Category: Theology Plainly Spoken

The Importance of Fearing the God You Love

Aside from atheists and people in false religions, most people would argue that God should be loved. Jesus went so far as to say that...

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The Binding of Satan as Seen in the Birth (and Survival) of Jesus

Jesus once said, “No one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the...

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Do Hurricanes Just Happen?

Though some postulate that hurricanes are spawned merely by natural causes, this answer is one “cause” too short. The Bible teaches they are first decreed by God. The Psalmist...

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If It Walks Like a Goat . . .

A recent news report told about two robbery suspects who were being pursued by the police in a third-world country. When the officers rounded...

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For Whom Did Christ Die?

Did Christ die for you? Was the act that was meant to pay the just penalty for man’s sins specifically calculated with you in mind? Was Christ cognizant...

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Does Jesus Believe in You?

In John 2:23-25 the apostle uses an interesting play on words to describe Jesus’ response to many who claimed to believe in Him. Now when He was in...

Babylonian?

I talked with a charter member of the church I attended in another town that Sunday, a church with less-than-conservative views on the Bible. The question I asked was designed not only...

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The Threefold Newness of Marriage

Weddings are celebrations of love, of commitment, and of hope for the future. But they are also a time to recognize and celebrate newness, even the newness of...

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Understanding Love

The world does not understand the love of God in Jesus Christ. But the world loves to talk about love. It is often used with reference to trivial things like, “I...