Christianity rests upon a foundation made up of three major pillars: God, the Bible, and Jesus. In that order. The first pillar is the fact that there is a God. There is a creator of this universe, one who sustains our lives. He will be our future judge someday. The second pillar of Christianity is … Continue reading The Bible’s Inspiration
We will start with this basic question, What is Christianity all about? Christianity rests upon a foundation made up of three major pillars: God, the Bible, and Jesus. In that order. Before you believe in Jesus, you first have to believe the Bible is God’s word. Before you believe in the Bible, you first have … Continue reading God’s Existence
If you were to die today would you, without a doubt, go to Heaven? If you would, then how do you know? If not, then would you like to? The Bible is a very large book but it can be condensed into the simple message of John 3:16, [Jhn 3:16 ESV] For God so loved … Continue reading Are You Going To Heaven?
When I study a book of the Bible I have a systematic approach. I go through steps to help me understand the content. You don’t have to do these, but I like to be as diligent as I can be in approaching God’s word. I have a mnemonic to help me remember them, Faithful Men … Continue reading Approach to 1 John
1 John is all about eternal security, knowing you have eternal life, knowing you are saved. It is written to Christians to help us know we are safely in God’s grace. John will give us several indications for us. He gives indications we are saved and indication we may not be saved. This is not … Continue reading Indications of Life in 1 John
Against legalism My wife has a habit of feeling like she is not a good wife. Especially since she has started working part-time, she feels guilty that she does not cook for me often or clean the house as often. She always says, “I’m not a good wife.” Every time, probably twice a month, I … Continue reading Against Legalism, a precursor to 1 John 2:3-6
I was reading Hebrews 11 at some point in the past month and a portion of that passage stood out to me. Hebrews 11 is about faith. It gives a list of people who had faith in this world. Their faith led to obedience to God despite the reaction of the world. Many of these … Continue reading Of Whom The World Was Not Worthy
God’s word soothes the contentious heart of mankind. His Truth sets us free from the toxic sin that festers in our hearts--the hate, the greed, the grudges. God’s Truth is more than a simple truth, a simple statement of reality like, “The sky is blue.” The Truth pricks our hearts like a vaccine in our … Continue reading Homesick Language