Feeds Bookmark these links in your RSS reader.
 

Randy Alcorn's Blog: truth

The Sad Reality of the Disregard for Truth, Even Among Church Leadership

True or False? / The Sad Reality of the Disregard for TruthMany years ago I flew across the country to not preach at a church that had invited me to speak at their morning service. After leaving my hotel, I rode with a prominent Christian leader to the church. I knew this man had been accused by the media of misrepresenting certain key details on his résumé, so I asked him about the charges.

The Two Essentials: Grace and Truth

Juggling / Grace and TruthWhat does it mean to “be like Jesus”? We could come up with long lists of His character qualities. But the longer the list, the less we can wrap our minds around it. (I can’t even juggle three balls. How could I juggle dozens?)

But what if the character of Christ was reducible to two ingredients?

FamilyLife, Redefining Marriage, and the Most Loving Thing We Can Do

FamilyLifeAfter the Supreme Court declared DOMA to be unconstitutional this past June, Dennis Rainey shared a letter about FamilyLife’s controversial radio broadcast on this issue. He wrote, “In more than four decades of ministry I’ve never seen the overwhelming amount of feedback, both positive and negative, to our special radio program two weeks ago concerning the DOMA decision.” 

Why do Christians need to accept the whole Bible?

We need the whole Bible (Bible illuminated by window light)A. W. Tozer said, “Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a full Christian.” I think God has revealed to us what Scripture calls the whole counsel of God. Paul says in Acts 2:27, “for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.”

Appreciating the Protection of God’s Laws

The Protection of God's Law: "Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble" (Psalm 119:165).When it comes to God’s laws in Scripture, a lot of people wonder about legalism. How can you hold to the truth and still have a spirit of grace? How can you hold to truth and not be a law-keeping Pharisee? One of the things we have to remember is why God gave us His law in the first place.

Does being like Jesus mean not talking about Hell?

Christ says the unsaved “will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 8:12). These days you’ll often hear people say something like, “Instead of condemning people and threatening them with Hell, we should be like Jesus and love them.”

How do I respond with grace and truth if I’m invited to a gay wedding?

Love rejoices with the truth (1 Corinthians 13:6)Many people wonder, “What if I’m invited to a gay wedding?” In the following video and transcript, I share some thoughts.

Is Sincerity Enough?

John 14:6I think sincerity certainly does count for something. But I also believe it counts for less than we think it does. There are sincere people, for instance, who don’t believe that Jesus is the only way to Heaven.

Popularity vs. Pleasing God

Pleasing ChristIn Galatians 1:10 Paul says, “Am I now trying to win the approval of men or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Paul makes it clear that God is the One we’re supposed to please.

Uncoolness, Tolerance, and Christ’s Bride the Church

ChurchI came to Christ at an uncool church (not the one in the photo, but built in the same era). Coming from the family of a tavern owner, and never having been part of a church, it was strange to hear the way people spoke, how they dressed (the men wore suits and ties) and what they sang, including occasional songs in Swedish.

 

You are viewing page 1 of 3. Displaying 1 - 10 of 29 items.

Feeds Bookmark these links in your RSS reader.