Category Archives: Theology

Living fully between already and not yet

Gospel-based living must be understood in the context of “Already (In between) and Not yet.”  This way of seeing things will protect us from perplexing misunderstandings corrected by the apostle Paul in Romans 5-8. The three parts (Already, In between and … Continue reading

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Confused about God in a world of suffering

In our efforts to understand how God relates to the evil actions of humans (or even to His own acts of judgment), we must make some important distinctions concerning God’s will. Continue reading

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What we must know about Satan

The great mystery of tension between the activity of Satan and the sovereignty of God is found in the trials of Job. Continue reading

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The divine origin of Scripture

At the present moment in the life of the Church, there is an urgent need to reaffirm with deep conviction and clarity the divine origin of Scripture. Continue reading

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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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What have we done with God’s good earth?

Instead of asking, “Does God care about how bad things are on this planet?” we ought to be asking, “What have we done with God’s good earth He gave to us for our home?”
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He is jealous for me

“God’s jealousy is not a compound of frustration, envy, and spite, as human jealousy so often is, but appears instead as a (literally) praiseworthy zeal to preserve something supremely precious.” Continue reading

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Human guilt and a Sovereign God?

“God’s sovereignty over the death of Christ does not mitigate the guilt of the human conspirators. On the other hand, the malice of their conspiracy has not caught God flat-footed, as if he had not foreseen the cross, much less planned it.” Continue reading

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Questions for every church leader

When ministries are not effective, leaders who care about the Church ask questions about how to “do” Church better. But are they looking in the right places for answers? Continue reading

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A closer look at the effects of Adam’s sin

There has been a good bit of recent focus on the historical personhood of Adam. Interestingly, after Genesis 5, the Old Testament does not mention Adam. He doesn’t reappear in Scripture until the genealogy of Jesus. There is a kind of … Continue reading

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