Randy Alcorn's Blog: Doctrine and Theology

What We Lose When We Yawn at God

By Randy Alcorn | May 30, 2016
God is good. But until we understand the truth that He is not safe, that He is not under our control, until we come to grips with His holy majesty, transcendence, and utter independence, we will never begin to appreciate His fascinating and awe-inspiring character. 

If God Is Happy, Why Does He Seem Bad-Tempered?

By Randy Alcorn | December 21, 2015
I think the very fact that He’s unhappy with sin is an indicator that sin is what robs people of happiness. So He’s happy with that which is not only in conformity to His holy standards, but also that which is in conformity to His happiness and delight.

Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?

By Randy Alcorn | May 4, 2015
The biggest mistake in studying this issue is selecting those passages that most fit with what a person already believes. We should study the “whole counsel of God,” not ignoring or twisting or interpreting away those passages that challenge our position. 

How (and How Not) to Think about the Trinity

By Randy Alcorn | February 9, 2015
In his book Delighting in the Trinity, Michael Reeves writes, “The Trinity is the cockpit of all Christian thinking.” As such, it’s a doctrine well worth contemplating, even if we can’t fully understand it. 

The Best Theological Label Is “Berean”

By Randy Alcorn | October 17, 2014
The Berean Christians were commended for carefully examining, in light of the Scriptures, the teachings of the apostle Paul (see Acts 17:11). 

The Poison of Prosperity Gospel

By Randy Alcorn | October 8, 2014
The popular “name it and claim it” teaching—also called the health and wealth gospel—is not limited to certain congregations, but has worked its way into mainstream evangelical churches where it gets subtly woven into many Christians’ worldviews.

Is God Happy?

By Randy Alcorn, Julia (Stager) Mayo | October 7, 2013
Before creatures ever came into the equation, what was God like? His basic persona and His character, that’s who He is. 

Did Jesus have a sin nature?

By Randy Alcorn, Julia (Stager) Mayo | August 26, 2013
First, we need to define sin nature. The “nature” of a person or object is commonly thought of as its essential qualities or attributes; that which makes it what it is.