A House Divided Cannot Stand

Jesus said it; Abe Lincoln repeated it; and we ignore it to our peril: a “house divided against itself shall not stand” (Matthew 12:25). The apostle Paul wisely said, “But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that […]

An Open Letter to the Mayor of Houston

[Note: This letter is written in response to Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s subpoena, demanding that a group of pastors in the city turn over any documents they have relating to homosexuality, gender identity, or the mayor herself. Read the story […]

Christ in the Sacrifices

I have heard preachers make the following point so often that it almost sounds like a cliché: the New Testament points back in time to Christ, and the Old Testament points forward in time to Christ. I believe that it […]

Müller’s Advice on Finding God’s Will

Have you ever wondered, “How am I supposed to know God’s will?” I think most of us have. We sometimes conclude that God’s will is unknowable. But God points out that, even though He does not explain every detail of […]

A Tale of Two Thieves

When I’m really pondering something, I’ll occasionally stay up into the wee hours of the morning, reading and studying. I think I’m really more of a morning person, but the easiest time for me to focus is any time the […]

Christian Magazine Calls God a “Drama Queen”

One of my favorite writers, Dave Hunt, recently wrote: “This is the kind of blasphemy that one would expect from militant atheists and humanists, such as Richard Dawkins, or foul-mouthed, Christ-mocking comedians like Bill Maher. It is total blasphemy–a mischaracterization […]

He Was Willing!

When we look through the eyes of the Gospel writers to catch a glimpse of the crucifixion story, we ought to take note of Jesus Christ’s attitude toward the matter. Did Jesus Christ come to Earth and die for man’s […]

Fruits of the Spirit, or Works of the Flesh?

Our spiritual condition cannot be hidden for long. If we follow the Spirit of God, it will be evident; if we obey the sinful nature inside of us, it too will be evident. Today we’ll follow up on the last […]

Eternal Security ≠ License to Sin

As Baptists, we believe that the Bible teaches that once someone has truly been saved they cannot then lose that salvation (e.g., John 10:24-30; Romans 8:35-39). Because of this, we are sometimes accused of providing people with a “license to […]