Does Philippians 2:12 Teach Salvation by Works?

As Protestants, we champion the doctrine of salvation grace alone through faith alone—by Christ alone! We have firmly planted our feet in the Protestant sand, and that will never change! However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some texts of Scripture that make us scratch our noggin if we don’t understand the context. One ofContinue reading “Does Philippians 2:12 Teach Salvation by Works?”

Stop Putting Caveats on the Sovereignty of God

Recently I was sitting in a car repair shop when I noticed the tiniest bug on the lobby table. Since I was annoyingly bored, I simply stared at it. The more I stared, the more I became aware of the astounding fact that God is in control—even of that tiny bug. Scripture forthrightly tells usContinue reading “Stop Putting Caveats on the Sovereignty of God”

The Bible is the Most Reliable Document. Here’s Why.

In our day and age, there has been no other historical document put under more scrutiny than the Bible; there has been no other known document in existence that has been more studied, more criticized than sacred Scripture. And yet — in my opinion, along with many others — it is still standing. And itContinue reading “The Bible is the Most Reliable Document. Here’s Why.”

Does it Matter Which Bible Translation You Use?

In the evangelical world, there are countless Bible translations to choose from. Some people–mostly skeptics–criticize that. To me, it’s mostly good. The amount of Bible translations we have helps in regards to understanding what we’re reading. However, with the amount of Bible translations comes the fine line between choosing a Bible translation that we canContinue reading “Does it Matter Which Bible Translation You Use?”

Why Expository Preaching is Best

There are basically two types of preaching: expository and topical. Expository preaching is when you preach verse-by-verse through a book of the Bible. Topic preaching is when you take a topic and find Bible verses that seem to correlate with the topic you want to preach on. There has always been a debate on whichContinue reading “Why Expository Preaching is Best”