Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from June 2018

Mission Work Begins at Home

Mission Work Begins at Home Sophie wanted to be a missionary to the far-flung regions of the world more than anything else. She was convinced that was what she had to do if she was to serve the Lord. Sophie prayed again and again that the Lord would open the door for her to go…

Are there Living Apostles in the Modern Church?

The word “apostles” describes the 12 special representatives appointed by Jesus. He sent them first to the people of Israel and then to all the world — to speak in his name, confirm the message with mighty signs, give testimony to his resurrection, and build up his church. After the suicide of Judas, the number…

Is Universalism a Biblical Teaching?

Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013. Celebrating Mass a couple of months later, he made news with the following statement: “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! And this…

The Father of All Believers

In his letter to the Romans, Paul described Abraham as “the father of all who believe” (4:11). The patriarch deserved this honor, for trust in God characterized his life. He believed the amazing promise that postmenopausal Sarah would bear him a son (v. 19). He even trusted God when commanded to present this precious son…