“For I Know Whom I Have Believed”

One of the most beautiful hymns sung in many churches on Sunday’s is David Whittle’s I Know Whom I Have Believed. Whittle’s first verse reads, “I know not why God’ wondrous grace to me He hath made known, nor why, unworthy, Christ in love redeemed me for His own.” It then leads into the chorus, which basically quotes what Paul wrote to Timothy above. Each succeeding verse expresses Whittle’s admitted lack of knowledge or understanding about various facets of God’s plan to save us or how He works in our lives, but each time he brings us back to the chorus and agrees with Paul in saying, “But I know Whom I have believed…”… Read More “For I Know Whom I Have Believed”

A Very Serious Warning From God

Throughout the entire Bible, you can read of the problem of sin.  Jesus warned, “If anyone does not abide in me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned” (John 15:6).  The writer of Hebrews warned Christians twice of the dangers of falling away from God through evil, unbelieving hearts (Hebrews 3:12) and willful, unrepentant sin that makes Christ’s sacrifice for sins invalid as far as they are concerned (Hebrews 10:26-31).  This is why disciples of Christ must always be looking out that they are truly righteous in the sight of God and have not fallen away from his ways.… Read More A Very Serious Warning From God

Divine Marriage Counseling

Whenever I’m asked to officiate a wedding, it’s something which I consider an honor and privilege to do.  Weddings are always special times to me, because they signal the start of a union and partnership between two people who love each other and are committed to each other for life.  Unfortunately, it seems that more and more marriages are ending in divorce or separation.  It seems that many husbands and wives fail to understand how to live with each other and be patient and considerate of one another.… Read More Divine Marriage Counseling

God Is So Good

Thinking about God’s goodness and His love for you and me prompts me to think of every good thing in my life.  I encourage you to do the same right now.  I think of my family, my wife and my daughters, the love I have for them and the joy they bring into my life.  I think of my home, the roof over my head and the warmth and security it provides my family and me.  We have food on our table every day, jobs which provide us income, schools which teach our children, clothes on our backs.  I also think of God’s love and mercy which prompted His Son to die for you and me and the salvation from hell He freely offers to all.  Yes, James was right when he wrote, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights…” (James 1:17).… Read More God Is So Good

The Idiocy of Bigotry

Should we be surprised at the decay in our culture and the promotion of bigotry when even the idea of God is mocked in favor of the ridiculous notion that mankind is descended from animals?  Consider, perhaps surprisingly for some, Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species.  The original edition was titled, “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection – or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.”  Think about what that title is promoting for a minute.  … Read More The Idiocy of Bigotry