Is Anything Really Free?

Salvation is a Gift; not an Exchange There are some who communicate the wonderful grace of God as an exchange. They say if you do not put your faith into action, either you never had it, or God will take it away from you. If that is the case, then it isn’t a gift. It’sContinue reading “Is Anything Really Free?”

Who Lights up Your Life?

Have you ever been in complete darkness?  Most of us have experienced the loss of electricity due to a thunderstorm, but even then there is usually ambient light from outside sources.  Total darkness is a fearful experience. And that is what God brought upon the Egyptians. Can You Feel Darkness? There was thick darkness inContinue reading “Who Lights up Your Life?”

Interview – Step into the Light

On Friday I was interviewed by Patti Shene, host of the podcast, Step into the Light. She describes her podcast as an interview format where guests can share the ways in which God’s love and grace has touched their lives. She believes that we all experience dark times at some point, and these testimonies willContinue reading “Interview – Step into the Light”

Have You Thanked God Today?

When I worked full time, I passed a church sign that read something like this, ‘Have you thanked God today?’  The sign was really convicting and I drove by it often. I don’t know about you, but I complain way too much about things. You can’t be complaining and thankful at the same time.  Continue reading “Have You Thanked God Today?”

Have You Ever Taken a Drink of Living Water?

When I was a kid growing up in the fifties this was a pump at one of the neighbors where you could get a drink. We’d be running around outside playing ball. The humidity is usually high in western Pennsylvania in the summer time. Sweat would be dripping. But the water that came out ofContinue reading “Have You Ever Taken a Drink of Living Water?”

Excerpt 6– from Chapter 5, A Confusing Gospel, Assurance of Heaven Book

Excerpt 6, A Confusing Gospel – The gospel is often presented as though it is a cure-all for every problem a person has. “Come to Jesus, and He will solve all your problems.” So what do you do when Jesus informs us that there will be tribulations (John 16:33)? Or when James writes and saysContinue reading “Excerpt 6– from Chapter 5, A Confusing Gospel, Assurance of Heaven Book”

Scary Bible Verses – 4 “I Will Vomit You out of My Mouth!”

“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. (Rev. 3:15, 16) In a Bible study I attended, a person passionately implied that Jesus would send you to hellContinue reading “Scary Bible Verses – 4 “I Will Vomit You out of My Mouth!””

Interview – Assurance of Heaven Book

I was interviewed by D.J. Allan of Home Grown Ministries yesterday. You can see my radio ‘face’ on video at https://youtu.be/vYh7Iu43tqg D.J. is a good interviewer and asks some really good questions. He’s offering (5) free copies of my book, Assurance of Heaven, to anyone who contacts telling him why they would like the book.Continue reading “Interview – Assurance of Heaven Book”

Scary Bible Verses Part 3

“Whoever is born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in Him; and he cannot sin”.               I John 3:9 There are a number of verses like this in First John that appear cut and dry. For that reason I shied away from reading it. I know I sin. Some say that it justContinue reading “Scary Bible Verses Part 3”

Scary Bible Verses Part 2

This is another verse that caused me some fearful moments.  “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works is dead” (James 2:17). Have I done enough good works to prove that I am really saved? For my book, Assurance of Heaven, I examined 32 commentaries on this verse. Twenty-seven basically stated thatContinue reading “Scary Bible Verses Part 2”