I thought Noah was fantastic! Too many Christians have judged it without really seeing it.
And those who have taken the time to see it and still criticize it have not, in my view, seen it closely enough.
As true followers of Jesus, we simply should not be so shallow, judgmental, and old-fashioned. It’s time Christians join the times and be the salt and light God called us to be… Read on
In 1 Peter 2:11-12 Peter encourages believers, “to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul” (v. 11). Sometimes the commands New Testament authors give are easy to agree with, but difficult to follow. How do we successfully resist the strongly felt temptations that come our way? Read on
Some people have taught that to be a Christian, Jesus only has to be your Savior, not your Lord. I am left wondering, if Jesus is not Lord of those people, then who is? I think experience tells us the answer. If no one else is your Lord, than you are lord of your own life. But affirming that Jesus is Lord is not all that God desires. He wants Jesus to actually exercise Lordship over our lives. Unfortunately, although most Christians deny the false teaching that Jesus does not need to be our Lord, they also fall well short of living as though He is. Read on
There is a simple principle I have been repeating lately: if you are headed in a certain direction, eventually you will get there. If I am driving on I-95 North, eventually I will arrive in Richmond, then Washington D.C., then Baltimore, and so on. If I want to go to Atlanta, it is not going to happen unless I turn around and go the other way. Very simple, right? Read on
Hyper-grace teachers frequently emphasize that they do not condone sinful living and that God’s true grace will produce a holy life, and I believe they sincerely mean this. One hyper-grace author even states at the beginning of his book, “We are not propagating immorality, because if we truly believe in God and love Him there will be corresponding works (because faith without works is dead).” Absolutely! Read on
The biblical message of grace is wonderful, glorious and life-transforming. We can’t live without it for one second of our lives. But there is a message being preached today in the name of a new grace reformation, mixing powerful truth with dangerous error. I call it hyper-grace. Read on