Articles on Christian Living

God Loves (and Hates) You – Christian Article

This entry is part 60 of 60 in the series “Ten Mangled Words” Read more posts by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. Does God hate the sin and love the sinner? We have seen it is more biblical to say that God both loves and hates the sinner. Several theologians have suggested just that. Augustus Strong wrote, “These passages show that God loves the same persons whom he hates. It is not true that he hates…

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Motivation for Making Disciples: Jesus’ Words to Paul in Corinth in Acts 18:9–10 – Christian Article

Jesus encouraged Paul in Corinth, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people” (Acts 18:9–10). These words are encouraging to us today as well, giving us multiple motivations to give the gospel to the lost. We are motivated to make disciples by the presence of the Lord. Paul could be…

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A parable of moral change on alcohol – Christian Article

Wine is a Mocker, by Jan Steen Increasingly, evangelical Christians are abandoning abstentionist and prohibitionist positions on alcohol. This is true among many conservative Baptist churches. It is increasingly common for pastors to lead their churches to take a more moderationist position with respect alcohol. Back in 1981, John Piper led Bethlehem Baptist Church to change its church covenant with respect to beverage alcohol. The church covenant Piper inherited read, We engage . . . to abstain from the sale…

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