If God is the ultimate cause of all that comes to pass, including evil and sinful things, can he be rightly charged with unrighteousness? This article considers the discussion on how to reconcile the problem of evil with a good God. It explains with some biblical illustrations that though God is the ultimate cause of all things, he is never the efficient cause of evil, and thus is not blameworthy for it.
This article discusses the responsibility of the minister to serve, and it does so by showing five parallels between the minister and a waiter.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 8:9.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 6:14.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 5:5.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 5:1.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 5:16-17.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 4:10-11.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 4:8-9.
This article is an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 5:9.
This article is an exposition of 2 Corinthians 5:6-8.
What did the resurrection mean for the Lord Jesus? This article offers some considerations from a biblical and theological perspective. It discusses how Christ in his resurrection functioned as the last Adam, the Son of David and Israel's Messiah, the fulfillment God's covenant promises, and the vindication of his own testimony in his ministry.
This article exposits and applies Philippians 4:18, about cheerful giving.
This article offers an exposition and application of 2 Corinthians 3:3.
This article outlines the various views and theories concerning Christ's work on the cross: the ransom theory, the satisfaction theory, the moral influence theory, the governmental theory, and penal substitution. Though all have pieces of truth in them, the final view is the most thoroughly biblical.
This article considers what our bodies will be like when glorified, and it draws from 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 to do so.
This article exposits and applies 2 Corinthians 2:4.
This article is an exposition of Philippians 2:10-11.
This article is an exposition of 2 Corinthians 1:18-20.
This article is an exposition of 2 Corinthians 1:12-13.
This article offers five characteristics of the gentleness that God wants us to have as followers of Christ.
How are we supposed to obey the command to rejoice in the Lord if true Christian joy is a gift of God? This article answers, suggesting the use of means, such as Scripture reading, prayer, fellowship, creation & providence, and obedience.
This article discusses the nature of Christian joy. It explains how joy is a duty, it is more than an emotion, and joylessness is a sin.
This article shows how central Christian joy is to the teaching of the New Testament, and thus to the Christian life.
This article is an exposition of Philippians 4:1.
This article offers an exposition of Philippians 3:20, on our heavenly citizenship.
This article is an exposition of Philippians 3:20-21.
This article considers three reasons why the believer can look upon the prospect of death with joy and anticipation, as Paul did in Philippians 1:23: it will be the end of limited knowledge, the end of sin, and bring more of Christ to the believer.
This article offers an evaluation of presuppositional apologetics, giving reasons why the author deems it the best model: it is consistent with the nature of man and salvation, it argues in accordance with reality, its own presupposition remains consistent with its epistemology, and it puts on display the glory of Christ.
This article defines and explains what presuppositional apologetics is.
This article engages with the notion that the Lord Jesus never addressed homosexuality in his ministry. It shows among other things how this is an argument from silence, it rests upon special pleading, and all of Scripture is the Word of Christ.
This article discusses what it means to be a slave of Christ.
This article shows how Scripture defines fellowship in the church: it is an objective reality, grounded in one's relationship with the triune God, accomplished by the atoning work of Christ.
From the life of the prophet Jeremiah, this article explores how to suffer along with God's people.
This article considers 2 Corinthians 4:6, and how God shines in the hearts of his elect to give us the light needed to see things as they actually are.
This article spells out the historical difference between an orator and a herald. The former adapted his message to his audience in order achieve desired results; the latter had his message set for him by another, and so he was not results-driven but obedience-driven. The Corinthians wanted an orator, but Paul was a herald.
This article is an exposition of 2 Corinthians 4:4.
In response to the question whether sanctification is a work of God alone or of God and man together, the author answers: neither! He explains that we work out what God works in—yet all the while, it is his power at work.