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When Christians Manipulate the Trinity to Push Forth Their Agenda

When a Christian Manipulates the Trinity to Push Forth Their Agenda

Our God is triune. No true Christian denies this, but how exactly to articulate this truth eludes most believers. Because of our limited knowledge or more nefarious purposes, we may insert our personal views into our theology of the Trinity, which manipulates the Trinity to… Continue Reading …

Eternal God Is the Beginning and the End at Once

God Is the Beginning and the End

Did you know that, as you face struggles today, not only does God have a glorious outcome in mind, but He is currently present at what is—to you—the future resolution of your problems? Your life comes to you moment by moment, and it slips away… Continue Reading …

The Anniversary of the Worst Day of My Life

The Anniversary of the Worst Day of My Life

Two radically different things are knowing God through personal study and experiencing Him in the crucible of suffering. This autobiographical short story briefly walks you through the worst day of my life, the day I met the Lord in the crucible of suffering. Everything changed… Continue Reading …

God’s Simplicity, a Majestic Matter to Comprehend

God's Simplicity, a Majestic Matter to Comprehend

Did you know that God is simple? Does it shock you to hear me say that? Nothing but God could possibly be as complicated for a creature to understand, and yet He is simple in the sense that He is not composed of parts. A… Continue Reading …

How Do You Want to Suffer, With or Without God?

All people born in Adam have no choice about personal suffering (Genesis 2:16-17). It is part of the human condition. Not even Christ could escape it. To be human is to suffer. Knowing this reality about suffering is the bad news, but there is good… Continue Reading …

It Is Not Remotely Possible to Break God’s Heart

It Is Not Remotely Possible to Break God's Heart

Have you ever heard someone say that something breaks God’s heart? What do you think about when you hear such things? Do you understand the implications of having a God that feels your pain? The doctrine of impassibility holds that God is incapable of suffering.… Continue Reading …

God Does Not Need Us; His Love Is Perfect and Unmanipulated

God Does Not Need Us; His Love Is Perfect and Unmanipulated

Imagine not needing someone to make you happy. There are so many benefits to the non-needy individual; one of them is the perfect freedom to love others without worrying about what they may or may not do. God is like this. He does not need… Continue Reading …

Our Built-In Finite Limitations of Understanding an Unlimited God

Our Built-In Finite Limitations of Understanding an Unlimited God

Someone said a good way to think about infinity is to think of the largest number in the world and add one to it. Keep adding a digit to it forever; that is infinity. It’s helpful, but when you say God is infinite, our best… Continue Reading …

The Best and Second Best Reasons to Study Theology

The Best and Second Best Reasons to Study Theology

Do you study your Bible primarily to learn and grow or to know God most of all? I will make the case that the study of theology could be detrimental to your life if you do not see your primary reason for studying theology as… Continue Reading …

Why Does God Bless Some, But Not Others?

Why Does God Bless Some, But Not Others?

Why God blesses some and does not bless others is a complex and sensitive issue requiring theological carefulness. Without that kind of carefulness, you might have a misunderstanding of the Lord and His purposes in your life. Recently, a supporting member wrote me asking why… Continue Reading …

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