After twenty years I picked up Schaeffer’s book again. I am more in a quest for true spirituality than ever before. When I first read Schaeffer I was thrilled by his intellectual approach to a post-Christian (his term) America. I still think he was a prophet before his time in this regard. His warning about […]
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Martin Hengel wrote this book in 1977 but somehow I missed it in all my reading on the life of Christ and New Testament history. It is a short (98 pages) but very detailed presentation of the history of crucifixion in the ancient or Biblical world. Much of the book is detailed, footnoted, descriptions of […]
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
“The cross liberates us from the fear of death and the need to live a lie. It acts as a powerful antidote to our natural tendency to be frightened or anxious about our situation in the world. It allows us to face death with a quiet and calm confidence, knowing that its sting has been […]
“All men have a conscience (Rom. 2:15) and it can be a right guide (John 8:9). It may also only seem to be right when actually it is leading the person down the wrong road (Acts 23:1).” Charles Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life, p. 42.
“Conscience is that inner judge that warns us when we have done wrong, or praises us when we have done right.” Warren Wiersbe, Songs in the Night, p. 18.
“Let us remember that the taste of God’s love towards us cannot be had by us under chastisements, except we be fully persuaded that they are fatherly scourges by which he chastises us for our profit. No such thing can occur to the minds of the reprobate, for they are like fugitives.” John Calvin, Epistle […]
George Washington: The U.S. is “A government which to bigotry gives no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” Os Guinness, Character Counts, p. 59.
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]