Turnstile Salvation

For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy.  1 Corinthians 7:14 The above is one of those verses that can seem cryptic.  In his sermon yesterday, my pastor brought this verse up and it … More Turnstile Salvation

Veracity of the Bible: Scripture Doesn’t Hide the Ugly Truth

Last night, my husband selected the gospel of Matthew as our next book of the Bible for family worship.  Matthew’s gospel begins with the genealogy of Jesus.  As my husband was reading the genealogy, I was struck again by the fact that the Bible does not hide the unflattering truth about the sin of God’s … More Veracity of the Bible: Scripture Doesn’t Hide the Ugly Truth

The narrow gate

The many-few principle is consistently taught throughout the scriptures in regards to salvation.   Jesus tells us in Matthew 22:14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”  In Luke 13:23-24: And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, … More The narrow gate

Eugene Peterson unmasked

If you’ve been around the Evangelical movement in the last 20 years, then you have probably heard of Eugene Peterson.  He is the author of the Bible paraphrase: The Message.  The problems with this paraphrase are myriad, but that hasn’t stopped Christians from using it, adulating it, and sadly, holding it up as a replacement … More Eugene Peterson unmasked