I just read a personal account of someone who was telling of the importance of church in their life. When speaking of their daughters’ stint from church, they said this: “During the time they were out of church, we worried about them, but the Bible had promised that they would return to their faith.” (Emphasis … Continue reading The Bible Does Not Promise Converts
We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts. A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God I read those words yesterday morning and did little more than agree with them and marvel at the language Tozer uses throughout The Pursuit … Continue reading Closer Than Your Next Breath: How Self-Reliance Spits in the Face of Grace
I just opened up my Bible for the first time in a long time and it landed in Job. My eyes landed on 35:5 which says, “God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things we cannot comprehend.” That is the essence, the nature of God, wrapped up in one verse. It makes me … Continue reading Thoughts on Job and Anti-Intellectualism in Christianity
He asked His disciples, "13Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" 14And they said, "Some say John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15"But you," He asked them, "who do you say that I am?" 16Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the … Continue reading And Jesus Asked, “Who Do You Say That I Am?”
On a Facebook thread I'm currently following concerning the need for good apologetics, as nonexistent apologetics and intellectual doubts are contributing to many leaving the Christian faith, someone made this comment: No one leaves the faith for intellectual reasons. Those who left were never of us 1 John 2:19.I am upset, but more so deeply … Continue reading If You Were a REAL Christian, You Wouldn’t Doubt (Part 2): Is There a Reason to Doubt God, Ever?
"Jesus died so that I could live. He rose so that we could be wed." This thought popped in my head in the midst of worship Tuesday night. In the middle of a song, whose lyrics include the phrase "the cross has the final say", I found myself staring at my beloved covenant ring (pictured … Continue reading The Cross Has the Final Say
When I was washing my cup out late last week, I washed the outside first and then the inside. I usually don't do that. I usually wash it the other way around. I didn't think anything of it until Holy Spirit reminded me of this verse: "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you … Continue reading The Hope of the Messiah in the Midst of Pharisees
During a conversation I had with a friend last week, she expressed to me that she was doubting several things regarding spirituality and Christianity, as a religion, and what value it had to her personally. She told me that she no longer wanted anything to do with the Church, as her congregants are full of gossiping, … Continue reading Why “God Loves Me” Isn’t Enough to Sustain Christianity