What you believe about a person effects how you relate to them. If you believe a person to be full of integrity, you will not have a problem trusting things into their hands. If you believe someone to be a liar, you will not act based on the information they give to you. If you … Continue reading What Do You Believe About Jesus Christ?
When you look at the prayers recorded in the Old and New Testaments, you realize that many prayers are directed to God the Father, not God the Son or God the Holy Spirit. In fact, there are no examples in Scripture of prayer being offered to the Holy Spirit, and there are very few indications … Continue reading Should We Pray to Jesus and the Holy Spirit?
I have a desire to write about prayer in order that others may grow in this all-important area of the Christian life. I am writing this now with very little planning concerning the structure of the article, so it may seem disorganized. This is not a formal introduction and structured teaching of prayer, but I … Continue reading A Brief Writing on Prayer
Not long ago, I wrote an article giving some principles for effective Bible study. Here, I want to give some actual methods and processes you can use to understand the Bible in a more comprehensive way. These methods work if you take the time and put in the effort to use them. There are some … Continue reading Exegesis
"The God who made this universe, if it was created by God, is quite clearly a maniac." - Stephen Fry It is likely that you have thought or spoken something similar to the idea expressed by Stephen Fry in the quote above. How a good and loving God can allow evil is a question that … Continue reading Theodicy
If people spent as much time studying the Bible as they do enjoying their hobbies, then everyone would be able to adequately teach the Scriptures. Just think if people enjoyed the Bible as much as watching their favorite sport, or building and completing their favorite project, or whatever it is that your favorite hobby is. … Continue reading Principles for Bible Study
Recently I was asked to lead a Bible study on the doctrine of predestination. One of the questions that always comes up when people think deeply about this doctrine is how God's sovereign plan and selection of people to be saved relates to human free will and responsibility. The nature of free will, justice, personhood, … Continue reading God’s Providence and Free Will
It is night and I felt a desire to write about our reward that we have in our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. I do not often write rhymes or lyrics and have never really studied such things in detail. I wrote this because I was thinking about how utterly transforming the gospel is … Continue reading Treasure
If the only way to be saved is through Jesus Christ, and the only way to believe in Him is by hearing about Him, then what should be said about the many people who have no access to the gospel? Wouldn’t God be unjust to send them to Hell if they never had the opportunity … Continue reading What About Those Who Have Never Heard the Gospel?
I had to write this relatively quickly and it may seem disorganized and perhaps difficult to understand (though hopefully not). I apologize beforehand. The Biblical History and Evaluation of Pride The Bible directly and repeatedly exposes and condemns pride. Pride, I would argue (and many others would as well), is present in every sin. Sin … Continue reading A Brief Writing on Pride