Matt Moore

CP Guest Columnist

Do You Grieve Sin in a Godly Way?

Many of us are painfully familiar with the sorrow that follows sinful acts. Whenever the cheap thrill of a transgression wears off, our souls swell with regret, frustration, and maybe even despair. But this is a good response, isn't it? Only regenerate hearts respond negatively to sin, right?

Once Saved, Always Saved?

Someone recently asked me if I believe in "once saved, always saved." It's difficult to answer this question with a simple yes or no.

Everything Really Is Going to Be Okay

Jon Bloom, co-founder of Desiring God, wrote the following sentence in one of his articles last November: "There's only one solution to anxiety: the assurance everything is going to be okay."

Lord, Deliver Me From Weak Faith

In his short but powerful book All of Grace, Charles Spurgeon wrote that weak faith, as long as it is true faith, saves a person no less effectively than strong faith: "A trembling hand may receive a golden gift."

Do You Hear Jesus' Voice?

My friend Ben recently told me he fears he may not be saved. When I asked him to share with me the reason for his lack of assurance, I expected him to divulge that he was being mastered by some secret, besetting sin or that he was growing doubtful about the truthfulness of the Scriptures.

Self-Denial Is Not Self-Hatred

Jesus doesn't hand out Get Out Of Hell Free passes — he hands out crosses. He warned it would not be those who merely profess his lordship over their lives that inherit the Kingdom of heaven.

Why Did Paul Boast About His Suffering?

It makes sense that Paul would quit asking God to uproot this form of frailty from his life after God clearly said he would do no such thing. But why did he go so far as to begin boasting in it?

When Christians Cynically Criticize the Church

The unbelieving world has always looked upon the church with a contemptuous glare, harshly criticizing, ridiculing, and even vilifying her. In his farewell discourse, Jesus predicted this animosity that the devil's offspring (John 6:32) would have toward God's sojourning children (John 15:18-25).