1 Cor 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles (ESV) Why do you suppose Paul calls Jesus on a cross a stumbling block and folly? In religious circles, of human effort and fallen Adam wisdom, it is often explained as "His morality is impossible for us to live … Continue reading Why a Stumbling Block?
The finished work of Jesus can be a controversial subject. I know that may seem strange but there are many that absolutely reject what Jesus has done in His incarnation, death, resurrection and ascension. You hear stuff like “you are minimizing sin” when the truth is God forgets our sin. Some say “you can’t include … Continue reading Objective Truth and Subjective Reality
Gen 15:1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” (ESV) This has always been God's promise to us. Our fallen nature screams for some kind of balance or payment. Our incessant cry for jurisprudence requires … Continue reading Your shield and great reward
John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. (ESV) Jesus is the revelation of God to us. He is all the fullness of God in human form. As the Holy Spirit He is our teacher and comforter and reveals the truth of … Continue reading The Word in the word