Dan Delzell

Christian Post Contributor

7 Reasons Some Christians Push Pet Doctrines

So why do some Christians seem to make this methodology such a prominent feature of their work? And what consumes them to keep driving so hard on their pet doctrines? Here are 7 reasons why they do it, and remember, we have all been guilty of it to one extent or another.

Why Does Christianity Have Winners and Losers?

It would sure be a lot easier in many respects if Christianity were to state that in the end, everybody wins. Wouldn't that make for a happier world? Just think of it. No winners and losers. Just winners. No heaven and hell. Just heaven. No cross and empty tomb. Just generic religion. You know, such as Universalism for example. Everyone wins in that system. Why can't Christianity be more like that?

John MacArthur Can Learn From Chuck Smith

Many of us in the Christian church believe that if John MacArthur were to adopt (or re-adopt) an approach to the Holy Spirit similar to that of Chuck Smith, he would be standing on firmer biblical ground than he is perceived to be standing on today as it relates to charismatics and Pentecostals. This is about more than just the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It also has a lot to do with the Person and work of the Holy Spirit in the broader Christian life.

Did Mercedes-Benz Portray the Devil Correctly?

It began as a Super Bowl commercial, and it continues to be used on television to sell automobiles. A young man is offered a deal from the devil. If he will sign the contract, thereby selling his soul to Satan, he will receive a new Mercedes-Benz along with beautiful women, riches, and fame. It's a clever marketing approach. And it is a spiritual concept which is ingrained in our culture, in spite of how secular things have become in recent decades. But is this concept correct?

Justice Scalia Believes in Manners and Eternity

It takes emotional maturity, intellectual honesty, and spiritual dexterity to balance issues as seemingly far removed from one another as profanity in the media, Supreme Court cases, and eternity. Any yet one man appears to be doing just fine as he juggles them all in that brilliant mind which God has given him.

Will Pope Francis Balance Compassion and Repentance?

He certainly has his work cut out for him. Pope Francis says he wants to find a "new balance" in the Catholic church as it relates to hot-button moral issues in society and the church. But as the pope attempts to tweak the spiritual focus, will he do what Jesus did in balancing compassion and repentance?

Christ Cannot Be One of Many Gods

Every religion in the world can only be truly understood in the reflection of Jesus Christ. Either Jesus is God, or He isn't. He claimed to forgive sins. Only God can do that. So they killed Him because they thought He wasn't God.

God Will Save Anyone But Not Everyone

There is a reason why Jesus is called "the Savior of the world," and not merely "the mentor" or "the example." Jesus Christ literally saves people from their sins. But not everyone. Only anyone.

Why Priests Should Be Allowed to Marry

Christians are people who trust in Christ's death for their salvation rather than their own religious deeds. They not only trust in Jesus as their Savior, but they also follow Him as their Lord. The Gospel message is the foundation of the Christian faith. And it produces a life of freedom in Christ.

The CNN Interview that Presented Real Christianity

I just finished watching Rick and Kay Warren's interview with Piers Morgan on CNN. If you want to know what real Christianity is about, just watch that interview. Christianity is so much more than words alone. It is power. It is grace. It is blood, sweat, and tears. And it is honest.

Vladimir Putin's 'I Have a Dream' Speech

Two weeks after the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, the president of Russia has issued his own version of the speech to the American people in an op-ed article in the New York Times. Vladimir Putin believes all countries have been created equal by God, and that we Americans should therefore not view our nation as "exceptional."

God Created You to Be a Christian

You were born about 2000 years after Jesus Christ lived, died and rose again from the grave. Before you even entered this world, God had already created you in your mother's womb. And you were created by God for a purpose. You were created to be a Christian.

How to Reverse Weird Feelings About Christianity

When it comes to Christianity, many people never get out of the starting gate. They get stuck at a place where they perceive Christianity and/or Christians as being "too weird" for their liking. It is such a common error that it isn't even surprising to see it when it happens. There has got to be a way around this roadblock, isn't there?

Try Asking God to Overwhelm Your Issue

So you have an issue do you? Welcome to the human race. What's that? You say you have several issues? OK. Try this. Ask your Creator to overwhelm your issue. And then just watch what happens.

What Millennials Needed From Parents and Church

There are various theories floating around today about why "millennials" (ages 18-33) are "leaving the church." But do most of these theories hold water? Or is there a deeper reason why many young people of that generation are not living with a passion to see others come to know Christ and live for Him?

Rejecting Jesus for All the Wrong Reasons

If you are going to make the monumental decision to reject the love of Jesus and His offer of salvation, then at least avoid the trap of doing so for the wrong reason. In other words, get your money's worth out of your decision.

Don't Get Left Pleading at the Door

You and I are not smarter than God. Far from it. So when Jesus, who is God, says that one day people will "stand outside knocking and pleading" to get into heaven, He expects to be taken seriously. (see Luke 13:22-30) Jesus goes on in that passage to describe hell when He states, "There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth." (Luke 13:28) Please consider who it was that made this alarming statement, and then try to imagine what that scene will look like.