I saw one of the most beautiful scenes of my life when I was 19 years old. I was sitting in the living room of a cottage in a valley. There was a large window in front of me. As I looked out the window, there was a crystal-clear stream flowing between two large trees.
For some people in Christianity, baptism and the Lord’s Supper have lost their meaning. When babies are baptized, as they are in many groups (Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Reformed, Lutheran), they are not confessing anything. The parents are promising to raise the child in the Christian faith; the one baptized has no say in the
Have you ever tried to make yourself out to be better than you are? Maybe you were trying to impress a girl or land a job or gain someone’s esteem, but whatever the case, you felt pressured to cover up. That instinct goes back to the Fall. After they ate the forbidden fruit, Adam and
I was taught Dispensationalism at Dallas Theological Seminary (1978-85). That is the view that there is a distinction between Israel and the Church, that the Church began in Acts 2, and that God has had different laws and expectations for people during the six dispensations until now (innocence, conscience, human government, promise, Law of Moses,