These verses should also inform us that because of our inclination to go wrong, a healthy dose of self-doubt regarding our ability to understand and apply the Bible is advisable. Our first parents displayed the ability to distort what God said and if we are honest, we will admit that we share this with them. It is our nature to hear what we want to hear and avoid the rest.
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
I borrowed the title of this post from a song written by Bo Diddley and also recorded by Eric Clapton, but it seemed appropriate for my topic. In responding to the cultural climate, unfortunately large segments of the church fall prey to one of two errors. One extreme is to acquiesce to the culture and […]
It has the ring of truth . . .
One of the things I enjoy about reading the Bible is how real the characters are. With the exception of Daniel and Jesus, we read stories of men and women who were seriously flawed but were used by God to bring about his will for humanity.
Book Review: From God to Us by Geisler and Nix
This post is a review of the book, From God to Us by Geisler and Nix. A work that should be on the shelves of any serious Bible student.
You have heard . . . but I say – It is all about the heart
Jesus produces a series of contrasts that he uses to show us that external obedience is not enough to please God, he also wants our hearts to be right.
Where preaching goes awry
Preaching which provides information without pushing for transformation does not build the church. In this post we identify why true preaching calls us into deeper relationship.