Apostacy is never a light matter and is always heartbreaking. When we hear of anyone walking away from the faith the appropriate reaction is always sorrow. It is always heartbreaking when someone who has professed faith in and reliance on God’s grace suddenly says God can keep His grace, because I have no need of it. And it is no less or more heartbreaking based on a person’s level of notoriety.
Recently a relatively well
known, in conservative Christian circles, person publicly announced his
apostacy. I’m speaking of course of Josh Harris. And since he so publicly (and
strategically) announced his apostacy there has been much public speculation about
what led to his apostacy.… Continue reading
I read John’s Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress every summer. Originally Titled “This World to That Which Is to Come,” Pilgrim’s Progress is a Christian allegorical tale Bunyan wrote while in prison for the gospel. It features a man by the name of Christian who journey matches the typical ups and downs of the Christian life. Though originally published in February 1678, Pilgrim’s Progress is regarded as one of the most significant works of English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. You can buy a copy or find it free online or for download (or, as I have been trying this year, let Audible.com read it to you).… Continue reading
It is true, my wife doesn’t
like bacon (I know it is pretty shocking). She doesn’t like green (lime?) dots
either. Or Jazz. Or Mel Brooks movies. Or wool socks. All things I love. But that in no way make
her less than me, just different than me.
Usually I do the cooking at home. And the shopping. She picks out the furniture and the décor. That doesn’t make me less than my wife, I just do different things in the home.
On Sunday at church, I preach
and she prays for me while I preach and sometimes mans the soundboard. That in no way makes me better than her, it
just means that we have different roles in the church.… Continue reading
Today I am wrapping up the series on the constitution of man I began February 1. You can read the first instalment here and part 2 here. While it may seem an unimportant topic, it is essential to have a right understanding of the constitutional makeup of man if you are to have a scriptural view of man. This topic impacts other important areas of the christian life and worldview often in unexpected ways. This post focuses on the dichotomy view of man, which I believe is the biblically correct view.
Although certainly not universally held, the predominant view throughout church history has been the dichotomist view. … Continue reading
This week I am continuing the series on the constitution of man I began February 1. You can read the first instalment here. While it may seem an unimportant topic, it is essential to have a right understanding of the constitutional makeup of man if you are to have a scriptural view of man. This topic impacts other important areas of the christian life and worldview often in unexpected ways. This post focuses on the trichotomy view of man the third and final post in this short series will examine the dichotomy view.
As stated previously the trichotomy view holds that man is an amalgam of body, soul and spirit. … Continue reading