Randy Alcorn's Blog: Grace and Truth

Why Does the Truth Matter?

Reformer Ulrich Zwingli wrote, “The business of the truth is not to be deserted, even to the sacrifice of our lives.”

Full of Grace and Truth, Like Jesus

Here are some thoughts about grace and truth and our need for both, in an age where some are all truth and no grace and others are all grace and no truth. 

God’s Revealed Truth Is Something We Discover, Not Invent

I know some people, including a few old friends, who say they are still following Jesus, but are walking away from God’s truth. My heart is heavy for them. It’s easy for all of us to distance ourselves from some truths, especially when it means we can fly underneath the culture's radar and avoid becoming a target. 

The Difference Between Nice and Kind—and Why It Matters

Barry Corey has written an important book, Love Kindness: Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue, which I thoroughly enjoyed. He advocates true kindness without reducing it to mere cosmetic niceness. 

Real Love Encourages Others to Do the Right, Most God-Glorifying Thing

If we believe that sin is never in our best interests, it will clarify many otherwise hard decisions in which we imagine we must choose between helping people do right and helping them be happy. It will also help us understand what true, Christlike love looks like.

God’s Truth Is as Relevant and Vital as Ever

Given some of the books and movies that countless Christians are reading and viewing, and the growing biblical illiteracy, churches are extremely vulnerable to false doctrine. God’s truth is needed to ground and guide us.

The Trend in the Church Towards Silence

Ephesians 4:15 tells us we need to “speak the truth in love.” As Christ-followers, we are not to choose between being loving and being truthful. 

The King’s Offer

Imagine a great and generous king. In the midst of his benevolent reign, he hears his subjects have revolted.