“God stands above all human choices and works through human freedom to bring about His own providential goals.” “Theology is mystery.” Of all the great theological mysteries, none is quite so puzzling as the way in which God works with and through mankind. Perhaps the debate is caused by two groups (with noted variations of … Continue reading Concursus Divinus
Why do we need to be justified by faith and not by works (Ephesians 2:8)? “It is as though God had committed to our trust a perfect crystal vase, and had said, ‘if you keep that whole, and present it to me, you shall have a reward.’ But we have cracked it, chipped it; ah! … Continue reading Our Need to Be Justified
God said, "Let there be light" (Genesis 1:3). As soon as God made the decree, light began. Physical light isn't as important as spiritual light. Light is used to describe spiritual truth as opposed to darkness which describes spiritual rebellion and heresy. Jesus himself is the light of men (John 1:4). That spiritual light shone … Continue reading Being Light
"And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him--a threefold cord is not quickly broken" (Ecclesiastes 4:12). Jesus called his apostles and sent them out in groups to do God's work. The disciples were often sent out in pairs so that they would be encouraged and helped by one … Continue reading Encouraging Teamwork
In all great fishing stories, the fish has to get better every time the story is told. After a few repeats the fish becomes unbelievably big. As we look back to the accurate events recorded in the book of Jonah, we have to ask ourselves if it can really be true. The first fact we … Continue reading Was It Really that Big?