"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
This is the second thing I'm posting today as an apology for having been absent for so long--sorry! Please enjoy a poem I wrote for my family while I was in college. I Have Missed It All The first night I slept with two kind strangers And closed two tired eyes in sleep; I felt… Continue reading I Have Missed It All
I've been busy in Peru, but I wanted to take the time to share a poem with you on God's wonderful sovereignty, and how we can rest on Him amid our struggles.
The news is a complicated medium. It’s meant to tell us the truth, but that rarely sells us as well as the exaggeration. But while many of us aren’t as villainous or as heroic as the news portrays them, we’re still capable of both extremes.
Some people may not agree, especially when you consider that would mean we’re all capable of atrocities like Hitler’s genocide, but there’s no other explanation to why both good and evil are possible. If it’s just some people’s nature to be evil, then why were they such normal children? And why was the “common man” persuaded to put them in power and keep them there?
It only makes sense if we all have both choices available to us. Here are 3 biblical proofs that we—not the circumstances or environment—are the problem:
When we think of Adam, we think of some distant Bible character who is long gone and dead. And while that may be true, he's not too different from the rest of us. Here are some surprising (but obvious) ways in which we're not too different from Adam.