A friend sent me some comments and asks my thoughts: Interested in your opinion. I am trying to craft a reasonable response to the “follow Jesus to be saved” concept. I noticed something: the only times people are told to follow Christ is when He is present and able to be literally followed. The terminology abruptly stops
I’m always on the look-out for simple illustrations of Biblical truths that most people can easily understand. Here’s one— I listened to an evangelist tell the story of how people in his home church grew upset when he started leading people to Christ, and the church began to grow. Some of the old-timers didn’t like
Those of us who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s will remember one of the most famous jingles in retail history: I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid; they got a million toys at Toys R us that I can play with We have idolized childhood, haven’t we? How often
Question: Am I truly being a disciple if I’m doing it alone? Answer: That’s a good question, especially for today, when social media has become a substitute for flesh and blood relationships with real people. There are extreme circumstances where you have no choice but to be alone. I’m thinking about someone who comes to
When grocery shopping, my wife and I would often cave to the kids’ demands that we buy them cheap little toys and goodies. “Can I have a dollar?” “Can you buy me this, please, please, please?” “Can I have two quarters for candy?” We realized it had become a problem when the kids started throwing
My kids are getting to the age where they can ask serious questions about the faith. Recently, we attended the funeral for Abby’s grandfather, Roy Whisler. It was a good funeral. Jesus was front and center. Roy’s nephew officiated, and Abby’s brother gave a eulogy. They both made it clear that Roy believed in Jesus.
When I was an army chaplain, there were many who pushed for ecumenical understanding. This meant that doctrinal differences should not keep us from working and ministering together. We should not let denominational differences keep us from doing the work of the Lord. Sometimes Mark 9:40 was used to support this notion. Jesus is talking
I get lots of emails. Lots of questions. A parent emailed me with concern about their daughter. The youth pastor’s wife has begun to disciple the daughter one on one. The problem is that the youth pastor and his wife teach that unless you are in one-on-one discipleship, you are not a disciple of Christ.
Another good question came to me via email: Thanks for all you do and the ministry you provide for the Body of Christ. My question is concerning 2 Peter 2. From what I gather, the end the false prophet endures is Hell. Peter says that they will experience “the gloom of darkness is reserved forever”