The number of people going to church or even claiming Christian faith is in sharp decline. Does the church bear any responsibility for this unsettling trend?
One of the most popular religious beliefs in the U.S. is “once saved, always saved.” Anyone who has had any sort of experience with Christ (no matter how shallow or fleeting) is guaranteed an eternal home in heaven. But the dynamic little book of Jude plainly says otherwise (Jude 1:4-7).
Many heaven jokes feature a conversation with Peter at the pearly gates. Most Christians are able to spot the misconceptions about heaven implied in such jokes. But myths about heaven persist, even in the church.
When you get ready to go to the store, or work, or running around, do you go naked? If you do your going to get into trouble with the law, aside from being extremely embarrassed. We always make sure to get ready. Are you ready? 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a…
Human life is a shadow, a mere breath, a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes (Job 14:2; Ps. 39:5; Jas. 4:14). If this were my last day on earth, how would I live it?
Speaking to the elite Areopagus court, Paul says that God doesn’t overlook ignorance (Acts 17:30-31). But how is that fair to people in countries where the name of Jesus is unknown
The parable of the sheep and the goats (Matt. 25:31-46) poses a probing question. If compassion or its lack were the only criterion on the day of judgment, would I stand or fall?