C.S Lewis, in his well-known classic book 'The Screwtape Letters’, does an incredible job of combining an engaging fictional character-based scenario, with applicable theology and insights into the Christian life. The scenario of the book is the second in-charge demon to Satan, Screwtape, who is uncle to another demon named Wormwood. What we … Continue reading The Screwtape Letters and the road to destruction.
King Solomon, of whom besides Christ was the wisest of men who've walked this earth, of whom The LORD said, "I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before and none like you shall arise after you." (1 Kings 3:12) This Solomon says in Ecclesiastes 7:23-24, "All this … Continue reading True Wisdom Comes From God
Here's a devotional reading titled 'Paradoxes' from the book 'The Valley of Vision'; the collection of puritan prayers and devotions. I found this to be a real stirring reading and hope it blesses you. "O changeless God, under the conviction of thy Spirit I learn that the more I do, the worse I am, the … Continue reading Paradoxes
For some a blessed doctrine, to others a stumbling block of offense. The doctrine of election, one of the five points of calvinism, seems to be a big fish that many hold their noses over; the idea that God chooses whom he wants to save, and rejects others. Here's what John Calvin himself said: 'All … Continue reading The Doctrine of Election
As I reflect over my five years of being a Christian, theres one thing that certainly stands out to me, and that is, the hard things that God has called me to do. The hard conversations with friends about what I see in their lives, witnessing to people I don't feel comfortable talking to, taking … Continue reading Be strong
A very popular objection among Jews as to why Jesus could not have been the Messiah is because the messiah was not predicted in the Tanakh (the hebrew bible) to be someone who performed signs and wonders like healing the blind or raising up the dead and so on. This unfortunately is another mistake made … Continue reading Moses, pointing to Jesus.
The 134th Psalm begins with the invitation; "Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD" (ESV) Every day the Lord is worthy for our blessings towards Him, every day. But today especially as we consider the finished work of Christ on our behalf, He is worthy of blessing. My pastor this … Continue reading A Meditation on Easter Sunday
Currently, each morning to prepare myself and my heart for prayer, I read a few chapters from the book of psalms and then I read a page in the book 'The Valley of Vision', the book of collected puritan prayers. This morning I read the page titled, 'A Present Salvation'. The prayer that really hit me … Continue reading ‘A present salvation’
If you ask any orthodox Rabbi today how are their sins are atoned for and why don't they continue to offer animal sacrifices, they most likely take you to one, or both of these passages: "Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!" … Continue reading Can prayer atone for our sins? (a response to Rabbis)