The right way to evangelize is a rightly oft-discussed topic but, in hopes of finding the right answer, we’ve made more than a few grievous mistakes along the way. One of the more alarming misunderstandings derives from Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 9:19. Is Paul giving us a licence to compromise in order to save the lost?
They say the Christian life is a life filled with joy. But what about when we don’t feel joy?
In our survey of the divine claims of Jesus Christ, we’ve seen how Jesus referred to Himself with titles that suggested He, in some way, shared the Father’s divine identity. Turning to God’s divine identity as Wisdom will give us further insight into the role Jesus embodied as the Son of God.
When we ponder the divine claims of Christ the one we often pay no mind to is the usage of the name “Abba, Father” for God by Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Could this name give us a profound insight into Jesus’ mission and identity?
In our survey of the divine claims of Jesus recorded throughout the Synoptics and the Gospel of John, we note a rather strange exclusion: nowhere in the Gospel accounts do we see Jesus saying “I Am God.” Is this proof that Jesus did not believe He was God or were His followers simply mistaken?
The heart of Christian theology centers 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?