Topic: Doctrine and Theology

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

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?

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

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. 

God With Us: John 1:14

God is the Great Storyteller. With grand artistry, He brings forth a beautiful world in a spectacular universe. As the culmination of His creativity, He fashions Adam and Eve. He could have shielded them from Satan’s temptations, warding off evil, suffering and humanity’s curse. But He didn’t. So the man and woman rebel against God, and evil enters the world.

Is Sanctification a Process or a One-Time Event?

When we look at Scripture there is a sense in which we, as believers, have already been sanctified (Hebrews 10:10). But even more clear is that sanctification is a process (Hebrews 10:14). Looking at what God means by justification will help make clear what sanctification is.