Posts Tagged: sin

Why God? He Gets Our Act Together

our act together

“Why God?” Welcome to our new blog series where we dive in and answer that question! In this first post, we are reminded to rely on His power, not ours, to get our act together. In his book The Imperfect Disciple, Jared C. Wilson writes that even now, nearly 40 years later, his spiritual state… Read more »

Doing the Work, After Jesus Saves Us

work on our junk

I was with a bunch of Christians recently, who were in agreement that the point of Christianity is to get people saved — so they don’t go to hell. I agree that our choosing to accept Christ as Lord and Savior is the most important decision we’ll ever make, because of its eternal implications. But… Read more »

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 »