Hope

As it seems we are beginning to go back to normal life a bit with school opening, we are troubled with worries but filled with hope.  Hope does not put to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we are … Continue reading Hope

Please Don’t Go: Thoughts on Galatians 1:6ff

  “Please don’t go. Don’t go away.” As long as we are in this world, we will struggle with temptations to leave God. “When, then, the flesh resists, the soul must be intent upon God, and if results do not follow, let not faith fail. And if the enticements of the flesh come upon us, … Continue reading Please Don’t Go: Thoughts on Galatians 1:6ff

Is the Church Christ’s Kingdom?

Is the church the same thing as the kingdom? Is the church Christ's kingly realm? One of the interesting points of interest in George Eldon Ladd’s work is his distinction between the Kingdom and the church. Ladd acknowledged his position was different than Augustine (New Testament Theology, 103), Augustin (104), and Vos (110).  Ladd argued … Continue reading Is the Church Christ’s Kingdom?