WWUTT: John 3:18, Whoever Does Not Believe is Condemned?

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned. But whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3:16-18) To condemn means to sentence as guilty, and that's not what Jesus came to do. He … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Kinds of False Prophecies?

Kinds of False PropheciesBeloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1) God has revealed His truth through His prophets and apostles who gave us the Bible. It is by that word we test all other words.Here are four kinds of false prophecies to look out for:The first is Bonkers – random, made-up nonsense like when Jennifer LeClair wrote about a squid spirit. There's no such s … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Earnestly Desire the Higher Gifts?

Earnestly Desire the Higher Gifts? The miraculous spiritual gifts, as we read of them in the New Testament, were given to the Apostles and their close associates as signs to authenticate that the Gospel they preached was the Word of God. If the miraculous gifts were a regular thing, they wouldn’t be miraculous. The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works. (2 Corinthians 12:12) God also bore witness by signs and wonders and … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: No Creed But Christ?

[display_podcast]What are Christians known for in our day? If you ask people on the street this question, you’re likely to get answers that relate to particular moral or political concerns, but though they may be important, do these issues get to the heart of our faith? In her book Creed or Chaos (1940), Dorothy Sayers observed that “it is worse than useless for Christians to talk about the importance of Christian morality, unless they are prepared to take their stand upon the fundamentals o … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Only God Can Judge Me?

Only God can judge me!This is a phrase that shows up in rap songs, tattoos, t-shirts, bumper stickers…And when someone says this, what they mean is: “You may not approve of what I am doing, but God does!” No, He doesn’t.You see, God has already judged you in the Bible and He says you’re guilty. You’re a murderer at heart, calling somebody names makes you liable to the hell of fire. Everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment… Whoever says, “You fool!” will be … [Read more...]

WWUTT: What is Theology?

There's a word you won't find in your Bible, yet you'll find the subject all over your Bible:Theology. What does theology mean?Augustine of Hippo was perhaps the first to use the word “theologia” in both Greek and Latin, which he defined as “reasoning or discussion concerning the deity”. “Theos” means “God” and “–logia” means “sayings or reasonings”.Now, people often say things like: “Well, I'm a spiritual person. I'm just not theological.“I love the Bible, but I'm not intereste … [Read more...]