Grace in Focus – February 1989
Doctrinal Déjà Vu An Old Issue: Faith and Assurance
“What goes around, comes around,” people often say. And though they rarely do so, they could say it about theological controversy, too! Recently my attention was called to a hundred year old book entitled, Discussions by Robert L. Dabney, D.D., L.L.D., Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Texas, and for Many Years Professor
Whose Interpretations Should I Trust? (Part 1 of 2)
Should we pay attention to the Scriptural interpretations of others? Should we allow the views of others to influence our understanding of Scripture? A complete reliance on the views of some individual or group (e.g., our denomination, our parents, the one who led us to Christ, or first pastor, our current pastor, etc) is dangerous.
Whoever Means Whoever
“For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). One can share the gospel from a host of passages. There are over 100 verses in the Bible which say that whoever believes in Jesus Christ has everlasting
Can a Scientist Be a Christian? The Testimony of Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler was a famous German astronomer and mathematician who lived from 1571 to 1630. Recently while reading a book about Galileo which touched on Kepler, I was deeply moved by his story. The following is taken from the book, The Galileo Connection: Resolving Conflicts Between Science and the Bible (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press,
“Are You a Christian?”
By J. Wilbur Chapman …I was studying for the ministry, and I heard that D. L. Moody was to preach in Chicago. I went down to hear him. Finally I got into his after-meeting. I shall never forget the thrill that went through me when he came and sat down beside me as an inquirer.