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.
First the bad news.
as it is written:
“None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good,not even one.”
“Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.”
“The venom of asps is under their lips.”
“Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
“Their feet are swift to shed blood; in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known.”
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.” — Romans 3:10-18
That’s the way we are without God. That’s the way we are when we go to church but don’t believe. That’s the “cultural Christian”, the one who goes to church for appearance’s sake.