• The Trauma of Holiness

    Isaiah 6:5–7

    How do you view your own good deeds? Have you convinced yourself that you are as holy as the Lord has commanded you to be? Maybe you take sin lightly, imagining that God is inherently obligated to forgive unrepentant transgressors ...Read More

  • The Holiness of God

    Isaiah 6:1–4

    Among the many differences between the Bible and other religious texts is its view of the unsurpassable holiness of God. His purity is absolute and essential to His being in Scripture; it is something He will not compromise (Heb. 12 ...Read More

  • God Remembered Noah

    Genesis 8:1a

    Just when the disciples were despondent over God’s apparent failure to keep His word, our Father raised Jesus to life, declaring Him to be the Son of God with power (Rom. 1:1–4). The Lord does not look ...Read More

  • God’s Self-Existence

    Psalm 14:1a

    In the end we find that the assumptions of chance and naturalistic evolution are not sufficient to save the phenomena, to explain reality. In addition to the many natural evidences that contradict such theories, we have also seen how illogical ...Read More

  • In the Beginning

    Genesis 1:1-2

    These opening two verses of Scripture introduce us to the One for whom and by whom all things were made. The self-existent Lord of the universe existed before everything was created, and He alone has the ability to create freely ...Read More

  • He Who Was Born of God

    1 John 5:18–19

    Because we all know sin still remains in us, these verses claiming true children of God do not keep on sinning can be disheartening at times. Yet, as we have often seen, John does not teach that Christians can be ...Read More

  • God is Love

    1 John 4:7–8

    When we say “God is love” we must never think His love is more important than His other attributes. The doctrine of God’s simplicity tells us God’s love never operates apart from His holiness, mercy, justice, omnipotence, omniscience ...Read More

  • The Trinity

    Matthew 28:19

    Many Christians misunderstand the doctrine of the Trinity. It is therefore vital that we understand it in order to confess it rightly. It preserves God’s independence, meaning He did not need to create the world in order to be ...Read More

  • God Our Father

    John 1:12–13

    The misunderstanding of the love and fatherhood of God that is so prevalent in our culture makes it hard for us to speak of these concepts and be heard rightly. As we seek to emphasize other biblical concerns like God ...Read More

  • No Darkness At All

    1 John 1:5

    Many non-Christian scholars of religion stress the difference between man and God to such a degree that they end up saying we cannot truly know anything about Him at all. The incarnation affirms that despite the Creator’s transcendence, God ...Read More

  • Vessels of Destruction

    Romans 9:14–24

    Many misunderstand Reformed theology to say that God forces some to go to hell against their will. Though God does indeed pass over some people, He never acts apart from their desires. In our natural state since the fall, all ...Read More

  • The Restrainer

    2 Thessalonians 2:1–12

    Knowing the identity of the restrainer mentioned in today’s passage would indeed be a good thing for our understanding of this text. However, whether or not we are ever clear of the identity of this restrainer, the important point ...Read More

  • God and Time

    2 Peter 3:8

    We gain a helpful perspective on prayer by remembering that God’s relation to time is different than our own. It can be easy to grow impatient when God takes years to answer prayer. If we are not careful, we ...Read More

  • Condemned to Extinction

    2 Peter 2:5–8

    The Bible is filled with contrasts between the ways of the righteous and the ways of the wicked. Though only the perfect righteousness of Christ can justify a person, those who have been justified endeavor to obey God’s righteous ...Read More

  • His Divine Power

    2 Peter 1:3–4

    Though we can partake of the divine nature and do things such as love others and show mercy, we must never forget that we are creatures and He is the Creator. We cannot possess omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence, yet the ...Read More