Month: January 2013
The church has been blessed with many outstanding historians who maintain high standards of professional integrity. Nevertheless, Christian propaganda is unfortunately, sometimes published. This results in believers who are unwary of past errors they should watch out for and avoid.
Sober-minded Christians are not so much concerned about how well they are liked as they are about rescuing the lost.
I agree with Carl Henry who said, "The spiritually reborn often naÃ¯vely accept all the marginal trappings attaching to their first discovery of the crucified and risen Redeemer."
In one of the communities I have lived in, it grieved me to discover some extreme, fundamentalist groups there using Genesis 9:18-27 as a justification for their racist views.
The practices of the mystery religions give evidence that mankind is aware of a spiritual need, and that they have a confused, muddied, and, innate understanding of some of what is required to satisfy the religious need they feel.
Kids matter to God just as surely as adults do. To minister to them we must be willing to enter their world and speak to them in ways to which they will listen.
Getting the straight story on Charles Finney can be difficult. I believe those who dislike his theology inaccurately dismiss his ministry and I think those who like his revival ministry tend to whitewash his theology.
I am persuaded that Finney's revival ministry was more effective than his theological foes claim and I am convinced his theology was more aberrant than some fans of his ministry try to assert.
"Macho" men who insist on having their way in life's incidental matters and who think it manly to rule over a woman are nothing but childish weaklings.
The flesh has not changed over the centuries and many of God's people still prefer mastery of techniques and manipulation of powers to simple trust in the living God.
Apparently the serpent was so clever that many people still do not catch the subtlety of his deception in Genesis 3!
"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." The key to understanding Romans 8:1 is understanding what Paul meant, not what our friends mean.
If you want to influence people, love them.
Judson Cornwall's Unfeigned Faith was a gem that flew under the radar when it was published in 1981.
As I stood there wiping away my own tears, it dawned on me that this girl showed greater Christian maturity than most adult believers I had known.
Humanity has repeatedly shown its falleness and its need for redemption in Christ. Cultural barbarism and the Newtown shootings are symptoms that reveal this condition. Christmas points toward the cure.