I read this article this morning in my daily reading from John Piper's Solid Joys devotional. I found it thought provoking and wanted to share it as we end this tumultuous year. I hope you will find it as interesting as I did. Devotional by John Piperoriginally posted at https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/death-rehearsal You sweep them away as with … Continue reading Death Rehearsal
This post is a follow-up to my article Omnipresence and Free Will. If you have not read that post already, I encourage you to start there before continuing below. In my previous post, I addressed the argument that omnipresence eliminates any possibility of free will. The argument contended that God's presence encompasses every physical particle … Continue reading Omnipresence, Quarks, and Time
Today's post is one that I have been thinking a lot about for the last several weeks, and I'm excited to publish it. It is about the reality of God's omnipresence. God exists everywhere. Does it then follow that every molecule of the physical universe is a part of or extension of God Himself? One … Continue reading Omnipresence and Free Will
This post will wrap up the Jesus Who? series. If you have not been following along, I recommend going back to catch up via the following links (Jesus Who?, Ignorance and God - Part III) Throughout this series, we have discussed Jesus' role as the only source through which anyone receives salvation and eternal life. … Continue reading Ignorance and God – Part IV
This post is a continuation of the Jesus Who? series. If you have not been following along, I recommend going back to catch up via the following links (Jesus Who?, Ignorance and God - Part II) While we cannot fully know the mind of God, we can speculate that a loving God who does not … Continue reading Ignorance and God – Part III
This post is a continuation of the Jesus Who? series. If you have not been following along, I recommend going back to catch up via the following links (Jesus Who?, Ignorance and God - Part I) Because it is impossible to know the mind of God, all I can do here is speak to what … Continue reading Ignorance and God – Part II
Today I will continue with the Jesus Who? series. Last time, in Without Excuse! we saw that every individual is without excuse regarding the knowledge of God and moral responsibility for one's actions, and that no one deserves salvation. So whereas it may be unfortunate, there may be some who have no basis for a … Continue reading Ignorance and God – Part I
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!
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?