By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going (Heb 11:8). Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Did things turn out the way you planned? When my
Did you ever notice that the New Testament barely mentions the names or actions of the ruling authorities of the day? For example, during the time of Jesus, Caesar Augustus was leading the Roman Republic into its epoch-making transformation into the Roman Empire. Humanly speaking, that was one of the most important events in history,
When Israel followed Moses through the wilderness, God provided manna for them to eat. There God had said, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction” (Exod 16:4, emphasis
Truth Aflame is a Charismatic and Evangelical systematic theology written by Larry Hart, who is professor of theology at Oral Roberts University. I have the first edition. There is a second available here. I was skimming through what he wrote about faith. Hart starts off well: “It is through faith alone—faith plus nothing—that we are
I received a handwritten letter (yes, some people still do that!) asking the question which is the title of this blog. The question concerned a November-December 2017 Grace in Focus magazine article by Bill Fiess and me entitled, “Saving Faith Is Not Heartfelt Trust.” The article was not discussing trust per se, but heartfelt trust.
by Bob Wilkin It was sometime in the 90s, maybe 1996. I was in downtown Dallas at the office of Zane Hodges. I mentioned something about trust to Zane. I think I may have asked, “Do you think that trust is a good synonym for believing in Jesus?” At the time, I thought it was.