How Is Living Faith Demonstrated?

I’ve often heard Christians say, “The evidence of salvation is good works,” while others have said, “No, the evidence is inward belief.” Why do Christians feel the need to make a distinction here? While it is true that both are evidence of salvation, proponents of each needn’t argue in favor of one over the other; it’s completely unnecessary.

Make no mistake about it: Christians are Continue reading “How Is Living Faith Demonstrated?”

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Importance of Social Media in Evangelism

For years, I had no interest in using social media for any reason; I thought it was dumb, to be honest. My thoughts haven’t changed much since then, having used it for a couple of years now, but let me share with you the reason I started in the first place. Continue reading “Importance of Social Media in Evangelism”

Why Would God Allow Evil?

When considering this question, it’s not advisable to do so with an emotional appeal. In order to address this question effectively, we must do so from an intellectual perspective . . . not an emotional one.

To ask, “What kind of God would allow evil and suffering in the world?”, is Continue reading “Why Would God Allow Evil?”

Police Are Ministers of God

For the purpose of this post, I am going to refrain from sharing my thoughts on the officer’s careless and reckless behavior (or lack thereof) concerning the recent school shooting in Parkland Florida . . . let’s put that aside for a moment.

Having said that, I think there are way too many people who Continue reading “Police Are Ministers of God”

How to Pray

When it comes to prayer, look no further than the model put forth by Jesus himself . . . when He said, “This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen” (Matthew 6:9-13).

Now some manuscripts don’t have Continue reading “How to Pray”

Christian Apologetics Course

Starting March 4th, I will be teaching a class on Christian apologetics, a topic I am very passionate about. For those of you who are unfamiliar with apologetics . . . basically, it is a branch of Christian theology that seeks to explore the rational warrant for Christian truth claims. Contrary to popular belief, there are actually good reasons to believe that Christianity is true, and that’s what apologetics is all about.

The class will also focus on Continue reading “Christian Apologetics Course”

The Unforgivable Sin

If Jesus paid the price for all sins, how is there a sin that He didn’t pay for? How is there a sin that won’t be forgiven? Is this a contradiction?

We are introduced to the “unforgivable sin” by Jesus when He says, “And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven” (Matthew 12:31). What is meant by blasphemy against the Spirit?

To blaspheme the Spirit is really to Continue reading “The Unforgivable Sin”

Verses About Blind Faith

There seems to be a grave misimpression among skeptics regarding the meaning of faith. It is true that Christianity is a faith; it is also true that faith is needed for salvation. However, suggesting that Christians blindly believe something to be true without any evidence is Continue reading “Verses About Blind Faith”

God Became Man

A good friend of mine once told me that he learned a lot about God’s love when he finally had kids. I asked him, “Why is that?” What he told me was fascinating . . . He said, “When they’re born, you love them so much, for no reason; you realize that they’ve done nothing to earn Continue reading “God Became Man”

What Is the Doctrine of Original Sin?

The Doctrine of Original Sin is the idea that all humanity after Adam has been born sinners because of Adam’s sin. Whether this doctrine is true or not is irrelevant to the truth of Christianity . . . because one can still be an orthodox Christian without holding strictly to it. I say strictly because I think there are two variations of original sin that need to be identified here.

The first variation is Continue reading “What Is the Doctrine of Original Sin?”