Grace (not just a free gift)

"Sola gratia" (by grace alone) made up one of the five "solae" pillars of the Protestant Reformation. The great truth recovered there stemmed from Ephesians 2 where the Apostle Paul declared: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is a gift of God; not of works that... Continue Reading →

The Seven (Prophetic) Churches of Revelation 2-3

The Book of Revelation (not "Revelations") remains a mystery in the minds of the majority of believers. The thought of reading and studying the book intimidates even the most serene of Christians. And who could blame them given its seemingly mythological content of multi-headed dragons, mutated locust warriors, and a cosmic Babylonian harlot, rivaling any... Continue Reading →

Mysteries

And to enlighten all that they may see what the economy of the mystery is, which throughout the ages has been hidden in God, who created all things Ephesians 3:9 I've noticed in several conversations over the last few years that most believers' understanding and articulation of the gospel consists of simplistic, rather carnal principles... Continue Reading →

Biblical Cosmos

I'm quite convinced that Dante's conception of the different regions in the universe comes closer to the genuine revelation in the Bible than most Christians' simplistic, dichotomistic understanding. From my observations, this faulty view of the different regions in the biblically-portrayed universe stems from three things (of which I don't have adequate space in my... Continue Reading →

Purpose

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. - Friedrich Nietzsche With Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life reaching about 40 million and Viktor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning at about 12 million copies sold, it'd be an understatement to say that people are searching for their purpose. When materialism fails to satisfy and the... Continue Reading →

The Twofoldness of the Truth

I recently posted a link to a PDF of Robert Govett's pamphlet entitled The Twofoldness of the Truth. If you're willing to read it (it's not very long), please just skip this post and read the original. If you're short on time or you're curious how I'll summarize it, feel free to continue. When it... Continue Reading →

The River

There is a river whose streams gladden the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. -Psalms 46:4 There is a river! This verse enlivened me this morning in such a strong way. There is a river! I hope that by the end of this post, many would be helped... Continue Reading →

WWJD

To many, "What would Jesus do?" or "WWJD" has become a sort of moral compass to their lives. When confronted with a difficult situation or even in seeing a homeless man begging for money, Christians desire to to imitate their Lord and how He lived His life on the earth. I've been considering this way... Continue Reading →

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