Why do we lack discernment?

When Jesus was asked to speak about the end times, one of the signs He gave was the deception of God’s people (Mt. 24:24).  Other passages warn us of false prophets (2 Thess. 2:3; 2 Tim. 4:1, 3-42 Pet. 2:2, 12-13), Satan (2 Thess. 2:9-12), and personal deception (1 Cor. 6:9-10; Gal. 6:6-8).  How does this deception take hold of believers?  My observation is that … Continue reading Why do we lack discernment?

The need for learning pastors.

If one thing is clear from the pastoral epistles (I, II Timothy and Titus), the burden to be learners.  Perhaps the most straightforward command is found in II Timothy 2:15-16, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth, but shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” The … Continue reading The need for learning pastors.

Our Lord

God has revealed Himself in nature and through special revelation. Some Scriptures that present this truth are: Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20; Romans 10:17. Though the existence of God is clearly seen in nature we understand that salvation only comes through God’s revelation of Himself through Jesus Christ and faith in Him as brought by the Holy Scriptures (Rom. 10:17).  God is One but is in … Continue reading Our Lord