Anyone who has heard me preach or teach on more than one occasion will probably know that one of my “pet” subjects is the knowledge of God. I am convinced that one of the major weaknesses of the contemporary church is an insufficient and oftentimes an incorrect knowledge of God. Much of what we think … Continue reading What Was God Doing Before Creation?
The Lord, Lifter of My Head, Psalm 3
Psalm 3 is a song written by King David, inspired by a devastating time in his family and in the life of the nation of Israel. (Visit this link to hear the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir sing from Psalm 3.) In response to the rebellion of his son Absalom, David, along with his immediate family and … Continue reading The Lord, Lifter of My Head, Psalm 3
Salvation is the means by which fallen humanity, separated from God by their sinful nature, are set free from the bondage of sin, reconciled to God the Father, and made qualified to serve in the ministry of the kingdom of God.
A Really Good Question
I received an interesting inquiry following my last article, “No Simple Salvation.” Not for the first time nor the last, my attempt to explain a truth actually clouded an issue that many people have thought settled for many years. This person commented that they were familiar with the ABCs of salvation, because preachers have used … Continue reading A Really Good Question
Forgiveness, Part 2
Forgiveness is such a challenging concept that the only one who can truly succeed at it is God. Forgiveness on our part requires that we submit to the authority and power of God. Only by doing so can we truly forgive.
I am convinced that forgiveness is an attribute that belongs uniquely to God. Only God can do it. There is no other power in the Universe that can forgive. It is that hard. Only He can heal such glaring wounds that tear our hearts and bruise our souls. We are powerless against them.