Is Jesus REALLY Our Top Priority? Let’s Assess…

Brethren, our actions speak louder than our words. What consistently comes out of us in the form of our deeds speaks very loudly as to the true condition of our hearts (Mark 7:20-23). When we far more easily find delight and interest in topics other than the Bible and eagerly spend far more time focused on those things than on the Word, let’s not fool ourselves.… Read More Is Jesus REALLY Our Top Priority? Let’s Assess…

The Problem With Calvinism’s Doctrine of Unconditional Election

Any serious student of the Bible is familiar with the numerous warnings found within its pages. We are warned about Satan and his deceptions (1 Pet. 5:8; Eph. 4:27; 6:11; James 4:7). We are warned to avoid sin in order to avoid eternal punishment in hell (Matt. 5:22, 29-30). Christians are warned about the possibility of losing their salvation through unrepentant sin (Heb. 10:26-31). However, if Calvin is correct and God unconditionally elects some of mankind to be saved, then why would any of these warnings be in the Bible? Why would God tell those whom he has already chosen to be unconditionally saved to be on the alert for Satan?… Read More The Problem With Calvinism’s Doctrine of Unconditional Election

Why Did…Does…Jesus Offend People?

This week I’ve written and thought about how Jesus was both a very loving and very direct person.  Was His directness that offended many and prompted the hatred and opposition He and His followers experienced…and still experience today? I would answer in the affirmative…but only so far. There was a deeper reason, and that reason remains foundational to the opposition pure, unadulterated Christianity faces throughout the world today.
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