• In this day when the gospel is considered offensive, how can I work without losing my job? Question and Answer

    That’s a question you need to go and ask your pastor or minister really. That’s not the kind of question that can be answered just in a blanket way. But one of the things I would say to people is, please read through the New Testament, moving from the Gospels and also to the letters. You will find in the New Testament a phenomenal amount of instruction about how to live in a world that’s antagonistic to the gospel. If you think about it, the New Testament world was a pre-Christian world. We are now living—certainly in the United Kingdom, … View Resource

  • How do I counsel a Reformed mother who is married to a Roman Catholic? Question and Answer

    1 Peter 3:1-2

    I live in that world a lot, because Southern California has so many Hispanic people there, and it’s very common. And even some people from Asia, who have been raised as Catholics, we see a spouse coming to Christ, and that is a very common kind of experience. And it takes all kinds of forms. Sometimes they shut them out of the church. They won’t allow them to come. They won’t allow them to read the Bible in the house. They won’t allow them to communicate the gospel openly to the kids. In other cases, they’re indifferent, and that takes … View Resource

  • What does the Apostles’ Creed mean when it says that Jesus descended into hell? Question and Answer

    1 Peter 3:19

    The Apostles’ Creed is used as an integral form of worship in many Christian bodies. One of the more puzzling statements in that creed is: [Jesus] descended into hell. First of all, we have to look at the creed from a historical perspective. We know that the Apostles’ Creed was not written by the apostles, but it’s called the Apostles’ Creed because it was the early Christian community’s attempt to give a summary of apostolic teaching. This, like other creeds in the church’s history, was partly a response to distorted teachings that were present in some communities; it was statement … View Resource