Assurance of Heaven is the Gospel Part 1

Have you ever ask someone, “Are you 100% sure you will go to heaven when you die?” This is often referred to in Christianity as the doctrine of eternal security. Some will argue that it’s impossible to know. Others will say that you can choose to walk away from God. There are also those whoContinue reading “Assurance of Heaven is the Gospel Part 1”

A Life Well Lived

This is the view from my parents porch at about 6:30 AM on Monday, July 13th. The hospice nurse had just left a few minutes before this, confirming that my mother had passed away. We knew where she was. She had trusted in Jesus Christ as Savior many years ago. Now she is absent fromContinue reading “A Life Well Lived”

The End of Days?

The doomsday clock is set at two minutes to midnight. Some scientists and politicians think that climate change will destroy the earth in less than 12 years unless we do something. Predictions about the end of the world abound. In January of 1989 my wife and I walked into a bookstore. A book caught myContinue reading “The End of Days?”

9 Things that won’t get you to Heaven

Christianity is confusing sometimes. The message is often convoluted or contradictory. One church says this. Another says that. It causes a lack of assurance in God and His word. It creates inner conflict about what is right. I remember listening to a popular evangelist who invited people to come to Jesus just as you are.Continue reading “9 Things that won’t get you to Heaven”

The Greatest Sacrifice of All

Throughout the year we remember those who have served and are serving our country—men and women who have sacrificed for the sake of future generations to keep our freedoms. How thankful we are for their service! How blessed we are to live in a country that had forefathers with the foresight to write the Declaration ofContinue reading “The Greatest Sacrifice of All”

Are You Dressed for Success?

In my years in the church there have been numerous times that you could cut the tension with a knife.  And honestly most of the times the situations have not been about major doctrinal disagreements. Biblical truth is non-negotiable. But in most cases, it is a disagreement between groups or individuals who seek their ownContinue reading “Are You Dressed for Success?”

Words have Meaning and Context Matters

How would you respond if you were outside working and saw a man dressed in camouflage with a gun slung over his shoulder, heading in your direction? Today you likely would immediately head inside and call 911. Several years ago my good friend got lost turkey hunting in a large public hunting land in centralContinue reading “Words have Meaning and Context Matters”

Then What?

The older you get the faster life seems to go. Even if you live to be a hundred, that’s a blink in comparison to eternity. Years ago I listened to a preacher tell a story about a conversation he had with a high school student. He started by asking the young man what he wasContinue reading “Then What?”

Four Things the O.T. Law Cannot Do

Have you ever seen a sign that said, “Wet Paint Don’t Touch”? What’s the first thing that comes across your mind? If you are honest, I would say that most people think about touching it. How about “Don’t Walk on the Grass!” Makes you want to walk on the grass. We call it human nature.Continue reading “Four Things the O.T. Law Cannot Do”

Are You Eating a Lot of Fast Food?

As we all know we live in a fast paced society.  Everything must be done fast which probably is the reason so many of us lack patience.  It seems that we are in a big hurry to get nowhere. And one of the fastest segments of our society is food.  Fast food wasn’t fast enoughContinue reading “Are You Eating a Lot of Fast Food?”