I'm Just Saying

Dr. Paul Perkins

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For an author writing is as necessary as breathing. They don't write for money or to court literary fame, but because they believe they have something to say. It matters not that anyone will read or listen, the words must be written, and if in the process someone is blessed -- all the more wonderful

Dr. Perkins has written for a long time, but only recently has sought to publish his work and venture into new genres. He believes in education, finally earning his doctorate at the age of 55. He believes that learning never ends, giving fodder to the imagination and breathing life into the characters on his page. His hope is to continue telling stories for a new generation of readers and aspiring authors.

Dr. Perkins' first novel is "Centurion: From glory to glory", but is not his first book. He has written "Legacy to my sons", "The Lost Shepherd", "The prayer of a transformed life", "The Cost", and a verity of Christian Youth Devotionals. 

Cessation Of Hostilities

Ever since Moses brought the children of Israel out of slavery they have been conquered and persecuted. Some of it has been their fault, especially in biblical times when evil kings disobeyed God and He disciplined them using the strong hand of othere nations. Other times they were caught in the middle of world powers clashing on a strip of land between continents. Of course after being displaced from their country by the Romans in 70 A.D they have been the object of disdain and persecution by almost everyone. 

Being chosen by God has its perks, but it also comes at a price. You become the focus of Satan and his attempt the foster animosity between God's people and the Gentile world.

In Christ that wall of hostility is broken down. In Christ there is a meeting place between those under the law and those outside the law. In Christ peace is available and hostility is replaced with grace. In Christ the law is fulfilled for the Jew. In Christ the gentile is brought under the new law of love.

As a dispensationalist I believe that God has not set Israel aside and that He has something special planned for his chosen people. At the same time God has brought together both Jew and Gentile and made one nation, one people, one witness of His love and grace, because the true Israel are those who have come to the Father by faith in Jesus. 

As we watch world events, with wars and rumors of war, at some point Israel will be a focal point. We should support Israel and encourage her do do the right things, but pray for her to stand firm in opposition as the chosen of God. We should support Israel, not because she is better then anyone else, but because she will be persecuted above all others. 

In the process we should seek justice for all oppressed, help the impoverished of all nations, and share the redeeming love and grace of God with every person who has breath. In doing so we bring peace between the Jew and the Gentile. There is no other way. There are no other options. I'm just saying...

Ephesians 2:14-16