Last week, I had an interesting conversation with a friend on Facebook. Both of us noticed many churches use the identifiable slogan, “faith alone in Christ alone.” But what exactly does that mean? And is it biblical? My friend argued that simply because some groups summarize their position with a recognizable slogan does not mean… Read More Is Faith Alone in Christ Alone Biblical?
“Good and upright is the Lord.” – Psalm 25:8 Why does a loving God allow human suffering and evil? If God is all-powerful, doesn’t he have the ability to prevent it? If the Creator truly cares, wouldn’t he bring peace upon this earth? What is the purpose of suffering, if any at all? These are… Read More Why Does a Good God Allow Human Suffering?
“To separate God’s law from grace is to misapply both law and grace.” Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness (1 John 3:4). For all have sinned and stand condemned before God (Rom. 3:23). The wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23). Thus, all deserve God’s wrath for breaking His law.… Read More God’s Law and Grace Are Harmonious
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on… Read More Dear Church, Love Always Triumphs Over Hate.
Substitutionary atonement is the sacrifice Christ made for the sins of the whole world (Jn.3:16). Those who repent and put their faith in Christ alone for salvation (Eph. 2:8-9) will receive the righteousness of Christ. The righteousness of Christ is imputed or given to believers. “God made him who had no sin to be sin… Read More Lent Reminds us of the Real Revolutionary
There’s a story about Martin Luther, a German monk, priest, and important figure to the birth of the Protestant Reformation in 1517. When he was traveling through a terrible thunderstorm, a lightning strike nearly killed him. He cried out a vow to God that if he survived he would live as a monk. And so… Read More Martin Luther’s Conversion Experience
“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing (1 Peter 3:9-10).” Warren Wiersbe, an American Pastor, once said: “As Christians we can live on one of three levels. We can return evil for… Read More Bless And Love Your Enemies Like Jesus Did