There was a recent article in a widely-read publication entitled, “Judgment Day Excuses that Won’t Work.” The article was right, but the title was off the mark.
Many people think Judgment Day will seem like a courtroom drama such as “Perry Mason.” They think God will sit on the judgment bench ruling on the trials of billions of people. Jesus never taught that scenario. Continue reading “True judgment scene”
“I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner – not even to eat with such a person” (1 Corinthians 5:9-11 NKJV).
I spend a lot of time in what are often referred to as “third world countries.” This designation primarily reflects levels of economic development, with the third world lagging well behind other nations in terms of wealth, standard of living, technological development, education and other similar categories. Continue reading “Just where is the real world?”
God’s laws are not arbitrary. They are designed to produce and maintain a distinctive people, one belonging to God and taking on his nature. God’s people are different. Continue reading Children of the Lord
If Athaliah had succeeded in her wicked plot, the line of David would have been stopped more than 800 years too early. 2 Kings 11:1 describes the desperate times: “When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal heirs” (NKJV). Continue reading A Good King's Poor Judgment