Do you notice coldness in Christian circles or the warmth of Christ’s love? “And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matt. 24:12) How we choose to love is a tell-tale sign of whether or not we are a real Christian. I have noticed that many of the cults teach on love and promote love as they hide behind Christianity. One such cult is the Sozo cult. Once someone crosses their path whom they do not like, they withdraw love. They choose hate instead. This makes them… Read More
If God is so good and powerful, why does He allow evil and suffering? A helpful lecture by Dr. Gary DeWeese of Biola University…
“We require God to remove evil after evil until a paper cut is worst evil in world. How can there be a good God if He allows paper cuts?” (Dr. Gary DeWeese) The lecture entitled Solving the Problem of Evil by Dr. Garrett DeWeese; Biola University Christian Apologetics Department is extremely helpful when addressing the valid question, “If God is so good, why does he permit evil and suffering in the world?” I listened to this lecture a while back while in the Christian Apologetics program, and it was outstanding. Dr. DeWeese… Read More
The power of love: what does love look like, actually? Am I loving people the way Jesus asked me to?
You know, so often people overuse and misuse the word love. I’m sure I’ve done it before. We say “love you”, but are we really loving people? We sign our letters xoxoxoxo. Is that love? This was a question I had to ask myself. If Jesus said that the number one command was to love God, and the second most important command was to love people – I had better make sure I am doing it! So, what is love? How do I know for sure that I am loving people? What… Read More
Spiritual myopia. What is it? At the eye doctor the other day, I was reminded of nearsightedness. That is why many people need glasses. They can see objects close up but not far away. The far away objects appear to them as a blur. Until, the glasses are put on. Then they can see the big picture. LIfe gets a whole lot clearer when this happens. Before becoming a Christian, we are all walking around without the precious light of Christ, not really knowing there is a different way. Jesus said He… Read More