If our theology leads us to write off the majority of the human race as a hopeless cause, then perhaps we need to check our theology with the Bible.
There are many good things to be learned from the religions of the world, but there is only one way to God. Jesus is the way.
Being religious is not the same as being a real Christian. Jesus said even the best among us must be born again. A religious person has religion; a Christian has been born again through personal faith in Jesus Christ. It’s as simple as that. Religion is good but Jesus is better.
Why shouldn’t two adult Christians who happen to be divorced and have fallen in love—why shouldn’t they sleep together? That’s the question a man asked in an email. Here is my answer.
Of all the questions that trouble the people of God, none is greater than the question posed in the title of this sermon. Sometimes, it is asked in other ways: Why do bad things happen to good people? Or, why do the wicked prosper, while the righteous take such a beating? Or, if God really […]
No question is more central to the missionary enterprise than the state of those without Christ. Are they really lost? Are those who never hear also lost? And that raises an important question. How can God send people to hell for not believing in Jesus, if they never even heard of him in the first place?
This is a sermon about a topic we rarely discuss in church. This is a sermon about doubt. As such, it is an unfamiliar topic to most people, even though there are whole books of the Bible that deal with the issue of doubt in various ways — Job, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Habakkuk. Many of the […]
In preparing this message, I faced several important challenges: First, many of us already know the answer to this question. We’ve thought it, we’ve discussed it with others, and we know what we believe. Second, we know that most of the world gives a different answer than we give. That poses a difficulty in that […]
I can think of only four ways to answer the question raised in the title of this sermon: 1) Everyone will eventually be saved. 2) No one will eventually be saved. 3) Some will be saved and some will be lost. 4) There is no way to know. Let’s consider answer #1, which is becoming […]