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”

What About the Person that Never Heard the Gospel?

That’s a question that has come up often over the years. It’s a good question. It was a question that I had in my mind at one time. Often the person is trying to reconcile the character of God in his mind. Sometimes they question their need for a Savior; “If some people in aContinue reading “What About the Person that Never Heard the Gospel?”

The Golden Age

In the last couple of blogs, we saw that the rapture happens and then the return of Jesus Christ to the earth several years later. One of the things that seeming indicates His soon return to earth will be the establishment of a one world government ruled by one person. Much of humanity believes thatContinue reading “The Golden Age”

Assured Hope

The week before Christmas we lost two friends to the Covid virus. Their age and comorbidities were contributing factors. But both were believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet in some ways it doesn’t make it any easier to lose a loved one. A friend of mine wrote the following blog which I thought wasContinue reading “Assured Hope”

Do You Have True Peace?

For unto us a Child is born,Unto us a Son is given;And the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be calledWonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peaceThere will be no end,Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,To order it and establish it with judgment and justiceFrom that timeContinue reading “Do You Have True Peace?”

The Next Generation

Growing up in a rural area, there were a lot of folks around us who had gardens. My grandfather lived on one side of us and my uncle on the other side. They always planted a garden. But gardens seemed to have lost their importance with the ease of going to a grocery store toContinue reading “The Next Generation”

Bushy Run, a Place of Solitude

Bushy Run is a stream that flows through western Pennsylvania. It’s also the name of a historic site. A significant battle was fought here between the British and Native Americans led by Chief Pontiac. This picture displays the path that leads to the flour bag fort where much of the fighting took place in 1763.Continue reading “Bushy Run, a Place of Solitude”

Heaven’s Surprise

I never had much interest in poetry. But every once in a while you come across a poem that is unique, makes you laugh, and/or communicates truth. The following one is unnamed by an unknown author concerning heaven. Although it contains some doctrinal inaccuracies, I think it captures a profound truth about the way manyContinue reading “Heaven’s Surprise”