Recently I received a question about the parable found in Matt 20:1-16. The person asking the question wanted to know the meaning of the parable. It seems to argue against the doctrine of rewards. In the parable the Lord speaks of a landowner that hires laborers to work in his vineyard. The landowner hires five groups
A reader sent me an email about the passing of Pastor Tom Rodgers last year. Here is what he wrote: I believe you knew Tom Rodgers over in Wichita Falls, and I imagine you were aware of his passing recently. He and Reggie Coe were our pastors back in the early 1980s when we were stationed there
I received the following excellent question via email: Thank you for your daily blogs. They are (for the most part) a great encouragement. I’m still not on board with your women in ministry position. Today’s blog was great, and it raised a question for me. Near the end you said, “I am a cracked pot. While
Bill Fiess sent me some interesting quotes about eternal rewards from various authors. The ones he sent from C. I. Scofield I found to be very helpful. See what you think. C. I. Scofield, Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth, 1921, p. 91. God’s purpose in promising to reward with heavenly and eternal honors the faithful service of
This question just popped into my Inbox: I’ve noticed there are passages in the Bible that appear contradictory. While some passages talk about grace, other passages speak of obedience. I suspect this is the reason for so much confusion among believers. I’m curious what you make of the following passage: “though He was a Son,
A reader wondered: I thought of Revelation 4:10-11, where it says the 24 Elders will cast their crowns down before the feet of Jesus. The Grace New Testament Commentary doesn’t say much on this. I looked at another commentary and it said that maybe we will be so full of gratitude that we will be
In a recent blog I suggested that missed rewards would be missed forever. One person strongly disagreed and commented in response that “rewards are for time, 1000 years, not eternity.” Someone else responded to that comment with this question: “Where does the Bible tell us that rewards are just for a short time? It is
I received the following email: I understand the deadly consequences of unrepentant sin in this life. But I don’t get the idea of negative consequences at the Judgment Seat of Christ. What deadly consequences would there be? In 1 Cor 3:10-15 it sounds like any wood, hay, or stubble works will simply be burned up.