The Gospel in 5 Words and 5 Verses

Creation "Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." - Genesis 1:26 Sin "For the... Continue Reading →

Why Does a Good God Allow Human Suffering?

"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... Continue Reading →

Dear Church, Love Always Triumphs Over Hate.

“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... Continue Reading →

Slaying the Dragon: How to Counsel Porn Addicts with Grace

Case Study: Let's say your friend, whose name we will call Erik, admits to you his need for help in the area of porn addiction. He discovered it on a trip out of town when some of his friends showed it to him on their phones. Since then, Erik has frequently looked at pornography. The... Continue Reading →

Martin Luther’s Conversion Experience

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... Continue Reading →

Can Secular Psychology and Biblical Counseling Find Common Ground?

Common grace is the blessing God bestows upon every created being, both the saved and the unsaved. Examples of common grace include the beauty of nature, intellectual discovery, moral accountability, relationship building, and physical health.[1] In this paper, I will explain whether secular Psychologists use common grace to properly diagnose the human condition or oppose... Continue Reading →

The Power of Christianity is Found in a Person

"And because of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, so that, as it is written, Let the one who boats, boast in the Lord ( 1 Cor. 1:30)." I lived in the beautiful city of Louisville, Kentucky for three years of my life, studying at Southern... Continue Reading →

Good versus Bad Spiritual Leadership

I had an Atheist friend who once asked, "How can you objectively determine whether a spiritual leader is following God or not? First, I would start off by saying the Bible warns us of people who will misuse the Scripture and distort it for their own selfish gain. For instance, Matthew 7:15 says, "Watch out... Continue Reading →

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