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Are All Sins Equal?

Are All Sins Equal?

When I first became a Christian I was repeatedly taught “All sins are alike to God.” While there is some truth in this, there is also much untruth. All sin is bad, of course—all sin crucified Jesus. But is all sin the same to God?

The Sin of Gluttony, and a Reminder of What We Really Hunger for

The Sin of Gluttony, and a Reminder of What We Really Hunger for

Scripture often describes our longing for God as a deep hunger or thirst. Hunger and thirst are basic drives in our bodies, and there is also a hunger and thirst of the soul. 

Overcoming Temptation by Looking Past It—and Looking Up

Overcoming Temptation by Looking Past It—and Looking Up

In this video from Desiring God, Ben Stuart offers advice for overcoming temptation: looking down stream to anticipate where the temptation leads, and looking upstream to God.

Did Jesus have a sin nature?

Did Jesus have a sin nature?

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. 

“Judge Not” and the Importance of Discernment

“Judge Not” and the Importance of Discernment

A reader asked me, “You say in a blog post that the most quoted verse these days is ‘Judge not.’ Can you give some insight into this verse? How do we know if we’re judging correctly or not?”

Humility: Recognizing Who We Really Are

Humility: Recognizing Who We Really Are

Romans 12:3 says, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment.” This is what humility is—it’s recognizing who we really are.

 
The Poison of Ingratitude

The Poison of Ingratitude

I’ve mentioned before my appreciation for Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts. This passage from her book was one of many that stuck out to me.

 
The Millennial Generation and Sexual Sin

The Millennial Generation and Sexual Sin

The article I link to at the end inspired me to write this blog. It addresses the Millennial Generation’s acceptable sin—sex outside of marriage. 

Universalism: Will Everyone Go to Heaven?

Universalism: Will Everyone Go to Heaven?

Universalism: the belief that everyone will eventually go to Heaven.

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