Forsake All Sin

Revelation 18:4, “Come out of her, My people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues.” Here, we hear God’s command to His people—the Church, not unbelievers—to flee from the Great Whore (cf. Revelation 17). Most English translations translate it, “the great prostitute.” It is a kind and generous translation. No, she…

The Good, Christian Death

Psalm 116:15, Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. Was this translated right? Does God truly take pleasure in the death of His saints? Yes! If you still doubt, here is my own Hebrew translation: “Precious in the eyes of YHWH is the death of His faithful/godly ones.” Death is never good!…

Weakness of the Saints

Ecclesiastes 2:10, Consider the ancient generations and see: who trusted in the LORD and was put to shame? We cannot relate to the strengths of the saints—David the shepherd who killed lions and bears, and David the king who destroyed armies; Gideon the Manassite who defeated Midian; Samson the Danite who defeated the Philistines; Esther who…

Faith, Not Reason

Romans 4:19, [Abraham] did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. Abraham’s faith overcame reason. Though by reason Abraham knew it was impossible for Sarah to conceive not only because…

What Should Christians Think on Climate Change?

Lately, it seems as if there’s a Cold War between liberals and conservatives. On the one hand, liberals claim the earth’s global climate is changing so drastically that if we don’t do something about it, it’s going to wipe out all life on earth and mankind is to blame because how we treat the earth…

Review: More Than A Carpenter

Author: Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell Publisher: Tyndale House Rating: 4/5 stars Amazon Price: $6.11 (paperback) Bottom Line The McDowells give a terrific historical analysis of the historical Jesus. They list a great amount of evidence speaking to the authenticity of the Scriptures and the historical reality of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, especially considering how concise the book…

Cornucopia of Grace

Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” I love food. Food is a motif throughout Scripture both for physical providence and for joy. God provided manna for the Israelites so they might live (Exodus 16) and the Scriptures speak on a joyful feast…