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We’re All On The Spiral

In chapter one of Romans, Paul has linked all these sins, and he’s shown that this is a downward-spiral, and you are always somewhere on the spiral. So you can’t judge someone—for example for sexual impurity, because if you have worshipped an idol, then you’ve begun on the very same…

What Our Taste in Fiction May Tell us About Reality

There is a reason for why we are drawn to science fiction, comic-book movies, and fantasy-fiction. It’s because often what those kinds of stories do is they show us the world as most see it, and then they show the world “as it really is”… What’s going on underground? Or…

Understanding Confession: Saying Sorry and Finding Forgiveness

We need to confess our sins before the Lord, we need to say sorry for our wickedness, for our evil, for our greed, for our depravity, we need to say sorry for every time we’ve envied, every time we’ve murdered someone in our hearts by hating them, through strife and…

Is it Right to Argue Against Certain Sins from Natural Law?

On the one hand, it is faithful to God’s word to say that there are certain sins that are ‘unnatural’ (Romans 1:26). Now, there is an unhelpful way that some Christians speak when they say that certain sins, especially sexual sins are ‘unnatural’, because the primary reason why those sins…

We Are a Defect-Free Church

Christ’s being the sacrificial lamb who is without defect means that his church, who are washed with his blood, are all without defect too. The Apostle Paul says that ‘in Christ, we have been brought to fullness.’[1] And that ‘We have been chosen before the creation of the world to…

Does Who You Fancy Define Who You Are?

In terms of the way that the Apostle Paul talks about these shameful lusts in Romans 1, he says that homosexual practice is something that some people desire and a thing that some people do, but at no point does Paul say that it’s necessary for us to conclude that…

It’s Not Just Christians Who’ll Rise from the Dead

You need to be aware that on the last day, everybody will be raised… John 5:28-29: “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to…

Does Everyone Go to Heaven When they Die?

There are some professing Christian who say that the death of the Lord Jesus on the cross saves everyone from hell, and that no one will go to hell. Sadly, the Bible doesn’t seem to preach that message. Now the Lord is able to do that if he wants to,…

Great Hymn-Writers on the Cross

Stuart Townend has two or three amazing lines when it comes to the cross of Christ… It was my sin that held him there / Until it was accomplished. That is a line worth dwelling on. That is it! And then ‘In Christ Alone’… And on that cross as Jesus…

The Cross of Christ

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is key. It’s not difficult for us to get away from memory-triggers for the cross because the very symbol of Christianity, at least in the mainstream Christian-world, is a cross. Whether we like it or not, that’s the symbol that we have. And instead of…