We do not have to look far for examples of Christian nationalism emanating from the right. But equally troubling is the secular nationalism and state-driven civil religion that’s emerging from the left.
Connections between pagan practices and later patterns in Christian worship or holiday celebrations may be interesting—but these links have nothing to do with whether New Testament accounts of the life of Jesus are historically accurate.
Pastors are sinners dealing with sinners, so criticism is inevitable while ministering in a fallen world.
John D. Wilsey “God’s Cold Warrior”
Wherever you find fearful people in Scripture you repeatedly find God’s response, “Do not fear!” or “Don’t be afraid!”
Regardless of which interpretation is correct, the main point is plain: humanity was falling deeper and deeper into sin and running farther and farther away from God.
James M. Hamilton discusses his new book Typology – Understanding the Bible’s Promise-Shaped Patterns.
In our fallen world, sin knows no boundaries, sheep bite, wolves creep into churches, and life is hard.
Biblical counseling is part of Christ’s marching orders for every local church.
If you’re a skeptical reader of Scripture, be honest about your questions. Pray about the concern, study the text carefully, and pose questions to a trusted source.
Prayer is humble because when we pray, we are saying that God is merciful and mighty, that He is wise and sovereign, and that He knows far better than us what is best for us.
The common thread from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries was the faithful, clear, passionate preaching of God’s Word combined with holding fast to the doctrine of justification by faith alone.
For the true Christian, the question is not “Am I perfect?” (Christ’s imputed righteousness has already met that need), but “Do I know Jesus?” Or better still, “Does Jesus know me?”
The people of God are living “in this hope”—the time between the advents of Christ when our joy is mingled with the countless “groanings” associated with a fallen world.