The Trinity is hard to understand and even harder to explain to others, so we tend to spend little time thinking or talking about it. As we meditate on the reality that our God is triune, we should be moved to worship God for who he is.
“You can be good without God.” On one level I understood and could even affirm what the slogan said. Not all atheists are liars, thieves, and murderers. But on a deeper level, the slogan undermines itself.
Episode 473 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier with special guest Dr. Michael Horton answer questions about spiritual warfare, the communion of the saints, whether receiving forgiveness is conditional upon forgiving others, and how to have a grand view of God.
Episode 472 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about the resurrection of the dead, Jesus' words at his crucifixion, sanctification in church, the relationship between justice and mercy, and King David.
When we confess Jesus as the Christ, we confess that he is that promised king, whose reign means eternal life and peace for the people of God and eternal judgment for the enemies of God. This is the good news of the gospel.
When Paul wrote to the Christians in Thessalonica, he was writing to a people acquainted with tribulation. The gospel came to them in “much affliction” (1 Thess. 1:6), and it seems as if the difficulty didn’t let up.
Doubt and the ever-debilitating “what-if” have ways of sneaking up on us, even in the sweetest moments of our lives and walks with the Lord. The most debilitating form of doubt a Christian could possibly face is likely doubting one’s own salvation.