Isaiah and the Holy God

When Uzziah died, the LORD gave the prophet Isaiah a transforming vision of Himself. He saw the LORD high and lifted up, and His glory filled the Temple (Isaiah 6:1). It was the great privilege of Isaiah to tell the people of Judah that, while judgment would come to the nation, God would have mercy, … Continue reading Isaiah and the Holy God

The Justice and Mercy of God

During the First Great Awakening in American revival history, there was an emphasis on the sinfulness of the human heart. During the 1730’s and 1740’s, ministers of the gospel faithfully proclaimed the need for repentance from religious dead works. One of the most famous sermons of this period was preached by Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in … Continue reading The Justice and Mercy of God

Develop a Christian Vocabulary

ADOPTION. The apostle Paul used the term adoption to set forth a vital aspect of the salvation of every believer (Rom. 8:15, 23; 9:4; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:15). According to law of Rome, adoption was a legitimate means to designate an heir. A legal transfer was made from the authoritative structure of the natural father, … Continue reading Develop a Christian Vocabulary

How to Have Assurance of Salvation

The study of Titus presents two words that are worthy of careful consideration. The first word is the word elect, in Titus 1:1. “Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth, which is after godliness” (Titus 1:1). In seventeen … Continue reading How to Have Assurance of Salvation

The Day an Aborted Child Did This

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you” (Eph. 4:32). Several years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case of monumental significance. The Supreme Court agreed to review a Missouri law in the case of Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. Although few … Continue reading The Day an Aborted Child Did This