Randy Alcorn's Blog: Doctrine and Theology

Was Jesus Capable of Sinning?

By Randy Alcorn | July 12, 2017
Since Jesus is God He cannot be tempted by evil, yet He has been tempted in every way we are (and surely we are tempted by evil!). This is one of many paradoxes in Scripture. 

Are There Errors in Scripture in the Small Details, Like Measurements of Time and Distance?

By Randy Alcorn | June 28, 2017
Many apparent contradictions in Scripture are resolved through a closer look. I recently responded to a question related to the differing number of days that the gospel writers use to refer to the same event. I share it as an example of how details in biblical passages are often claimed to be errors, but upon careful examination, we can see they are not. 

John Piper, George Mueller, and The Pleasures of God

By Randy Alcorn | April 26, 2017
In 1991, the year after we started Eternal Perspective Ministries, John Piper came out with The Pleasures of God, which was updated in 2000. This is a truly great book that I highly recommend. 

Why Didn't God Send Jesus Right After Adam and Eve Sinned?

By Randy Alcorn | December 12, 2016
Jesus was the Lamb, a sacrifice, the Passover, Priest, Prophet, King, the fulfillment of the law, the Bread of Life, the Word. Without time to develop these ideas throughout history and through the writings of the Scriptures, we would never have understood the depths of the Godhead.

God's Incomprehensible Power

By Randy Alcorn | November 2, 2016
God’s omnipotence, His power, is a subject well worth contemplating. I like what Puritan Stephen Charnock wrote: “As holiness is the beauty of all God’s attributes, so power is that which gives life and action to all the perfections of the Divine nature."

The 499th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

By Gregg Allison, Randy Alcorn | October 28, 2016
October 31, 2017, will mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation. Martin Luther’s nailing of his Ninety-five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church on that day in 1517 has proven to be one of the most important events in the history of the world. Indeed, many evangelicals trace their beginnings to this moment that launched the Protestant movement, of which we consider ourselves heirs.

Can God Be Too Far Away? Can He Be Too Near?

By Randy Alcorn | July 4, 2016
God’s character is not a menu where you choose the attributes you like and forget the other ones. To worship the true God of Scripture, we must see Him as all that He is, not just part of who He is.

Knowing What God Is Like

By Randy Alcorn | July 1, 2016
If your grumpy neighbor asks, “What are you up to?” you’ll see it as a suspicious, condemning question. But if your cheerful neighbor asks the same thing, you’ll smile and talk about your plans. We interpret people’s words according to how we perceive their character and outlook. So it is with our view of God.