If you have the desire to do something, and the ability to do it, and the opportunity to do it, but it destroys you in the end, you are not entirely free — not free indeed — when you do it. Only Christians are genuinely free. Continue reading
God created us for an eternal relationship with Him. That relationship begins when we accept Jesus' death and resurrection as the complete payment for our debt to God because of sin. But it does not end there. God wants us to know Him personally in an individually intimate way. He wants to interact with us … Continue reading Developing Relationship
What does your morning routine entail when you get up and get ready for the day? You pick out a desirable set of clothes. You fix your hair just right. Some of you put on makeup and pick out jewelry. Some people spend a lot of time in front of a mirror each day. Others … Continue reading What do you look like?
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
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!
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?
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