We are living in exciting times for the growth of the Church. There is no doubt about that. Large churches are growing all around the United States, adding 1,000s to worship Jesus on Sunday morning. In 2008, an American evangelical denomination reported that 2.5 million decisions were made for Christ. Yet, with all the excitement… Read More What is the Spiritual State of the American Church?
God originally created all things good (Gen. 1:31), but somewhere between the beginning of the world and the fall of man (Gen. 3), sin entered into the world. Where did this sin come from? It originated with that old Serpent, the devil. He was once an angelic creature called Lucifer, until jealously raged in his… Read More What Does the Bible say about Satan and Demons?
Light – Light brings life and growth in the natural world. It’s contrasted with darkness. In Theology, light is a representative of God’s knowledge and presence, and is a helpful reminder of his goodness (John 1:4-5; 12:35-36) to His creation. Physical Birth – Jesus compares physical birth with being born again. This doesn’t mean we reenter our… Read More 5 Physical Realities that Teach Spiritual Truths
Introduction I remember my first seminary class. I had no idea what the professor was blathering about. Every theological term he used was a foreign concept; I thought I was abducted by an alien and sent to another universe. By the end of the semester, I started to grasp half of what the theologian was… Read More 3 Areas of Systematic Theology that will Increase your Bible Knowledge
“Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us (1 Pet. 2:12).” Halloween was originally called All Hallows’ Eve, a pagan holiday when dead ancestors were remembered. This tradition became a cultural phenomenon and… Read More How to Share your Faith on Halloween