One of the most despised doctrines of the Christian faith is the doctrine of the exclusivity of Jesus Christ. Western culture hates it. Even some within the church shy away from it because they don’t want to offend or cause conflict. It's not popular. However, the lack of popularity doesn't mean we should back down … Continue reading Yes, There is Only One Way to Heaven (No, That’s not Unfair)
Kindness. Gentleness. Self-controlled. These three traits should all be prevalent in Christians.
When society rejects, Christians should welcome. When culture ostracizes, believers should embrace. When the world “cancels,” followers of Jesus should look past mistakes.
About two years after I became a Christian, I sensed the tug on my heart to be in pastoral ministry. Early on as a new Christian, I desired to not only preach God's Word, but to counsel God's people. For me, however, the latter has always been tough for me, since I'm naturally an introvert. … Continue reading Ministry Shouldn’t be Entered Hastily
The other day I thought to myself, "I haven't published a blog in awhile that was controversial." And then I decided to write on capital punishment. No, I'm kidding. But the thought did occur in my mind that writing on this would be interesting. Though this is a controverisal topic, my intention is not for … Continue reading What does the Bible say about the death penalty?
The other day I started to think about how easily Christians are influenced. We don't just live in the culture but we are, by every indication, being discipled by it. I wouldn't imagine this is intentional, as I can't fathom a Christian wanting to follow the waves of the culture rather than the firm foundation … Continue reading Who — or What — is Discipling You?
“Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin." (Proverbs 13:3 ESV) Sarcasm is my second language. Whether I am at work, in church, or simply at home with my family, many times I respond with sarcasm. And sometimes it's not the most appropriate way to respond. With … Continue reading Guarding our Mouths
In a culture where everybody is at each other's throats, we need a breath of fresh air--fresh air of peace among people. And this fresh air needs to be more prevalent in Christians. Constant bickering isn't getting us anywhere. This may be an election year -- and tensions are high from racial issues and COVID … Continue reading Christian, be a Peacemaker
Can you imagine having the oxygen to breathe, yet willfully not taking a breath? Or, worse yet, maybe you are being a bit lazy and decide you don’t have the energy to breathe. That would be ridiculous! That is an asinine thought. Likewise, this is what happens when we willfully reject or lazily neglect reading … Continue reading Spiritual Oxygen
“You once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience — among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh” (Eph. 2:2–3) The Christian life is war. Contrary to popular belief, being a … Continue reading 3 Battles Christians Face