By Gene Greeson INTRODUCTION Twenty-eight years ago, when I was 46 years old, I had set my sights on climbing Mount Everest. My plan was to accomplish that feat in the following years with a group of other climbers. While it was a lofty goal, there were reasons why I thought it was an attainable
By Lucas Kitchen A reader recently claimed that it would be wrong for God to force a Christian-turned-atheist into heaven because it would violate his or her free will. This raises an interesting question. This is my response to that claim. If someone has believed in Jesus for salvation, then these verses apply to him
By Philippe R. Sterling BEWARE OF DOCTRINAL AND MORAL COMPROMISE There are similarities between the New Testament world and ours. When the apostle John wrote down Jesus’ message to the seven churches, philosophies from the East, from Egypt, and from the hills beyond Pergamum were sweeping through the Mediterranean world. People were spiritually hungry, but
By Bob Wilkin Johns Hopkins University, Ottawa University, and Southern Methodist University all have as their motto the Latin translation of “The truth shall set you free”: Veritas Liberabit Vos. A 1975 Syracuse, NY, newspaper article about a treatment program for alcoholics quipped, “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you
By Ken Yates OUR INTRODUCTION “My name is Irene.” Those were the first words she spoke to me. I was in Kenya and had just completed a very long Bible study on the parables of the Lord. The study was conducted in a very humble church in the countryside. It was made of crude sheet
By Kathryn Wright Introduction The NT constantly warns disciples that the world will hate them (Matt 5:11-12; John 15:18-19). Any believer who seeks to follow the Lord in discipleship, obeying His Word, can expect opposition. We see this principle not only in the teachings of the NT, but also in the OT. An example of
By Marcia Hornok At a Bible study early in our ministry, my husband, Ken, asked our group what Bible person we would most like to be. I said, “Eve, when Adam woke up.” We like to think about Scripture’s real-life events, where people expressed the emotions we know—from despair to ecstasy, from weeping1 to belly-laughing.
By Bob Wilkin The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel By Dean Inserra Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2019 203 pp. Paper, $14.99 I have often said and written that most Evangelicals need evangelizing. So, I agree in principle with Inserra. However, there is a major difference in how he and I identify Evangelicals
By Anneka Muller im·pec·ca·bi·li·ty (im-pe-kə-bi-lə-tē) n. 1. being free from fault or blameless: flawless; 2. not capable of sinning or liable to sin. The fact that Jesus never sinned is indisputable. But was it even possible for Him to sin? In His human nature, He was subject to temptation, and some say temptation implies the
By Ken Yates INTRODUCTION There is a board game called Telestrations that my family and I love to play. A major part of the game is that the players draw a picture of a word, and the other players must guess what you drew. There is absolutely no doubt that I am the worst Telestrations
By Zane Hodges* * This article originally appeared in what was then called The Grace Evangelical Society News in the November 1989 issue. (The four-page newsletter came out monthly back then.) Quite a few years ago I was giving the gospel to a young Hispanic man. After a while he said, “It’s no use, Zane.