Category Archives: Belief

Meet the citizens of heaven

It might surprise some to meet the true citizens of heaven. Many religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said of them,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. ….You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are” (Matthew 23:14-15). Jesus said to these religious leaders, “religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. …Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you” (Matthew 21:31). Continue reading

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What does it mean to believe?

Belief is not merely an agreement with facts about God. Rarely is unbelief solely a matter of changing one’s mind about facts. Continue reading

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What about those rich people?

Reality is not what post think it is. Do you think of yourself as one of the wealthiest people of human history? The facts about wealth should challenge the way most of us think and live. Continue reading

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A closer look at repentance

What does it mean to repent? Is it a change of lifestyle or a deeper change prior to other changes? Has repentance been misunderstood? Continue reading

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God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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Renewed commitment to boundaries

The demand for absolute liberty of personal choice; the power of each of us to choose and act upon what he or she desires and believes is at the root of our cultural demise. We must face the universal and ugly reality that we are dangerous to ourselves when we embrace freedom without truth and life without limits. Continue reading

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Faith in science?

Naive young people are vulnerable to the impression that science has conclusively proven that nothing beyond nature could have any conceivable relevance to what happens in nature. Continue reading

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