Hope In Judgment

At the outset of this teaching, I want to point out that both judgment and justice in the Bible are topics and concepts that are inseparably related—but also much different in many respects and in many aspects.                 In a perfect world here on planet earth, a courtroom judge would weigh very carefully a caseContinue reading “Hope In Judgment”

The Wrath of God: Is God Really Mad At Me?

The Bible is replete with references to the word “wrath” (and its derivatives) including, of course, the wrath of God. In fact, the Bible contains over 200 references to wrath, making it a major theme throughout the Bible—in both the Old and New Testaments. By definition in American English, “wrath” is “intense anger; rage; fury.”Continue reading “The Wrath of God: Is God Really Mad At Me?”

Hope In Justice

The book, Hope For All, by my friend Gerry Beauchemin, lists 10 Anchors or 10 reasons why God’s infinite and eternal love ultimately draws everything and everyone to Himself.  To me, this book, along with its companion book, Hope Beyond Hell, studied together, is the clearest introduction available on the market today about the subjectContinue reading “Hope In Justice”

Hope in Fire

The book, Hope For All, by my friend Gerry Beauchemin, lists 10 Anchors or 10 reasons why God’s infinite and eternal love ultimately draws everything and everyone to Himself.  To me, this book, along with its companion book, Hope Beyond Hell, studied together, is the clearest introduction available on the market today about the subjectContinue reading “Hope in Fire”

Free Will

About 20 years ago I began keeping a file labeled “Human Free Will” in which I jotted down some of my own thoughts as they occurred to me, some thoughts Holy Spirit gave to me, and some thoughts I gleaned from various books and other literature I read. I failed to write down the namesContinue reading “Free Will”

The Wilderness

Wilderness: n. A dry, hot place; a wild, isolated, barren, place; an obscure or unknown place; a deserted, desolate place. The word, “wilderness,” appears over 300 times in the Bible, making it an important subject therein simply by sheer volume of references. Bible scholars and students have often focused on the “Wilderness experience” of JesusContinue reading “The Wilderness”

Rewards

I became a believer in Jesus many years ago. Details of that awesome experience are written in my autobiography,  Him ‘n me (available on amazon.com). Immediately after I became a believer in Jesus, I began voraciously reading the Bible—and haven’t stopped since, reading it completely through a minimum of once a year—sometimes more. In additionContinue reading “Rewards”

Restoration

In Romans 8: 18 in the New Testament portion of the Bible, the writer of the letter to the Romans, Paul, made an outrageous statement: He says that all human sufferings are “not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8: 18) The human race has experienced unspeakable amounts ofContinue reading “Restoration”

Repent

Whew, even the sound of that particular word, repent, evokes all sorts of negative images in the minds of many people, doesn’t it? Those negative images are wrong. Honestly! They really are. The concept of repentance has been given some pretty bad and untrue publicity by Hollywood movies, by some fictional novels, by hellfire andContinue reading “Repent”

Prayer

God Says: “We Need to Talk.” Before I invited Jesus into my life at age eighteen, I had very little understanding of church, religion, the Bible, God . . . .   But somehow I knew that since I had  recently invited Jesus to come into and take up permanent residence in my life, I should attendContinue reading “Prayer”