Baptism and the Great Commission

Baptism in Jesus' Name Many suppose that being baptized in Jesus' name means that the baptizer must pronounce the name of Jesus over the one being baptized. But that is not the usual meaning of the phrase "in the name of" in Scripture. To do something "in the name of" another usually means in the … Continue reading Baptism and the Great Commission

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Christian?

In several nations, it is illegal to become a Christian. But people become Christians anyway — despite penalties and even threats of death. Thousands of believers are killed each year, yet more people become Christians.

How Can Jesus Be God and Man?

Equally amazing to the doctrine of the Trinity is the doctrine of the Incarnation — that Jesus Christ is God and man, yet one person, forever. As J.I. Packer has said, “Here are two mysteries for the price of one — the plurality of persons within the unity of God, and the union of Godhead … Continue reading How Can Jesus Be God and Man?

The Believer’s Paradox

Arthur Pink, 1937 "Lord, I do believe! Help my unbelief!" (Mark 9:24). This was the honest confession of one whose faith had been put to a most severe test. It issued from a man who had a son possessed by a demon, which grievously tormented him, "Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the … Continue reading The Believer’s Paradox