God’s presence is being considered as the place where He manifests Himself; the place where He reveals Himself and makes His glory known; the place where He causes His face to shine on us so that we may know and experience Him. God is spirit, eternal and infinite, so His actual dwelling place cannot be limited to a physical location.
Just as silver that has been properly refined, is free from impurity, so is God’s word. And as if that analogy wasn’t enough, he says that it is like silver that has gone through that refining process seven times! As you may well be aware of, the number seven in the bible is significant. That number wasn’t chosen arbitrarily, but is perfectly fitting, being the number that represents completeness and perfection.Read more "Whatever Is Pure"
The name of Charles Spurgeon is well known among many Christians across many denominations, and for good reason! Ryle however, writing around the same time, is much lesser known. I hope that will change though. Ryle, like Spurgeon, is pastoral and practical. He is very easy to read, straightforward, and full of Scripture quotations. While some of his works consist of commentaries, most of his books are simply compilations of his sermons.Read more "Highlights: Forgiveness by J.C. Ryle"
Justice exists because of the character of the God who exists. I think we should understand that justice isn’t a virtue that God invented for us to have as part of our human societies. The only reason we, on the human side, have an understanding of justice, is because God exists. God provides the moral absolute necessary to have a 100% sure concept of right and wrong.Read more "Whatever Is Just"
Take a moment to imagine the scene with me. The setting is the eternal kingdom of God. The form of this world has passed away. According to His promise, we are in the new heavens and new earth in which righteousness dwells. There are no more polls, no more elections. Regardless of where you are from or what type of government you’ve been accustomed to on this earth, there is now an eternal type of government that will never come to an end.Read more "Whatever Is Honorable"
Skip Halloween, and celebrate Reformation Day! Celebrating God’s work in the history of the church seems more befitting than celebrating death and darkness. “giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom […]Read more "Reformation Day Resources"
If truth is to have any ultimate meaning, it must be objective. If you want to hold to the idea that truth is relative, that’s your prerogative. However, if you say truth is relative, then your assertions don’t really carry any weight, or have any foundation. Since truth is objective, I say that a truth claim is by nature exclusive, because it forbids the possibility that what contradicts it is true.Read more "Whatever Is True"