The wisdom of God is that characteristic in which He always chooses the best goals, as well as the best means for attaining those goals. Of course, the question arises as to the best goals for whom? Because many people misunderstand this critical point, it leads to wrong views of God's wisdom. These wrong views … Continue reading The Wisdom of God
There is a lot of teaching about how Christians should not be judgmental. In fact, Matthew 7:1 (Do not judge...) now rivals John 3:16 as the most often quoted verse in the Bible. While it is true that Christians should be careful about judging, to what extent should we be non-judgmental? In Who Are You … Continue reading Who Are You To Judge?
In Romans 14, Paul draws on 2 examples to show how "strong" believers should live with "weak" believers. These are the issues of eating meat (Romans 14:2), and holy day observance (Romans 14:5). Why did Paul single out these 2 issues? Surely there were other areas of freedom that the believers of Rome were abusing. … Continue reading When Freedom Destroys
There are many today who talk about the love of God who are complete strangers to the God of Love. Often, it’s seen as a sort of, good natured indulgence, or reduced to a mere sentiment. Many people have a weak spirituality or weak faith because they think of the Love of God in terms … Continue reading The Love of God
Chapters 1-11 of the book of Romans is a rich theological treatise on Salvation. The Apostle Paul discusses the condemned nature of the world (1:18-3:20), justification (4-5), sanctification (6-7), the security that comes with it (8), and how Israel fits into the game plan (9-11). In chapter 12, Paul begins to describe the life of … Continue reading A Life of Love