“Love the Lord:” But what does that really mean?

Most people familiar with the teachings of Jesus can tell you what he considered to be “the greatest commandment.” They may not know exactly where it is, but somewhere in the Bible, Jesus tells us that “You shall love the Lord,” is the most important thing, and that a close second is “Love your neighbor … Continue reading “Love the Lord:” But what does that really mean?

What two things did God NOT create?

You hear a lot of hypothetical, philosophical questions about the nature of God and His power. I still have memories of the smug smile that invariably followed the challenging statement: "if God is all-powerful, can he create a rock so big that He can't move it?" As if we can create a paradox in our … Continue reading What two things did God NOT create?

I know I don’t earn my salvation, but am I entitled to it?

I’m convinced that one of the reasons we sometimes have such a hard time reconciling the concept of “faith” and “works” in our relationship to God is that we really don’t understand the concept of grace, and how it applies to that relationship. We find Christians playing “battle of the verses”, one going to Ephesians … Continue reading I know I don’t earn my salvation, but am I entitled to it?