The heart of Christian theology centres around the person of Jesus Christ. John 3:16 says that if we would confess and believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, died on the cross for our atonement, and rose from the grave, we would be saved. However, before we can begin to defend the truth of the Christian faith we need to first ask if Jesus really was who He and His followers said He was.
If God is omniscient then He knows everything you and I are going to do in the future. But if God knows everything we’re going to do in the future then how are we free to do otherwise? Is there any way we can answer this paradox?
When we talk about putting God first in our lives, what exactly do we mean? Do we seek God first and everything else later?
How does one fall in love with God? What if you don’t feel any emotional bond to Him? Does that mean you aren’t in love with Him or you aren’t a Christian?
One of the leading doctrines of atonement is that Jesus, whilst on the cross, took the wrath of God deserved for us upon Himself. But is this view supported by the context or are we assuming too much?
If humans are responsible for intervening in and preventing evil, does that mean God is equally so? Does divine non-intervention imply that God is either malevolent, impotent, or non-existent?
Have you noticed that I haven’t written a post in over a week? Maybe not. Maybe a week isn’t that long of a break. Even so, I’ve kept pounding my head against the wall forcing myself to get it together and write. Until today. Allow me to share what I learned…..
If we stand and proudly attribute every good thing to the will of God, why do we not attribute the bad also? Is there an inconsistency?
If I were to ask what the worst stumbling block for the Christian faith today is, you may be inclined to point to the modern skeptic. But what is the skeptic challenging, exactly? Maybe the biggest threat to our faith is ourselves?
It’s an unfortunate truth that many of us often have the tendency to jump onto Biblical verses that support a feel-good message while ignoring others that don’t seem to agree. A recent example of this I’ve seen in the church is the Judgement Seat of Christ. What is the Judgement Seat, and how do we reconcile these passages with the doctrine of Atonement?
What is forgiveness and what does it mean in the life of a Christian? It’s one of the most vital parts of Christian love, yet far too many of us abandon it or see it as something it’s not.
Does 1 Corinthians 13:5 contradict Biblical judgment? Does the Bible describe two different Gods? In a way, yes, it does.
Legendary director Martin Scorsese’s latest film, Silence, is both a triumph of filmmaking and a controversial look at the Christian faith. It has seen praise and condemnation by many believers alike. In this article, I’d like to share my thoughts on this wonderful film.
Does Mark 3:9 contradict Acts 13:39 in regards to the unforgivable sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit? The solution to this problem is found by defining the concept of forgiveness in the ancient world.
The theology of the reformation has been a topic of personal study the past few weeks. Calvinism and Arminianism have been pitted against each other numerous times, some I would dare say leaving more confused or bewildered because of it. Both of these doctrines have caused their fair share of fear, awe, uncertainty, and tears, so I shall attempt to hopefully clear a few things up with a series looking at each doctrine of the acronym TULIP along with examining the verses used for and against them. This post will serve as a summary of this series so links will be posted here at the time of completion.
Perseverance of the Saints
Additional verses and passages examined will be included as they are completed.
An important summary of each interpretation of the concept of predestination can be found in Glenn Millar’s article here.