Throughout the letters of the New Testament, Christians are called lots of things. They are the “elect” (1 Peter 1:1), “faithful brothers” (Colossians 1:2), “beloved” (1 John 2:7), “children of God” (1 John 3:2), a “holy nation” (1 Peter 2:9), and most of all they are called “saints.” Conspicuously absent from this list is the … Continue reading Saint or Sinner – What is Our Christian Identity?
1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, Many pretribulationists make every attempt to paint a picture of the tribulation so horrible, no Christian could possibly survive it. The entire period is labelled, “the time of wrath.” Then, they introduce 1 Thessalonians 5:9, … Continue reading Christians Not Appointed to Wrath
Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, near Michigan State University. He and his wife Trisha have six young children. You can follow him on Twitter. July 1, 2015 For evangelicals who lament last Friday’s US Supreme Court decision, it’s been a hard few days. We aren’t asking for … Continue reading Questions for Christians who support “Same Sex” marriage
Today I was going to post about a raw carrot cake recipe, and nothing went right. And then somehow I ended up writing about our birth control story today. I know that birth control, contraception, and artificial reproductive technologies can be big dividing issues for many Christians today. But I really believe they are issues we … Continue reading Should Christians use Birth Control?