What Does It Means to Be A Christian?

When evaluating the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 with sober reflection and reduced emotional passion, the best and worse of human nature has been revealed. The heart of more than one dictator has been manifested in state governors, and other officials, who wielded their power in an irrational and capricious manner. Silly rules and regulations were … Continue reading What Does It Means to Be A Christian?

How Does the Lord Remove A Lampstand?

“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write… Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick [lampstand] out of his place, except thou repent” (Rev. 2:1, 5). As I study Revelation afresh, my attention has … Continue reading How Does the Lord Remove A Lampstand?

This is My Country

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”—Psalm 33:12 It was midnight, July 1, 1776, as Caesar Rodney rode hard in the rain, splashing through the mud on his way to Philadelphia where the Second Continental Congress was meeting.  Despite the harsh weather and his own physical pain from a cancerous facial tumor, Rodney … Continue reading This is My Country

If You Love Jesus, You Must Love Others

In English, the word love is comprehensive. It conveys an emotional fondness for ice cream, baseball, a child, and a spouse. In the Greek, the word love is used more precisely. There is eros love. There is philein love. There is agape love. It is instructive that the word eros does not occur in the … Continue reading If You Love Jesus, You Must Love Others

Five Principles of Sowing and Reaping

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7) On October 31, 1517, an obscure Augustinian monk in Wittenberg, Germany wanted … Continue reading Five Principles of Sowing and Reaping

God’s Benevolent Love

Conservative theologians distinguish among three categories of love, as far as they relate to the character of God: God’s Benevolent Love, God’s Beneficent Love, and God’s Complacent Love. Regarding God’s love of benevolence, the prefix, bene, means “good” or, “well.” There is the “benediction” at the end of the service, a “good saying”, whereby the … Continue reading God’s Benevolent Love