• Many today live as though they will never come before God in judgment. But Jesus said, "Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." (Matthew 24:44) In the same context, he divulges that "concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even [more]

    Categories: God the Father, JudgementTags: , , , Last Updated: July 27th, 2021
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  • God's irresistible grace, also referred to as the 'effectual call' in the Westminster Confession of Faith. It is probably better known as "irresistible grace" as it represents the "I" in "TULIP" - a broader collection of doctrines ascribed to John Calvin (even though he existed long before the acronym). This doctrine of irresistible grace [more]

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  • The Roman soldier's gladius was a double-edged sword used for stabbing and slashing. It was highly effective in its day. The metaphor describing God's word as a double-edged sword is made several times in Scripture. Some references are explicit, others implied, but all together they show something about God's word that's poignant. [more]

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  • The seal of God or 'God's seal' is a term that comes up enough in Scripture to take note. In fact, based on much of the published material about God's seal, there is too often only one instance that seems to be taken as the primary or default passage. Unfortunately, forming an opinion (or worse, [more]

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  • Understanding the kingdom of God and its characteristics is fundamental to understanding much of God's revealed word. How and what one understands the kingdom of God to be will impact their understanding of such monumental events as Jesus coming to earth, His promised return and the final judgment! First published in 1896, Leo Tolstoy [more]

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  • Whether or not the Bible is God's complete revelation has profound implications on Christianity today. If the Bible isn't the complete revelation of God, then the door remains open to "other" revelation. If the Bible is not the complete revelation, then it must require other scriptural authority such as the Quran or the Book [more]

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  • How worship to God happens and what it actually looks like varies around the world. In fact, others' offering of worship to God in your own community may look completely different from how you worship. Of course there are differences in how people dress and things they might recite, but this question is [more]

    Categories: Authority, God the Father, WorshipTags: , , Last Updated: December 23rd, 2020
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  • It may seem like an odd or obvious question, but it's definitely worth asking. Christian's should be mindful of who we worship when coming together. More and more evidence in the Evangelical and Christian world today would suggest the question of who we worship is either forgotten or not terribly important. Advocacy for [more]

    Categories: God the Father, The Godhead, WorshipTags: , , , , , Last Updated: July 14th, 2021
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  • Are Christians supposed to gather on a specific day when we worship collectively? Justin Martyr was born in 100 and was a second century apologist. Through his writings and the centuries of Christian practice since, tradition certainly has been established for that day to be Sunday, the first day of the week. If [more]

    Categories: God the Father, WorshipTags: , Last Updated: January 16th, 2021
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  • Where we worship God has often been debated through the years. Some hold to the idea that worship must occur in a cathedral -- an often ornate structure dedicated to the worship of God. Others don't take much stock in the structure at all, whether an official worship building or someone's house. Yet [more]

    Categories: Authority, God the Father, Holy Spirit, WorshipTags: , , , Last Updated: January 16th, 2021
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  • Return of the Prodigal Son, Rembrandt It's well known that Jesus would teach in parables. He taught this way to the masses of people that would gather (like at the Sermon on the Mount). Later in His ministry He would only teach in parables. A parable as defined by Dictionary.com is [more]

    Categories: God the Father, Jesus the SonTags: Last Updated: July 24th, 2021
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  • The word Bible is from the Greek and Latin meaning "book" or "books". The Christian Bible as we know it is made up of two Testaments or Covenants (Old and New) and might also be referred to as the Holy Writ, Holy Scriptures or Word of God. It is a collection of sixty-six different [more]

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  • Has the God of the universe changed over time? Is God's character subject to "evolving" the same way that you and I would develop over time? God's character not changing is sometimes described as the immutability of God (defined by Dictionary.com as "not mutable; unchangeable; changeless"). However, some struggle with this question. For example, they [more]

    Categories: Authority, God the FatherTags: , , , , Last Updated: June 11th, 2021
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