60 Seconds On Evil and God’s Judgment

One of the things the reality of the day of final judgment can do is give you comfort when you are confronted with violent, vicious evil.  God is a Judge, and He is returning.  So every finally unrepentant rapist or murderer or child abuser (or liar or gossip) will give an account and receive God’s... Continue Reading →

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She Must Not Be Silent

It seems to me that 21st century Western culture says that the church may be fine, but should stay in its own sphere and not really effect public life.  By contrast, God says that the church is His instrument of salvation and reconciliation in the world, and that, however much Hell would like to triumph over... Continue Reading →

He Doesn’t Control Some Things

   That's right.  He controls all things.   Is a trumpet blown in a city,and the people are not afraid?  Does disaster come to a city, unless the Lord has done it?  Amos 3:6 Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it?  Is it not from the mouth of... Continue Reading →

Love and Hate

A Christian should have many loves, because the God He sees and knows as beautiful is the God who made this world.  And, like everybody, all of his hatreds flow from his loves.  But with the healthy  Christian, this principle works out for the benefit of the wider world. The Christian whose heart is in... Continue Reading →

Sentences (Part 3)

   *For previous installments, see here and here. Brevity is a skill I'm trying to hone.  I think it's good to be able to say something you believe to be true and meaningful plainly and in just a few words.  With that in mind, for the third time, here are a few simple theological or moral propositions I contend are true,... Continue Reading →

Christian Grief

   Christian grief always has hope buried deep inside it.  The reason for this is that a Christian is waiting for the returning King, and the King loves him and knows him by name.  Earth, spoiled as she is, is His countryside, and He rules her, and He is coming to throw out all the... Continue Reading →

15 Seconds On Sin Killing Things

   Death entered the world when Satan made sin look promising.  And death enters a life, a marriage, a home, a mind when we believe him again.   Don't be enticed by pornography.  Don't be enticed by the idea of divorce.  Don't be seduced by or attracted to the prospects of gossip, deceit, or greed.... Continue Reading →

45 Seconds On Satan

   Satan seeks to devour souls.  He is an enemy of God, and so he is an enemy of salvation.   Implications? Certainly.   Satan would have you lean on your own understanding, rely on your own intelligence and thinking for stability.  He hates belief in the wisdom of God, which men call folly but... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Want What I Deserve

When it comes to where you'll spend eternity (and who you'll spend it with), every man on earth will either get what he deserves or what Christ deserves. If you want your wages, if you want what you're owed, then you want the first fistful of earth thrown over your coffin.  If, on the other hand,... Continue Reading →

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