Category Archives: Study of God

A Great Statement of Faith

The essence of God’s action in wrath is to give men what they choose, in all its implications: nothing more, and equally nothing less. Continue reading

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Teach this truth to new believers

Discipline is an unavoidable part of God’s plan for spiritual transformation. Christian discipleship should teaching about the fact that, “The Lord disciplines those he loves.” Some Christians are not experiencing spiritual growth because they don’t understand this truth.  ___ A failure to … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding the ways of God

Here’s a truth we can’t afford to ignore, misunderstand or underestimate: “The Lord disciplines those He loves.” Discipline is part of God’s plan for spiritual transformation – for all of His children. If you’ve known the Lord for any length of … Continue reading

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Living within the tension of two truths

  “This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.” The wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. Example #1.  Genesis 45:4-8 “Then … Continue reading

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Do we worship God in Trinity?

 I have enjoyed the resources and dialogue on the Gospel Coalition website (co-founded by D. A. Carson and Tim Keller). They have an excellent Confessional statement  and Vision for ministry. I have participated in a number of discussions and featured one post … Continue reading

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3 tough questions for the Church

How do we treat with utmost seriousness the lines between belief and unbelief, between those who live within the boundaries of saving grace and those who do not, while at the same time remaining open to (with active appreciation for) all that is good, beautiful and true outside of those boundaries? Continue reading

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The problem of evil in the world

by Steve Cornell A survey was taken to ask people what they would want to know from God if they were permitted to ask Him one question. “Why did God allow so much suffering and evil in the world?” was … Continue reading

Posted in Evil in the world, Problem of evil, Sin, Sovereignty, Study of God, Suffering, Trials | 3 Comments