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
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
Today I will begin a discussion regarding a biblical worldview and what it looks like to live with eternity in view. We will look at various aspects of God’s character and nature, as well as a few proposed challenges and problems for Christianity and biblical authority. Where this discussion goes will be based on a … Continue reading Worldview Introduction
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