Here's an excellent devotional thought for today. It's from one of my favorites: Knowing God by J. I. Packer. What is the purpose of grace? Primarily, to restore man's relationship with God. ...Grace is God drawing sinners closer and closer to Himself. How does God in grace prosecute this purpose? Not by shielding us from… Continue reading We Dare Not Trust Ourselves… (Packer)
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)
I realize that rap or hip-hop is not everyone's favorite music genre or style. And, of course, some rap and hip-hop songs are explicit, downright filthy, and not for Christian ears. But I really enjoy this style of music when it steers clear of the filth and explicit themes. Unlike some other music, rap/hip-hop can say… Continue reading I’ll Keep On by NF (Music Monday)
Once upon a time, in a Reformed church, a visiting pastor used the phrase “receive Christ” in a sermon. Some people afterwards said the man was Arminian because he used the phrase in a positive way. On a similar note, I’ve heard Calvinists explain that we can’t use the term “accept Jesus” because it’s an… Continue reading Receiving Christ?