Posts Tagged: sin

Three Ways the Resurrection of Jesus Can Transform Your Life Today

    Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission.   Some of the greatest skeptics have been convinced by the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. These include literary geniuses (C.S. Lewis), lawyers (Simon Greenleaf), cold case detectives (J. Warner Wallace), historians (Will Durant), journalists (Lee Strobel) and many more. As my father… Read more »

Is Being Good Enough to Get to Heaven?

    Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission.   Some time ago, I had an in-depth discussion with a college student about the morality of hell. Even though I provided every philosophical and theological justification I could muster, he simply couldn’t accept that a loving and just God would send anyone to… Read more »

If God is Love, Does Our Sin Matter?

God is love

If we view God as “always loving,” can we be nonchalant about our sin? MercyMe, one of my favorite contemporary Christian bands, is known for penning a number of songs about God’s grace covering sin. “Smile like you just got away with something,” croons the band. “Why? ‘Cause you just got away with something. Ever… Read more »

Objective Truth: Christian Response to Postmodernism

Christian Response to Postmodernism

Conveniently Ignoring Objective Truth. “If you are anything like me,” says noted Christian author and speaker Lisa Bevere, “you want to love the broken people around you.” But so often Christians are told they’re being judgmental and hateful if they don’t accept the false version of love that accepts everything — no matter how destructive… Read more »

Was Jesus Really Without Sin?

Jesus Without Sin

It’s a critically important question. If the holy, morally perfect God were to become incarnate as a human being, one would reasonably expect that He would live a good and righteous life. We have solid reasons to think that Jesus Christ did fit this description. Let’s look at biblical references, both by Jesus and about… Read more »

The Bible: Just a Rule Book of “Thou Shalt Nots”?

A lot of people get hung up on what they see as the Bible’s negativity. The Bible gets a bum rap for being “negative,” for being a bunch of rules one has to follow, if God is to be good to us. God’s Word definitely contains “Thou shalt nots,” but God’s intention is not to limit our human experience. … Read more »

Holding on to the Truth

I remember meeting you in a parking garage in Orlando during the  2012 YPS conference. I was on staff at Global Youth Ministry at the time and you walked up to the group I was in—I had seen you before and you looked familiar to me but I didn’t know why. You began questioning me… Read more »