Christianity is different from every other religion on the earth. Every other religion tells you how to earn your way to a better afterlife. Christianity makes it clear that you cannot earn your way to a better afterlife. If you want a better afterlife you must trust wholly in Jesus for your salvation, justification, sanctification, and entrance into the presence of the Lord. It is his completed work on the Cross that grants you these things. As Christians, we know this through the Scripture, which we believe is the inerrant and infallible word of the living God.
As you know, if you’ve read much of what I’ve written over the last couple of years, I claim that I am a Christian. Not just any kind of Christian either. I believe that a man or woman is saved from sin and eternal damnation by the grace of God alone, through faith in Christ Jesus alone, according to the word of God alone, and for his glory alone. Read more
There are many different groups that claim the name of Christianity in the world today. Indeed, there are many people who claim to be Christians. In this post, I intend to examine what it means to be a Christian, and to hold Progressive Christianity up to the light to see whether their claim is true.
It’s more than clear that either marketing wonks are abysmally illiterate, or that they assume we are. Clearly someone doesn’t understand or care about the plain meaning of words. Read more
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, – Genesis 2:15,16
The Lord surely put a lot of good things in that garden. For most of my life I didn’t want to have much to do with gardens. I thought they were too much work. But my love for spicy food has changed that. Read more
Last night my wife was sitting out behind our house and noticed an orange glow to the east. She went out to the front of the house and saw that there was a wildfire on Antelope Island. Reports vary saying that the fire affected between 300 and 7,000 acres. Read more
Some very earnest young men have come visiting me recently. They come to my door in twos and threes wearing ties on white shirts and black dress slacks. They wear name tags declaring that they are “elder this” or “elder that”. They are, perhaps, old (or is it young) enough to be my children.