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?”

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”

Free Download – Assurance of Heaven Study Guide

Assurance of Heaven Study Guide is now available as a companion guide to the book, Assurance of Heaven. It can be downloaded for free at: https://assuranceofheaven.com/free-study-guide/. Copies can be made and distributed to individuals for group studies. The study guide is good for personal study, for a Sunday school class, or for a home groupContinue reading “Free Download – Assurance of Heaven Study Guide”

Water is Life!

Recently a friend of mine sent me a devotional. It told of a fellow who worked on a construction crew that built new houses. He connected the water lines to new homes. When they turned on the water, “a once quiet house suddenly seemed alive”. He said, “It amazed me that the house could transformContinue reading “Water is Life!”

How do You Survive a Snakebite?

Few people like snakes. I don’t. So no wonder when God had enough of Israel’s constant complaining He sent serpents among them. They had grumbled about many things in their journey in the wilderness. They had failed to trust God. Now finally the Lord had reached His limitations with their complaining. He sent fiery serpentsContinue reading “How do You Survive a Snakebite?”

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”

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”