If those people long ago could build a tower for the wrong reasons and succeed until it took an act of God to stop them, what can we accomplish as children of God working for the right reasons? Let’s work together so the work of the Lord can go forward!… Read More My Thoughts on the Tower of Babel
Many believe they can be faithful in the sight of God without following the Bible. Yet when the psalmist had “chosen the way of faithfulness,” he “set (God’s) rules before” him (v. 30). He clung to the Lord’s testimonies (v. 31), ran in the way of His commandments (v. 32), and asked God repeatedly to teach him “the way of your statutes” and give him understanding in order to keep His law (vs. 33-34). We rightly cite Paul’s words in Romans about how faith comes from hearing God’s Word (Rom. 10:17), but Psalms 119 shows us exactly how God wants us to hear His Word and the type of faith He wants it to produce. Christians, are we like the psalmist?… Read More My Thoughts on Psalm 119
If I was told after my conversion that salvation was not only mine, but it would always be mine NO MATTER WHAT, well, that would make it quite easy for me, wouldn’t it? If salvation will always be mine NO MATTER WHAT, why inconvenience myself by trying to do what is right and repent whenever I do wrong?… Read More My Thoughts on “Once Saved, Always Saved”
Some still promote the notion that the saved will dwell for eternity on a literal new earth under literal new heavens. They do so by pointing to several biblical passages which they interpret to teach that there will be a literal new earth in eternity. As we close this series of articles on the “new heavens and a new earth,” l’d like to examine each of the passages which I am aware are used to promote this idea.… Read More My Thoughts on the “New Heavens and a New Earth”: Do Some Bible Passages Point to a Literal New Heavens and New Earth?
Where will the saved spend eternity? In heaven, and there are good reasons why this is true. Consider…… Read More My Thoughts on the “New Heavens and a New Earth”: Where Will The Saved Spend Eternity?
There are those who take Peter literally. After this planet and universe are destroyed, a literally new universe and new planet – new heavens and a new earth – will take their place and the saved will dwell on that new earth. There are others who look at Peter’s words in a figurative sense. They say that the new heavens and a new earth are not meant to be taken literally, but rather are figurative language describing Christians spending eternity in heaven with God. Which view is the correct view?… Read More My Thoughts on the “New Heavens and a New Earth”: Is the Phrase Literal or Figurative?
John the Baptizer found himself preaching to a crowd of people which included some soldiers (Luke 3:1-14). The crowds had been asking the prophet, “What then shall we do?” The soldiers joined in, “And we, what shall we do?” It must be noted that John did not tell them to abandon their profession of soldiering even though he had a clear opportunity to do so if being a soldier was inherently sinful due to their required use of violence in war. Rather, he told them only to “not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages” (Luke 3:14). … Read More My Thoughts on Government and the Taking of Life (2): War
2021 is in the can, and 2022 is upon us. Another year has gone by…which means we are one year closer to eternity. … Read More My Thoughts on the New Year
I love Christmastime because so many in our culture think a lot about Jesus during this time. While the actual holiday of Christmas nor the actual birth date of Jesus are not found in the Bible, nonetheless most of us think about Him and His birth these days. So if you are one who thinks a lot about a little baby in a manger in Bethlehem during this month, I encourage you to take some time to also think about what Gabriel said to Mary that her boy would become. Mary’s son – God’s Son – is currently King of kings and Lord of lords, reigning over His church.… Read More My Thoughts on Luke 1:31-33