Category: Theology Plainly Spoken

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The Worth of Warnings (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article we discussed the value and purpose of biblical warnings to believers—warnings about making salvation certain. Now I want to challenge you...

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Reclaiming Your Eyes from Pornography

I used to watch my dad brand cattle. I still remember the awful smell. The bovines would wail at the momentary pain, and the smoke from singed hair...

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Love is Dangerous

“And I will gladly spend and be spent for your souls; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved” (2 Cor. 12:15). These are the words...

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Unless You Believe: The Starting Place

I understand that doubts can be a problem. But in the passage below, Jesus says there is something we must believe if we expect forgiveness for our...

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The Problem With “Panmillennialism”

“I’m not amillennial, postmillennial, or premillennial. I’m pan-millennial.” “Huh?” “Yep, I’m pan-millennial—I believe it will all pan out in the end!” I’ve occasionally heard this humorous remark made when...

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The Mighty Hand of God

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God (1 Peter 5:6) “God is spirit” (John 4:24). He has no hands. “Hand” is anthropomorphic language, used to describe...

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The Greatest Understatement Ever Made

Inconspicuously penned like a hurried postscript to a lengthy letter, we find what is perhaps the greatest understatement ever made, unadorned and unpretentious. The sum total of this...

Understanding Man’s Inability

The Bible speaks of two kinds of people: those who have been “born again” (John 3:3, cf. James 1:18), and those who remain in their sinful corruption—the “natural man” (1...

Understanding God’s Purpose in Sending His Son

. . . and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)God the Father sent His Son...