Lex semper accusat, that the law always accuses, is more than a mere statement or confession regarding how the Law is always accusing us outside of Christ, or even as a Christian inside of Christ as a 100 percent real damnable palpable sinner. To deny that the law always accuses or threatens—always, alone, and only … More What is Original Sin?
In the opening of John’s Gospel (Jn. 1) John is stating and preaching the same thing we find in the opening of Genesis (Gen. 1): “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; … More Evolution and Sanctification
In our day and age the actual battle with the devil, in general, is far underplayed and if it is at all played its the secular version of the devil—i.e. some stupid idiocy that Hollywood would musters up in which the devil is overtly evil, with fangs, red, a tail, etc. This type of satanic activity … More “It’s Halloween, but Where is the Devil?”
“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that … More “Who Do You Say That I Am?”
Once again we find the case of an individual falling away from the faith. Former purity culture preacher Joshua Harris, most famous for his book on “I Kissed Dating Goodbye”. He made this known publicly stating, “By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian…I have lived in … More Heterodox Churches – Why it Matters
So maybe you reject the Christian faith, Christianity, either altogether or in part. Fair enough, but let’s think about that. It is likely what one has heard, seen or experienced, or even speculated about as Christianity is not Christianity. We want to be very clear on this point, we mean MOST of what is presented … More “Who Do You Really Reject?”
“Regarding the plan to collect my writings in volumes, I am quite cool and not at all eager about it because, roused by a Saturnian hunger, I would rather see them all devoured. For I acknowledge none of them to be really a book of mine, except perhaps the one “On the Bound Will” and … More Free Will is Fiction, & Baptism is True Because God Cannot Lie!
The impious sinner wants God “gone” when they wish to do their illicit sin much like a young boy sneaking behind the barn to smoke a cigarette out of the sight of their parent. However, when the pious (those pursuing holiness, desiring God, proving their faith, and finding their assurance) want God gone, they attempt … More The Law Bears Witness
Anfechtungen is one of those non-English words, German in this case, that contains so much experiential psychological and spiritual reality built into its origins that it has no direct English translation. It’s similar to translating our English word “sting” into something like Japanese and it comes out in that language as “poison fang”. It’s not … More Anfechtungen, Spiritual Trial, and Suffering
When we speak of Christian “orthodoxy” what is generally meant is adherence to correct or accepted creeds that are true. While it is right to be concerned about Christian orthodoxy, it is also right to be concerned about “the why of orthodoxy.” If we lose sight of this we find ourselves miles down the road … More “Orthodoxy Vs. The Benefits of Christ”