On this Father's Day, God placed before my eyes a passage in Matthew, leading up to the birth of Jesus, where Joseph learned that Mary was pregnant (Matthew 1:18-23). I couldn't help wondering what it was like for him at that time. I can only imagine the range of emotions that flooded his mind and … Continue reading Pondering a Father
Today's post is one that I have been thinking a lot about for the last several weeks, and I'm excited to publish it. It is about the reality of God's omnipresence. God exists everywhere. Does it then follow that every molecule of the physical universe is a part of or extension of God Himself? One … Continue reading Omnipresence and 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
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
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?
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
Because God is a just god, his morality requires that all sin receive its due punishment, which is death, the consequence resulting from separation from God (Romans 3:10-12,23, Romans 6:23). But not wanting anyone to die, God planned right from the beginning to provide the means of salvation for anyone who chooses to accept it. … Continue reading God Extends a Lifeline
Throughout each day, we are faced with choices such as "What am I going to eat?", "What am I going to do?", "Where am I going to go?", and "With whom am I going to interact?". Many of the choices we face are minor in significance, while others, such as "Where am I going to … Continue reading Do We Have Free Will?
While it is impossible for our finite minds to fully comprehend an infinite God, the Bible gives us a good picture of His nature, and the natural world displays His Glory (Psalm 19:1). God is not a part of the physical universe, had no beginning, and will have no end. He exists infinitely outside of … Continue reading A Relatable God