Faith. Grace. Confession. Sinner’s prayer. Baptism. There are so many things that we say one has to do in order to be a Christian. I am not knocking any of them (except maybe the Sinner’s prayer!) but they aren’t really the issue. Again, don’t get me wrong here, faith and grace are center pieces in God’s dealings with humanity. But there is one thing that Jesus mentions and Paul goes to great length to describe as the litmus for Christianity . . . Read more
Big words. While I will need to explain the scope of what I mean, I don’t think that many would disagree that more and more, the church is becoming an irrelevancy. The difference in how I mean it and the way most others would mean it is where this post will address itself. You could best sum up what I am going to say by saying: the church is becoming an irrelevance to the church.
Simple distinctions can be the most important. In fact, often times they are ‘simple’ because they are so fundamental that there can really be no other alternative.
I cannot recommend this video enough. If you don’t understand it, work at it until you do. D.A. is not the most engaging speaker out there, but content is, and should be, king. Check it here.
“If the Gospel is veiled, it is veiled to the perishing. The god of this world has blinded them to the light of the Gospel, which is the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Cor 4:3-4
Any thought that exalts itself against the knowledge of Christ should be taken out behind the barn and shot (2 Cor 10:5). No, that doesn’t mean that I think unbelievers should be shot. Some ‘Christians’ on the other hand . . .