The Arrows of God’s Discipline
The arrows of God’s discipline are aimed at, and hit a particular object. The object is sin, a particular sin. It is not the believer’s only sin, but it is the sin which God wants out of his life now.
Introspectionism has its seekers looking, not at Christ as their hope, but their repentance. Thus repentance itself becomes a fetish.
Understanding Spiritual Growth
Jesus taught that there is a time element involved with the believer's spiritual growth. It is often unnoticeable. Yet the believer is able to look back over time and detect growth.
Surrendering to Christ is Not Drudgery
Surrendering to Christ is not drudgery. We are surrendering to His kindness and goodness. We should not fight against the Lord's will because...
Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters
First, if conscious eternal punishment is not true, then ultimately one can sin against God and get by with it. Second, if there is not the danger of men being "tormented forever...
Obtain a Testimony by Faith, Not Feelings
When I started out, on the Christian faith, I did not have any feelings. I had no flashing lights. I just saw, this is right. The word of God is true.
Self-Righteously Trying to Save Myself: David Brainerd’s Testimony
When reading the Life and Diary of David Brainerd I was struck by how self-righteous Brainerd was as a lost person prior to being saved. Many of the...
Redemption Through His Blood
Take a look at Christ's blood being spilled and God's wrath that was unleashed upon Him; and suddenly you recognize there is a price, and it is an infinite price...
Why Do You Call Me “Lord, Lord,” and Not Do What I Tell You?
Jesus taught that the real proof of being genuinely saved is not by saying, "Lord, Lord," but by our walk. Do your actions reflect what your lips proclaim to believe?