Often it is assumed that followers of Jesus don't struggle with the tough questions of faith. Nothing could be further from the truth. We struggle just as anyone else struggles.
There is hope. We will rise up. Great awakening is coming. Don't think it, know it. We see great struggle, brokenness, and strife. But we don't look upon the world, we look upon Jesus Christ, our glorious risen savior. Therefore we have great hope.
The scriptures are very clear: Wisdom begins with fearing God. This offends our modern sentiments. Why? I suppose because we assume fear is a bad thing. But is fear always bad?
There is a progressive element in the world today that seeks to redefine and change things in society to reflect the subjective views of a select few of elite social engineers.
Usually when someone brings up "the culture war" it's in the context of talking about the mean, bad, "Christian Right" these terrible Christian supremacists (as Tim Keller called them) who won't stop fighting and being mean and driving people away from Christ. But is this characterization accurate?
What teachings of the scriptures encapsulate the requirements for eternal life? We're going to look at some scriptures, and some instructions in those scriptures for how to receive eternal life, live it out on Earth, and how to be found as a faithful servant when we meet Jesus in heaven.
I've come to believe that holiness to the Lord is the great missing piece of Christianity in modern evangelicalism. In the face of so many multiplied evils in our world, many of us have thrown up our hands and rejected the truth of the scriptures: That we can be holy in a fallen world.
We don't take sin near seriously enough in western Christianity. And that's a big reason why the church looks a lot like the world. We don't recognize the need for true repentance. We're filled up on grace, but what we need is true repentance.
Tithing is a concept from the Bible, from the Old Testament, that we give 10 percent of our income to God. Sound like too much? It's all His anyway. It's not ours. God owns everything.
Solomon's legacy is quite full of contrary themes. King Solomon worshiped God almighty and established the temple, yet Solomon was later turned to foreign gods.
When I first became a part of the family of Christ I was pretty clueless. I had no idea how to study the Bible, and I didn't really know how to pray. Prayer is insanely important to the Christian life. If you aren't praying at least once a day it's hard to say that your even a Christian.
In the curiously seeking stage, one thinks there might be something to all this, but is not sure. One also struggles with old biased views of Christianity.
The excesses of the Millennials are possibly the most severe of any generation in human history.
Let's talk about the truth. It's out there, I promise you. The bad news is that it tends to be hidden behind a phalanx of lies.
Look to Christ, not the church.
Can we march upon the black gates? Can we drive our forces into the heart of darkness, to wage the battle of the last alliance?
Consider the letters of Paul to the early churches. There was scandal after scandal, problems, issues, controversies and we expect something different today?
Is there really life after death? Or is this life all there is? It's a question that we ignore, we toss aside, and eventually ponder.
It is true that a theistic God exists? Go ahead, and test your knowledge.
We live in a time of clashing worldviews. We live in a time of great corruption and uncertainty.
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Donald Trump opened a Pandora's box by winning the election. Now every star thinks they have what it takes to run a country. Imagine Hulk Hogan, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Rock, Katy Perry or even Kanye West sitting in the Oval Office?
Racism does still exist in America.
Satan has a framework of attacks he levies against us. None of them are new, there is nothing new under the sun, and these are the same attacks he's levied against humanity since the beginning of time. Satan's chief weapons are temptations and lies.
We are complex beings, with complex thoughts and complex bodies that keep us going. We have so many desires that cause us to want to flee from God and ignore God and shun God.
It's important we understand the complexities of what salvation is, how we can have it, and how we can keep it.