Every action of humans is directed towards happiness and flourishing. Looking at key biblical words, this article shows that true flourishing and well-being can be found only in relationship with God and through alignment with his kingdom. The concepts of peace, blessedness, and completeness point to this conclusion.
Is the phrase "worthy of" an indication of our ability to earn God's favor? There are different uses for the word, but it's important to note that "worthy" refers to what God is worthy of - his worth is in view, not ours.
The Reformation taught that God gives each believer a calling that is distinct but not separate from the call unto salvation. Therefore the Christian life requires faithfulness to the specific calling that God gives each believer.
What would you say the Christian life is all about? Spiritual disciplines? Growing in knowledge? This article suggests the answer is far simpler: prayer, proclamation, and people.
A Christian is one who has come to face his personal sin. He knows the divine remedy to it. He lives the reality of repentance and faith in his life. Let the article explain.
This article considers the origin of the name "Christian," as well as its varied significance for those who are Christians.
This article is about Rick Warren’s book, Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For? There are some positive aspects to his book, such as his emphasis on the need to glorify God in all that we do. Yet there are also considerable problems with it; namely: the book focuses on the reader; Warren centres evangelism on personal experience and claims that personal testimony is more powerful than a sermon; Warren quotes scripture out of context; and there is a lot of self-promotion present in the book.
The Old Testament does know of a "living sacrifice." The article demonstrates that the difference between the Old Testament and New Testament concepts of "spiritual life" is the way in which the believer becomes the sacrifice in the New Testament. It seems reasonable to think that the "living sacrifice" of Romans 12:1b may have an Old Testament precedent, and the article argues in the direction of the ritual for the Azazel-goat of Leviticus 16.