Some favor the increased presence of guns; others find guns detestable, and the singular cause for mass shootings. With so much division in an already divided world, how should Christians respond to these issues?
Proverbs 27:17 – There’s almost nothing more precious than a dear friend who can remind you of where you’re going and be a delightful companion who is traveling the same road that leads to Jesus. Pray for God to send people like that into your life.
At times it seems like our prayers are merely hitting the wall. But we can be encouraged to know that God is always present and hears every word we speak (Psalm 139:1-7).
Since we are in Christ and risen with Him through faith (Romans 6:1-4), we should strive to set our affections (phroneo) on things above.
Who is the Holy Spirit? Why does Romans refer to the Spirit of Christ? Is there a connection? In this post I explore what Paul meant by the term “Spirit of Christ.”
The topic I want to address in this inaugural post of the I Love Doctrine relaunch is the importance of doctrine. I feel the need to address two ideas that should be universally accepted but are often rejected.
Many believers cling to a doctrine which claims that accepting Jesus Christ as one’s personal lord and savior is the only prerequisite for salvation. Most turn to Romans 10:9 as a way to justify this idea.
1 John 5:16-17
16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
I’ve been thinking about what the most important aspects of the Christian life are. As I poked around this extremely important subject, I settled on five things I believe are essential, irreplaceable components of Christianity for any one who wants to have a successful walk with God.