Lately, I've been ruminating on certain matters that are, or should be, in my opinion at least, of concern to professing evangelical Christians, but that seem to have gotten lost amidst the current climate of socio-political animus that exists, particularly within American evangelicalism. Among those divers concerns is what appears, to me anyway, to be … Continue reading The Christian’s Call To Purity
"It is a blessed thing to be subject to the sovereignty of God." John Calvin Over the continuum of history there have been questions that have perplexed and discomfited us as human beings. One of the more enigmatic of inquiries has been, and continues to be, why there is suffering in the world. In contemplating … Continue reading The Majesty of Suffering
"The last enemy that will be abolished is death." - 1 Cor. 15:26 (NASB) As I compose this commentary, I am less than 24 hours removed from attending the funeral of a beloved friend and brother in Christ. I will refrain from mentioning his name out of respect for the privacy of his surviving wife … Continue reading Angry At Sin
When it comes to the matter of "social justice" - a term I personally disavow but will use for the sake of this commentary - Lev. 19:15-18 is one of the most comprehensive passages in all of Scripture. It reads: (15) "You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the … Continue reading God Has Spoken
"Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" 1 John 5:5 (NASB) To mark the 30th anniversary of its groundbreaking 'Just Do It' ad campaign, the Nike corporation recently announced a new campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, unarguably one of the most … Continue reading It’s Not About Kaepernick
As I compose this commentary, there remain segments within the American evangelical church that continue to advance and propagate the principles and tenets of the "gospel" of social justice. Increasing numbers of evangelical churches, pastors, and ministries are buying into what I consider merely a new presentation of an old soteriology: salvation by social activism. … Continue reading The Fault In Their (Social) Gospel
"If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared." Psalm 130:4-5 (NASB) Think back for a moment to the last time someone sinned against you. I mean actually sinned against you. That is, they offended you in a way that was a violation … Continue reading What If I Stumble?