But to all who did receive him, he gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in his name, who were born, not of natural descent, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13, CSB) The Bible teaches two truths … Continue reading Sovereignty and Responsibility
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of him. This is how we know that we love God’s children: when we love God and obey his commands. 1 John 5:1-2, CSB When Jesus was asked what the most important … Continue reading Loving God and Neighbour
“And He will stretch over it the line of desolation And the plumb line of emptiness.” (Isaiah 34:11, NASB) These words form part of an oracle by God against the sinful nations around Israel and Judah. Here, He warns them that He is ready to execute vengeance against the injustices that they’ve been committing, and … Continue reading The God Who De-Creates and Re-Creates
“‘Have I now come up without the Lord’s approval against this land to destroy it? The Lord said to me, ‘Go up against this land and destroy it.’” (Isaiah 36:10) When the Assyrian military leader came up to the men of Jerusalem, he used this argument to try and convince them to surrender. He claimed … Continue reading Who Speaks for God?
"It's not enough to beg, you have to demand what you want from God!" "God wants us to be healthy and wealthy!" "You give God permission to do what He wants!" "Speak what you will into existence!" "You can get anything you want in Jesus' name if you name it and claim it!" "Take the … Continue reading A Word Regarding “Word of Faith” Teaching