Category Archives: Unbelief

It’s not only about what you do, but …

Does our emphasis on what people “do” overshadow a truth that comes before obedience to God? Continue reading

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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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Should we always use the Bible in witnessing for Christ?

My title for this post might be a bit misleading… I think the diversity of models for outreach in Acts 17 deserves more thoughtful dialogue in the Church today. Continue reading

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When faith causes doubts

Some struggle with doubt but faith has often caused me to struggle. Continue reading

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He says he’s a Christian, but …

How can we know if someone is a true follower of Christ? Is it right to try to discern the authenticity of another person’s faith? Isn’t this a private matter between the person and God?  I can think of a … Continue reading

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Five ways to understand unbelief

Unbelief is… An Identification: Jesus said, “You do not believe because you are not my sheep” (John 10:26).  Since you stand outside of those who belong to Christ, you do not/cannot believe in Him (Acts 13:48; John 6:44, 63-65; 8:47). … Continue reading

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