"Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure" (Phil. 2:12-13). For too long I've struggled with these verses,… Continue reading Faith beyond Salvation
If you were asked to picture the worst sin, what would you choose? Would it be murder? Genocide? Patricide? Or perhaps sins that are sexual in nature? You may be right, of course. These may be what John referred to as "sins unto death" (1 Jn. 5:16). But what we often neglect are the "respectable… Continue reading Genesis 11: The Height of Pride
A wave of interest about where we came from recently sprang up. It’s only natural, since the evolutionary story presented to us since childhood doesn’t answer how we fit into our convoluted world. In Paul Gaugin’s self-proclaimed finest painting, “Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?”, he answers the title’s… Continue reading Genesis 10: Table of Nations
God has big plans for all of us. In fact, God's revealed will for mankind can be found in all sixty six books of the Bible. But because this is a blog post and not a dissertation, here are three things that Genesis 9 reveals about God's plans for us!
Noah was stuck in the ark for 150 days. This seems like a lot of days for me, especially without knowing the end date. But we're called to patience and faith--so how do we trust God in the face of trials?