A lie in my right hand

In Isaiah 44, the prophet tells the story of a man who goes to his forge and builds an ax, another draws up a plan, takes the ax, and goes out to a stand of trees which he has grown and cultivated. He picks one that is just right for his purposes, he cuts it down, … Continue reading A lie in my right hand

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If God is faithful, why would he reject me?

Growing up in the Lord's church, I would always hear people use the phrase "faithful" to describe other Christians. Typically, it had to do with their spiritual health, although in many cases I suspect it was based on whether we saw them at worship every week. "He's a faithful Christian. She's faithful to God." Or … Continue reading If God is faithful, why would he reject me?

“But they were never of us…” – what did John really mean?

In I John 2, the apostle John warns the early church of the coming of (and in some cases, the current existence of) false teachers who posed a serious threat to the Christians throughout the region. And in doing so, he makes a statement that I think has been misused in a very dangerous way. … Continue reading “But they were never of us…” – what did John really mean?