—God has been working out and communicating the gospel from the beginning of time. The gospel was not conceived in Matthew 1:1, but many generations and centuries before......
The joy of deconstruction
Jerry Quin
published . 6 min read
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” —Romans 12:2 The past four years have been an incredible journey for me and my family. Prior to this time, I attended and worked within the church for most of my life. I was was an avid reader of books and scripture, taught children and adults, led Bible studies, and wrote some of my own curriculum. During this time I feel I developed an adequate understanding of the scriptures and of the will of God. I was always eager and excited to gain new insights and understandings from various theologians and thinkers and pass those understandings on to others. Four years ago, in Africa, God used a......
Now i know you
Jerry Quin
published . 5 min read
Genesis 4:1 “Now the man had relations (knew) his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth…" According to the Hebrew language (Dictionary) this word “Yada” means to know relationally and experientially, personally or by reputation; knowing someone sexually...it especially signifies knowing what to do or think in general, especially with respect to God. One of the most important uses is depicting God’s intimate knowledge of people. There are various ways in which this word is used, but the overall implications is that it has very intimate connotations both in how we know something or someone, and how we are known. In Genesis we see this word being used by God to express His knowledge of Abraham’s heart based on Abraham’s willingness to......
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