Knowledge and Emotional Experience (Boice)

In the opening pages of Foundations of the Christian Faith, James Montgomery Boice talked about knowledge in general and also about knowing God. He explained that in our context, there are two main views of knowledge: knowledge by reason alone and knowledge by experience. Concerning the latter, here's what Boice wrote back in 1986: In… Continue reading Knowledge and Emotional Experience (Boice)

The Great Benefits of Election (Boice)

The doctrine of election that Scripture teaches is not a dry, meaningless dogma that has no bearing on our Christian life. Yes, the Bible does teach unconditional election (cf. Eph 1, Rom. 9-11). And once we really think about election from a biblical perspective, we see it is very important, meaningful, and influential for us… Continue reading The Great Benefits of Election (Boice)

God is My Fortress, My Strength, and My Help (Boice)

Most of us know well the opening words of Psalm 46: "God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.  Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas..." (Ps. 46:1-2 CSB). This is an awesome Psalm to memorize for comfort, strength, and… Continue reading God is My Fortress, My Strength, and My Help (Boice)

Problem with Election – or Depravity?

 Boice’s commentary on Ephesians is a masterpiece. “When people have trouble with election – and many do – their real problem is not with the doctrine of election, although they think it is, but with the doctrine of depravity that makes election necessary.” “The question to settle is: How far did the human race fall… Continue reading Problem with Election – or Depravity?