On the First Day of The Week… (Vos)

There are various biblical reasons why Christians gather together on the first day of the week to worship Christ the risen king. One of the better reasons is a redemptive historical one. What does that mean? Geerhardus Vos explained this well in the section of his book Biblical Theology where he talks about the sabbath.… Continue reading On the First Day of The Week… (Vos)

Sin Shall Gasp Its Last (Manton)

Some people are deathly afraid of death. They do all they can to avoid death. The goal of their life is to not die. But living to avoid death is no way to live. The author of Hebrews calls this being a slave to the fear of death (Heb. 2:15). Furthermore, such a fear of… Continue reading Sin Shall Gasp Its Last (Manton)

Faith, Reason, Evidences (Zacharias)

I always appreciate Ravi Zacharias' lectures and books. He always spoke and wrote with such love and concern for people and it was balanced well with presenting the truths of the Christian faith in an "apologetic" way (as in defending the faith). Here's a section I was reading today from his book, The Logic of… Continue reading Faith, Reason, Evidences (Zacharias)

Easter and the Fear of Hell (Boston)

 Although many people mock the truth of hell's existence, some people struggle with the fear of hell.  Some people are afraid of spending eternity facing a punishment in a place where there is forever weeping and gnashing of teeth.  It's hard to think about suffering God's eternal wrath against sin.  On this topic,  Thomas Boston… Continue reading Easter and the Fear of Hell (Boston)

Behind Death’s Grinning Mask (Luther)

Many Christians for many years have been comforted by Paul's words in his letter to the Philippians: "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain" (Phil. 1:21 NIV); [ἐμοὶ γὰρ τὸ ζῆν Χριστὸς - καὶ τὸ ἀποθανεῖν κέρδος]. I appreciate these comments of Martin Luther on Paul's words: It is a… Continue reading Behind Death’s Grinning Mask (Luther)