Monthly Archives: December 2017

Are there times when God will not forgive our sins?



Believe it or not, there are times that God will withhold forgiveness from us as children of God. Shocking? Perhaps. But in order to understand why God sometimes will do that, you need to listen to this my latest podcast to gain some valuable insight. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:01 — 27.5MB) … Continue reading Are there times when God will not forgive our sins?


Prayer



There are many views on prayer. What is effective prayer? Is it getting what we want from God or is it for us to acknowledge God as the all-sufficient one and to give him glory? Should we demand that God bend his will to ours or our will to his? What is the point of prayer … Continue reading Prayer


Is there ever a right time to hate anyone?



King David in Psalm 139:21 stated he hated those that hated God. Very strong language. Was David wrong in what he said in light of the fact that Jesus commanded us to love our enemies in Matthew 5:44? This seems like an obvious contradiction. How can we explain the tension between these two verses?  Listen … Continue reading Is there ever a right time to hate anyone?


Not peace but a sword



Jesus uttered these controversial words in Matthew 10:34. What did he mean he came not to bring peace? Isaiah refers to Jesus as the Wonderful Counselor and the Prince of Peace. This appears as another contradiction in the Bible, doesn’t it? As always the Bible never contradicts itself. Context is the key. Podcast: Play in … Continue reading Not peace but a sword