2 Cor 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (ESV) Have you ever wondered "why the cross?" If you grew up in a western evangelical church you were probably taught something about a "payment to and angry God" and … Continue reading Why the cross?
Mat 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (ESVST) Why do we read this verse in its negative contrast? What I mean is why do we say that the reward is conditional on the suffering? Here is another question: why do … Continue reading Rewards in Heaven???
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (ESV) This is easily the most misunderstood and misused verse in the New Testament. Without a doubt the evangelical conservative western church pounds people with a perverse fear of a … Continue reading We need more confessing!
I don't know if you understand how much our way of thinking and processing has been hijacked. Really. Our insistence on good-bad fruit and socratic methods and Aristotelian cosmology and Neo-Platonism concepts have so messed up our heads we can't really "see" apart from His revelation. This is what John calls the darkness: John 1:5 The … Continue reading Fiery Wrath of God!?
This month Alancetotheheart is two years old. Wow what a journey it has been. 342 posts later I can say much has changed and much has stayed the same. That sounds pretty cliché I know but let me see if I can explain. When I started writing I felt like the "great defender of God's … Continue reading Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!