Most people have insurance on their home. It would be pretty ridiculous not to have it. My eldest son almost burned down the house once when he was frying hamburgers on the stove. He went to do something in his room, forgot about them, and filled most of the house with burnt burger smoke. HeContinue reading “Does God offer us Fire Insurance or Life Insurance?”
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Do Babies Go to Heaven?
As a youngster, I hung out with kids who were all older than me. One particular day we were tossing rocks in between two houses. My cousin watched us from his bedroom window. Sixty-five years later I can still see my cousin diving for cover as the rock that I threw came crashing through hisContinue reading “Do Babies Go to Heaven?”
Paul vs. James, A Contradiction?
There seems to be a contradiction in Scripture that a man is justified (declared righteous) by faith according to Paul, but justified by works according to James (Rom. 5:1; James 2:24). It’s either one or the other. It can’t be both, can it? But actually, it is both. A mountain climber may have faith to climbContinue reading “Paul vs. James, A Contradiction?”
5 Reasons Easy Believism is not Easy
There is a certain sect of Christianity referred to as Lordship salvation that would accuse me of teaching easy believism. They typically set up a strawman argument. In a strawman those who oppose you make a false representation of what you believe and then argue against it. They will often say things like ‘walking an aisle’Continue reading “5 Reasons Easy Believism is not Easy”
Easter Gives the Helpless Hope
When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, sin entered the world. Because of their sin, every human enters the world with a sinful disposition; separated from God. It placed all of mankind in a helpless position. And there is nothing we can do to fix it. We can’t make ourselves acceptable to a holy God. ItContinue reading “Easter Gives the Helpless Hope”
Good News in God’s Colors
Autumn here in western Pennsylvania is an amazing palet of God’s design. It inspired me to write a gospel tract a couple years ago that would incorporate many of God’s beautiful colors. Most of us find it difficult to share the gospel. But one simple way is a good gospel tract. It can be leftContinue reading “Good News in God’s Colors”
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”
Danger on the High Seas
After my brother and I moved out of the house, my dad bought a boat. My brother used it for water skiing and I used it for fishing. On one of the fishing trips my two boys, their two friends, and a friend of mine were fishing a fairly large lake. The kids were young;Continue reading “Danger on the High Seas”
Is Anything Really Free?
A gift is supposed to be free. But it does cost something to the giver although to the recipient it is free. If there are stipulations to what is given, it is no longer a gift. For example, if someone gives you a new computer, but expects you to facetime with them or they’ll wantContinue reading “Is Anything Really Free?”
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”