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?

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?”

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?”