Chosen by God?

In high school the gym teacher would often pick two captains for two teams, whether it be football, baseball, or dodge ball. The two captains would then take turns picking others for their team. Obviously, they would pick friends and then guys they believed would have the best athletic ability. Not to be picked lastContinue reading “Chosen by God?”

Who Says the Crowd is Right?

When growing up, my parents cautioned me about crowd mentality. They warned me not to follow the crowd. I took their advice. Following the crowd will take you places you may not want to go. A pastor gave me the same advice although couched a little differently. He would say, “Who says the crowd’s right?”Continue reading “Who Says the Crowd is Right?”

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”

The Thief and the Middle Cross

C.I. Scofield was a preacher and writer. He penned the following Biblical article about Barabbas who was sentenced to death and expected to die the next morning for his crime. However, it was a custom at Passover for the Roman governor to release a Jewish prisoner. (Following Titles added and article condensed) Barabbas was aContinue reading “The Thief and the Middle Cross”

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?”

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?”