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?
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?
Most decisions that we face have minor significance, but one's decision regarding whether or not to put his or her faith and trust in the person of Jesus Christ bears eternal consequences. As stated in a previous post, the Bible teaches that we were made for eternity. The question is not if we will exist, … Continue reading Eternal Consequences
Psalm 28:9 “And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast … Continue reading Known by God and God by You
Previous Chapter ∗ Gymnastics Videos When we returned home from the beach, I was anxious to get back into the gym. I was now a class I and would have new routines to learn for the upcoming year. The last week in July, our team attended a gymnastics camp in Allentown, Pennsylvania. These trips were always refreshing … Continue reading Eternity in View – Chapter 4 – The Accident
In response to an article by Franklin Graham, in which he laid out a case that true followers of Jesus could not condone same-sex marriage, I commented that followers of Jesus could condone same sex marriage and still be saved, but only at the expense of ignoring portions of God's word. Following this comment, I … Continue reading Same-sex Marriage, the Gospel, and What Does Either Have to Do With the Other