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Are People Good?

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been challenged to think about whether or not people are good. Theologically, the question would be best stated this way: what is the moral nature of mankind? Man can certainly come up with his own opinion, but the authority over all truth is the Scripture. Therefore, our beliefs must be formed and based upon the…

Theological Controversies

What is the Bible’s authority on theological controversies? Theological controversies, unfortunately, have been and will be a mainstay in this fallen world until the end of the age. The unregenerate man will always suppress the truth in unrighteousness, becoming futile and foolish in his speculations (Romans 1:18,21). As for the regenerate man, Paul says that in this current age our reason and…

Biblical Infallibility & Authority

What is the relationship between infallibility and authority? Infallibility and authority have been hot topics of debate in theological circles for several centuries. Let’s start by defining these terms. The doctrine of biblical infallibility is the belief that the Bible is true and reliable in all matters it addresses, including assertions and denials. In other words, it will never lead us astray.…

25 Reasons Children Are a Gift from God

God is certainly a good God who has given us so many gifts. One of the greatest gifts that God has given us is children. They are for His glory and for our godliness. I’ve got to confess that God has done a major work in my heart concerning children. It’s not that I used to think ill of them. It’s just…

Deny Christ or Die: What Would You Choose?

I read the following story yesterday and cannot get it out of my mind, especially the first and last sentences of Dibaj’s words to this evil court. What profound, earth-shaking statements! What an awesome defense of the reason for faith and perseverance! I pray that God would grant me a measure of faith to stand before accusation and threats of this extreme…

Biblical Inspiration

I’m beginning to work toward certification as a biblical counselor through the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC). As part of that effort, I have to respond to a series of theological and counseling questions as if I was explaining them to a counselee. After I finish one, I’ll post them here. Hopefully, you will find these helpful. _____________________________ The Bible is…

Boy & Girls Really Are Different

We are all familiar with the old nursery rhyme describing the differences between boys and girls: What are little boys made of? Snips and snails, and puppy-dogs’ tails, That’s what little boys are made of. What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, and everything nice, That’s what little girls are made of. Sure, it’s not science, but it’s true in…

The Last Shall Be First, and the First Last

Every Monday morning I get the privilege of sitting around a table at the Cloverleaf Restaurant in Liberty with a dozen or more pastors from our area. It’s a time of fellowship, devotion, breakfast, and prayer. As we’ve been meeting there over the last several months, we’ve noticed a trend. If the waitress takes your order first, you almost always get your…

This, the Power

Not too long ago I was driving back to Crofton from Bowling Green. Christy and Zachariah were snoozing, giving me a few and far between free reign over the radio. I don’t usually listen to music as I drive because it has a tendency to make me drowsy, but I thought I would throw in a CD that I had recently bought:…