Certainty of salvation is one characteristic of Christianity that distinguishes it from all of the other false religions of the world. In every other man-made religion, an individual cannot be certain that they will be accepted by their god, or receive eternal life, or admittance into paradise or heaven. The One True God, the God … More Sealed by God
One of my least favorite aspects of being a parent is having to discipline. It is not fun, but it is necessary. I want my children to have self control, integrity, honesty, and obedient hearts. As they have grown up, when they have crossed one of these lines, it has been necessary for my husband … More The Loving Act of Discipline
Earlier this week, I wrote an essay explaining what the Gospel is. Today, I want to talk about the “gospel” of felt needs verses the biblical Gospel of repentance. Weather it be social media, Christian websites/blogs, radio/video programs, or local church settings I have attended or visited in the past, I hear an inordinate amount … More Felt Needs Vs. Repentance
One of God’s attributes that sets Him apart from his creation is His Holiness. This concept of holiness, and God’s expectation that His people also emanate holiness has been turning over in my mind the last several weeks. The ‘Got Questions’ site explains God’s Holiness this way: Another way to say it is absolute perfection. … More Confusing Holiness With Legalism
I have noticed more and more the word ‘Gospel’ being substituted for other words and concepts, or attached to individuals pet causes to try and give them some kind of authoritative weightiness. Phrases like “let’s BE the gospel to people” or “let’s live out the gospel”. The gospel is not an action we take. Its … More What Is The Gospel?
We built our home on a plateau. For years it had been a relatively uninhabited prairie that was primarily used as farm land. Then the local housing boom of 2004 began and aging farmers who were ready to retire sold to developers. The land was great for raising crops, but for laying foundations of concrete, … More Building On A False Foundation
Every so often, it comes in to fashion to claim one has visited heaven or had an angelic encounter. Just a couple of years ago we were in this cycle again with books like Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo, The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin Malarky (which the author later retracted … More Scripture Vs. Modern First Person Accounts of Angels and Heaven