“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”Jesus, in John 16:33 Some Christians will spend much of their lives in misery, in pain, in crushing poverty. Some will find trouble at every turn. Some will be martyred in horrific and cruel ways. Circumstances in this life will vary widely among followers of Christ. But, our hope is not in THIS life. We’re not Christians in order to experience a fantastic life of leisure and plenty. Our living hope is in the next life, where (regardless of our circumstances in this life) we will … Continue reading Trouble

Highly Recommended: Lee Strobel’s The Case for a Creator

For as many years as you are old, you’ve had put in front of you the idea that everything you see is the product of undirected chance, not God. It’s everywhere: In our popular forms of entertainment, throughout our education system, and woven into the fabric of our culture like a vine, stifling the confidence of the faithful. Genesis 1:1 says “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Romans 1:20 tells us “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from … Continue reading Highly Recommended: Lee Strobel’s The Case for a Creator

Creation, the Fall, and Salvation

If you don’t accept the account of Creation, then you’ll eschew the Fall of Man. If there was no Biblical Garden of Eden, then there’s no sin forming a chasm between the created and their Creator, and there’s no need for a Savior. Rejecting selectively God’s Word in favor of Naturalism and Universalism leads to people espousing a “christ” publicly but rejecting the historic teachings of the real Jesus Christ in the same instant. There is a direct link between the influences of Naturalism and Universalism upon the Christian church in the West and the continuing Holocaust of the Unborn … Continue reading Creation, the Fall, and Salvation