We note here that David did not necessarily know how God delivers from sin. Easter hadn’t yet happened, Christ was a future prophecy and not a historical reality for David. Yet David did not let himself get tripped up on the how, he was satisfied with the what, that God is a God of salvation who delivers sinners from hell.
We stand on the other side of the Cross and have the rest of the Old Testament as well as the New Testament to understand how God delivers from sin. Knowing that Christ......
Regardless of how undeserving one might believe their parents are, they can never match how undeserving Christs parents actually were. If we identify ourselves as Christians, disciples of Christ, and our goal is to be conformed into His image(Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 15:49), we must honor our parents. Because God humbled himself to take on human flesh and to honor human parents, woe to us if we arrogantly presume to be the exception to this command....
It is acceptable to not fully understand everything taught in scripture; the Christian is a disciple of Christ, and a disciple is a student. We are continually learning through the process of sanctification. However, it is not acceptable to disdain or discard any scriptural teaching, of which the doctrine of Providence is one, due to a lack of understanding....
Are Christians equivocating and acting in hypocrisy if they pause to consider if and how Christ’s call to hospitality is to be applied on a geopolitical scale?
Is there a distinction between individuals’ acts of hospitality and the questions a nation-state must deal with before admitting tens or hundreds of thousands of refugees?
What are the limits to bold and risky hospitality on the household level and on the nation-state level?...