This brings us to the E in S.L.E.D—environment. Pro-choicers argue that since the unborn is located in a different environment than a born human, it being inside of its mother’s womb instead of outside of it, it is less like a person and therefore has less right to life. It is true that environment affects many things, but a person’s environment or location does not determine their value as a human being.
We don’t have to look far to see that humans want their own way. A toddler doesn’t need to be taught to throw a tantrum in the grocery store—his natural tendency is to selfishly want what he wants. It’s in our sinful nature to desire our own way. We can learn the truth about our… Continue reading How Depravity Reveals Our Dependence
How often do we experience disputes where someone has to step in to dissolve a situation? An everyday example for many of us may be when children fight over a toy and we step in to remedy the situation. To step in to dissolve or remedy a situation is to act as a mediator. As… Continue reading Christ Our Better and Eternal Priest
Take a moment to think of that one sin—you know, the one that just keeps creeping up and bearing its ugly head. Is it laziness? Gossip? Porn? Greed? Whatever it may be, what steps are you taking to kill it? By God’s grace, He doesn’t allow His children to live in sin (1 John 3:6).… Continue reading The Battle Against Sin and Self
I quickly became aware of ‘numbers driven baptism’ when we moved to the Bible belt for a few years. Revivalists reported people coming to Christ and being baptized in the thousands on any given night. Please don’t hear me undermine the Holy Spirit’s power to regenerate thousands at any point He chooses, but do hear… Continue reading Identifying with Christ in Baptism
God doesn’t rip out the blood-pumping organ in our chest, but gives us new desires. He changes our will. He gives us a new nature. This is what it means to be spiritually alive.
We don’t need new or flashy words from God when we have His Word solidified for us. We can have complete confidence and assurance that we aren’t missing out on crucial information about God and the salvation He offers.
Because of Christ’s substitution on the cross for sins, we have access to our Creator, and not only as our Creator, but as our Father as well.
God is distinct from mankind in His ability to be consistent in who He is and to do what He does perfectly, but He also created mankind with the ability to imitate His character in some ways. God’s attributes that we can imitate are referred to as communicable attributes, and His attributes that are distinct to God alone are called incommunicable attributes.