Sometimes when I'm reading the Bible, a verse I read seems to contradict something I believe. The following verse was one such instance. They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered … Continue reading Did Not Come to Mind- A Biblical Argument for Free Will
Over the previous couple of months, in addition to working on a new book, I have been enjoying the warm summer weather here in Pennsylvania, sitting outside while catching up on some back issues of World and Decision magazines. Much of what I have read is encouraging and thought-provoking. But I can't help feeling disheartened … Continue reading Watch and Pray
We can all relate to the notion of uncertainty. We all face trials and challenges that force us to make decisions that affect our future well-being and livelihood. No one knows the intricate details of his or her life beyond the present. We have desires, goals, and reasonable expectations for the future but no guarantee … Continue reading Uncertainty?
Over this week since the Easter weekend, I have been contemplating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and what it means for us. While Jesus hung on the cross, many of those observing mocked and ridiculed him. “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from … Continue reading Ridiculed, Crucified, but not Defeated
Throughout the history of the United States of America, God has tremendously blessed this nation. From the beginning, the early settlers relied on God to lead them to a land that would provide them with an opportunity for freedom - freedom of religion, freedom from oppression, and freedom to live their lives on their terms … Continue reading Warning
I have heard it said and repeated that each of us has a God-shaped hole that we yearn inwardly to fill. Those who fail to establish and enter into a meaningful relationship with God can never truly experience inner peace and lasting satisfaction. All pleasures and earthly endeavors are temporary and fleeting aside from the … Continue reading God-shaped Hole
An individual's hope of salvation is only by the grace and mercy of God. Once saved, can that individual lose his or her salvation? This issue has been debated frequently throughout the history of Christianity. The answer to this question lies in an understanding of what Jesus did through the cross. We have no hope … Continue reading Once Saved, Always Saved?
We are at the dawn of a new year. Before us, many yet to be answered questions loom on the horizon. Many in this country and around the world have endured difficult trials throughout 2020 and suffered heavy losses of loved ones, jobs, homes, and security that had previously been .taken for granted. We do … Continue reading Courageous
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
Although God is omnipresent throughout the created universe, His essence is something utterly different from His creation. He is an almighty, all-powerful being beyond the capabilities of our minds to even remotely understand or relate to. He created the universe, knowing that we would choose pride and self-exaltation over loving and trusting God and obeying … Continue reading God With Us