December 11, 2019

Should Christians Burn the Koran?

Terry Jones is a Florida pastor who a few years ago promoted the idea of burning copies of the Koran. This infamous Koran-burning fanatic hasn’t helped the church in the reputation department before the broader world. I’m thankful that most people are wise enough to know that Jones doesn’t represent […]
December 4, 2019

What Are the Marks of a Cult?

In today’s religiously eclectic culture, labeling a group a cult may step on a few toes, but never have ideas moved about so abundantly as they do today. We live in a sound-bite culture where information is multiplying at rapid speeds, and there’s no shortage of false truth claims hanging […]
November 25, 2019

What Is Hell in a Nutshell?

No other doctrine in all of Scripture has troubled me more than the doctrine of hell. The thought of people eternally existing apart from God is heartbreaking—as I suppose it should be. As much as I like the idea that all people will ultimately be saved, I just don’t see […]
November 13, 2019

Will Heaven Be Boring?

We’ve all heard the descriptions of heaven being a place where we will float on clouds, play a harp, and inherit our own set of wings. Fortunately, all three of those descriptions are dead wrong. First, we won’t float on clouds. Second, everyone won’t play a harp. And third, no […]
November 6, 2019

Is the God of the Old Testament the Same God of the New Testament?

Many people wrongly assume that the God of the New Testament differs from the God of the Old Testament. They do so because they perceive the God of the Old Testament as a moody and volatile curmudgeon, while perceiving the God of the New Testament as a judge-free, grace-giving, glorified […]
October 30, 2019

Is God an Angry God?

Is God fuming at the world? A sort of enraged deity who’s foaming at the mouth because of the sins of mankind? To answer this question fairly, we must first qualify what we mean by God’s anger. It doesn’t take long when reading the Bible to see that the Scriptures […]
October 23, 2019

Why Did God Allow Stoning?

Certain portions of Scripture are harder to grasp than others. Such is the case with the stoning passages (see Leviticus 20:27; 24:16; Numbers 15:32-36; Deuteronomy 13:6-11; 21:18-21). I can understand capital punishment, but stoning just seems so barbaric, cruel, and harsh, especially when the commandment is issued to parents to […]
October 16, 2019

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil?

Perhaps the most frequently asked why question is, “If God is good, why is there evil?” This question is so jarring that many cannot stomach the idea of a God who could allow for the ghastly, unspeakable evil we see in our world. Is it possible for a good God […]
October 9, 2019

How Does Evil Reveal the Greatness of God?

You’ve probably heard the statement, “If God is good, why is there evil?” But here is a twist: “Can evil demonstrate something beautiful about the greatness of God?” It can. While many can picture a nirvana free from the stain of sin, few can digest a good, loving God who […]
October 2, 2019

Is God a Genocidal Maniac?

The New Atheists love to paint God as a genocidal maniac. Many critics of the Bible have accused Christians of serving a maniacal God who obliterates many seemingly innocent nations in the Old Testament. At first blush it may seem as if God is a moral tyrant, but this is […]