Randy Alcorn's Blog: Doctrine and Theology

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.

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.