Today, I am going to begin a series of short posts entitled Reflections on Eternity. The other day, I read Psalm 96, and the implications and truths I saw directly correlate with an eternal view of life. I have not been able to get this Psalm off of my mind since, and I am excited … Continue reading Tell of His Salvation
Today, I am going to do something a little different and repost a devotional of John Piper that I read this morning. This reflection fits in with my blog's theme of living with eternity in view. As you read the following article, remember that God created us for eternity. The life that we live on … Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter What Happens to Me
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
Hi all! Most of my recent posts have been of a strict theological and philosophical nature. I would like to take a breather and share on a more personal level before continuing the Jesus Who? series next time. Most nights, I sleep well. But the other night, I awoke before 5:00 AM and couldn't fall … Continue reading Trapped!
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!
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?