Category Character of God

Lesser Of Two Evils Nonsense

Christians cannot vote for any Democratic candidate, or any candidate from any party, that supports the abortion of infants. Christians must steadfastly reject any candidate that wants to take taxpayer dollars to spill the blood of children. This is evil, and because abortion is such an evil,  Christians cannot vote for anyone who supports it. […]

Refined By Fire

Our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29) and this has implications, as you would expect. There are two direct implications of God being a consuming fire, but before I look at those we must understand what a consuming fire does. It devours, it destroys, it eats everything it touches. Nothing is left untouched by […]

Here It Comes Again

So, here it comes again, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. It breaks my heart that 50,000,000 babies, images of God, sons and daughters, people, have been murdered. It breaks my heart that this holocaust is occurring, and our culture and churches are numb to it. It happens in a sterile room, out of sight, […]

The Kingdom Come

I have continually compared what occurs in Acts 2, the outpouring of the Spirit giving languages to the disciples they did not know, to what occurs in Genesis 11, where everyone spoke in the same tongue and God confused their languages. I think this is a valid connection to make. God, through the Gospel of […]

Beginning and Besetting Sin

Looking at Genesis 3 we see the flow and function of sin being set for the course of human history. Before we look to the sin in Genesis 3, I would like to point out that even here, Satan is under God’s rule. He is made by God (3:1) and God has authority and power […]

Grace Working On Grace

Grace and works seems to be a difficult discussion. The church I was brought up in held to a distinction between God’s grace and His commandments, as if He were divided somehow. This topic is, of course, multifaceted, and I hope I can clearly present one of those facets here. To tip my hand, grace […]

God’s Graciousness

There is this enigmatic statement by Jesus that has confused Christians for a long time (like me), and I thought I had a decent answer to it (which I did), but then something comes along and the ol’ light bulb gets switched on. Ah! Lord, now I see. Well, without further ado, here is Jesus, […]

Too Much to Bear

The other day I heard the oft quoted cliche, “God never gives you more than you can handle.” I think it is another one of those quips that is meant to bring comfort and solace, and this phrase may indeed bring just that, however if you have ever taking a sense of solace in this […]

Something of a Sacrifice

I have not blogged in a bit because I had been in the hospital, and then at home recovering and simply did not feel like blogging. For all of my concerned readers, no worries on my end. I am fine. I was in the hospital because I gave up one of kidneys to a dear […]

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. What’s Up With That?

There is a strong Baptist notion of individual salvation in many American churches (and the Baptist movement is surprisingly (or not surprisingly?) American, and relatively new in church history). This notion of individual salvation is interesting, because it is not a predominate theme in Scripture. It is not the primary means by which God brings […]