We had a great lesson brought to us in our Sunday School class yesterday and I thought that it would be great to share that here. Hopefully I can do it justice going off my notes and my memory. Abraham - who we all know - was promised a son, and after waiting and waiting, … Continue reading Abraham and Obedience
One thing that has always been a big issue in the religious world is confusion; specifically, confusion that leads to disagreements and division. People divide into different denominations, teach different things, worship different ways, etc. - all because people are confused somehow about God's will. So where does this confusion and ignorance come from? Is … Continue reading Confusion
If there's one thing that really confuses me more than anything, it's that people feel like they can say whatever they want to say about what God's will is, how to be saved, how to conduct worship, among many other things. The one thing that especially comes to mind is baptism, and how many religious … Continue reading Religious Authority
The God of Grace and Mercy
With an open conversation about Christianity, salvation, and Christian living, often times we end up hitting on some hard topics. But the thing about Christ is that Christ Himself is the single most positive message humanity has ever received - our God loves us beyond imagination! He gave His own Son to die for our … Continue reading The God of Grace and Mercy
Christian Living – Is Alcohol OK with God?
Alcohol and social drinking is always a hot topic in today's society. In most places in the world, alcohol use and social drinking is widely accepted and often times encouraged. You see it everywhere you go - bars and restaurants, sporting events, liquor stores, even grocery stores. You can't even avoid it at home - … Continue reading Christian Living – Is Alcohol OK with God?
Health and Wealth – The Gospel of Prosperity
There are lots and lots of people out there today who absolutely eat up the message of "The Gospel of Prosperity" - health and wealth preaching. With the popularity of TV evangelists - like Joel Osteen for example - there is in turn this idea that is growing in popularity that people have a right to and … Continue reading Health and Wealth – The Gospel of Prosperity
Know Your Enemy
In sports, there is a high value placed on knowing your opponent. At the professional, college, and even high school level, coaches and players will spend countless hours studying their opponents and game planning in order to prepare for their upcoming events. Similarly, during times of war, leaders and soldiers in the armies involved spend … Continue reading Know Your Enemy
The Sin Problem – The Answer
It has taken me quite some time to really think about how to approach The Answer to The Sin Problem. But I think, as always, it would be best to let the Bible do the talking. Up until this point, I don’t think there are very many people out there who have really had any … Continue reading The Sin Problem – The Answer
The Sin Problem – Judging
If you are following this blog, you should have seen the first post in this series called Recognizing Sin. This is the second part of the series concerning Judging Righteous Judgment. This is going to be a very hard topic for some people. Some people feel very strongly about judging others, for good reason. It … Continue reading The Sin Problem – Judging
It's probably safe to say that most people like the buffet. Otherwise places like Golden Corral or your local Chinese buffet would be out of business. There's a reason these places are so popular - there's something for everyone. Something that is going to fulfill your desires, specifically to eat. But did you know there's … Continue reading Buffet Christianity