Category «Theology»

God Says They Are True

I believe certain doctrines because God says they are true; and the only authority I have for their truth is the Word of God. I receive such and such doctrines, not because I can prove them to be compatible with reason, not because my judgment accepts them, but because God says they are true. Now, …

What Are You Thinking About?

Paul finishes up with our praying in Philippians 4:6-7. Then he says we are to set our minds upon the things that will bring us to be more like Christ. Proverbs 23:7 says For as he thinks within himself, so he is. What are you thinking about? Paul writes… Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever …

Faith

Faith, obviously, is not a mere matter of feeling. It cannot be, because one’s feelings in this kind of condition can be very changeable. A Christian is not meant to be dejected when everything goes wrong. He is told to “rejoice”. Feelings belong to happiness alone, rejoicing takes in something much bigger than feelings; and …

Praise be to God (Laus Deo)

Meditate, dear friends, upon the whole range of God’s works in Creation and Providence. There was a period when God dwelt alone — and creatures were not. In that time before all time, when there was no day but “The Ancient of Days,” when matter and created mind were alike unborn, and even space was …

Christians And Voting

There are Christians who say that you should not vote in parliamentary elections, and that you should not take any interest in this world’s affairs at all. But that is not true to scriptural teaching for the Christian is still a citizen of this world and belongs to the secular realm. He knows that this …

God’s Great Joy in Redemption

I said this fifteen years ago when we went through the gospel of Luke and came to this chapter. I don’t remember how many messages I preached on this chapter, but I think it was at least ten or more, and I, at the time, said I may be introducing something to you that you …

What is Divisiveness?

I think it will surprise you that Paul regards a divisive person, as one who departs from sound doctrine and the teachings of God’s Word. While we might define divisiveness as taking a strong stance on doctrine and purposely causing division in the church. Not for Paul, divisiveness was anything that went against the gospel …

My Grace Is Sufficient

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in your weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 Not your strength, not your wisdom, not your prayers, not your experience; …but “My grace”—My free, My matchless grace, independent of all works and efforts, independent of everything in the creature—flowing wholly and solely, fully and freely, …

It Was All Grace

“Those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified;and those He justified, He also glorified.” Romans 8:30 The justified sinner stands the closest to God, of any created being in the universe. Nearer to the throne of the Eternal, he cannot stand. What marvelous love! Who will dare assert that salvation …

What Is Worship?

Worship cannot be isolated or relegated to just one place, time, or segment of our lives. We cannot verbally thank and praise God while living lives of selfishness and carnality. That kind of effort at worship is a perversion. Real acts of worship must be the overflow of a worshiping life… As God warms the …