Last time in the Jesus Who? series, we saw that salvation is found only through a relationship with Jesus. So if salvation is through Christ alone by grace, what about those who have never heard the name of Jesus? The answer to this dilemma is found in the knowledge and sovereignty of God. God knows … Continue reading Without Excuse!
Each day, the YouVersion Bible app displays a verse of the day on my phone. Yesterday's verse was Deuteronomy 6:5. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. (Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV) Throughout the day, I began thinking about the way that we … Continue reading Love God
Today, I will begin a short series dealing with the person and work of Jesus regarding salvation. Throughout the entire timeline of human history, there are doubtless many who have never heard the name of Jesus. What is their fate? At the end of their lives, will they face an eternity in hell? Or will … Continue reading Jesus Who?
Depending on the angle from which you look at it, the question of merit based salvation takes on various forms. One might question whether his or her good deeds outweigh the bad. Will that individual be saved? What about the person who dedicates his or her life to charity or societal betterment? And is there … Continue reading Can You Earn Your Way to Heaven?
Last time, we looked at the presence of evil in the world and the ultimate solution found in Christ Jesus. We will now look at the amount of wickedness and types of disasters that we observe in the world around us. Critics argue that God commanded or condoned murders and killing, not just of wicked … Continue reading Do God and the Bible Condone Evil? – Part II
There's no better day than Easter Sunday to reflect on what God has done for us through Christ Jesus. Especially this year, all that is going on around the world as we fight against an enemy that is invisible to the naked eye reminds us that there is next to nothing that we can take … Continue reading All That We Ever Need
I have heard opponents of Christianity and Biblical authority claim that they cannot love a god who condones or commands such things as murder, slavery, genocide, infanticide, patricide, rape, and pillaging, as they say is taught in the Bible. Others, in defense of Christianity, state that the aforementioned atrocities occurred in the Old Testament and … Continue reading Do God and the Bible Condone Evil? – Part I
Today I will begin a discussion on the goodness of God. We will first deal with the issue of hell and its association with God. Next time we will address the topic of evil as regards God's interaction within and direct control over His created world. I have heard assertions that a good God could … Continue reading Can a Good God Send People to Hell?