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Merciful Justice

“We don’t need the justice of God. We need his grace.” – The Grace Card (2010) “We don’t need the justice of God. We need his mercy.” – SBC pastor on Revelation “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.” – Psalm 89:14, cf 97:2[1] “Let justice run down like water and righteousness like…

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Sin, Crime, and the Law

We have a moral duty to Jehovah God, as his creatures. Are we performing it? Have we read the Bible, the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27)?[1] Do we know what his law says about human conduct? Do we know God’s blessings for obedience and penalties for disobedience, both here on earth and in eternity? Ignorance…

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Ancient of Days

I once heard an evangelist say that God the Father is invisible (John 1:18, Colossians 1:15, 1 Timothy 1:17, Hebrews 11:27) and God the Holy Spirit is like the wind (John 3:8). Therefore, the only God that people will see on the throne in heaven is the incarnate Jesus Christ (John 1:14). This description sounds…

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The Duggars: Repentance

I created a series on my Arts and Culture blog called “The Duggars.” I’ve published articles on hypocrisy and justice. Later this week, I’ll publish ones on evangelism and parenting. Please read and share these articles. The magnitude of the Duggars’ crimes hit me Saturday night. I became angry and upset. In church yesterday, I…

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Homosexuality: Lawlessness

“Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” (1 John 3:4)[1] The unbelieving world calls homosexuality “love.” But it’s love without law and therefore lawlessness. The Mosaic Law is the reflection of God’s moral character. He doesn’t change and neither does his law (Malachi 3:6). Heaven and earth will pass away before one…

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Creation: Divine Judgment

“I am God and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things that are not yet done.” (Isaiah 46:9-10)[1] Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 1:8, 11, 17; 2:8, 21:6, 22:13). Genesis and Revelation embody…

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In Spirit and In Truth

“The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” – John 4:23-24[1] I attend a large Southern Baptist church. Yesterday…