God’s Word is powerful and encouraging. Here are five Bible verses that will remind you of this and carry you through the new year. All of these verses are best studied in their context, so take time to look at the surrounding verses. Psalm 31:23-24 Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves… Continue reading 5 Verses to Start the New Year
Our Top 10 Most read Articles October marks our 6th anniversary of Maddening Theology, publishing over 300 articles on this site “attempting to make simple the deep things of God.” We actively work to build up believers and teach those who do not know God about Him and His wondrous salvation. Here are the top… Continue reading Our 6th Anniversary of Maddening Theology
Last week we discussed 10 tests to ensure you are receiving godly wisdom. Not only does James 3:13-18 provide those, but he gives us seven tests of the types of wisdom or character of people to avoid when seeking godly wisdom. Bitter people give ungodly wisdom (14). Bitter people are sharp, they are harsh inter… Continue reading Seven Tests for Avoiding Ungodly Wisdom
Is it possible to know if we are getting godly wisdom? How do we know that we aren’t just listening to our conscience, or someone that agrees with us? James 3:13-18 offers 16 tests for God’s wisdom, although it doesn’t say test, it is “lists.” When we are searching for wisdom, this passage is a… Continue reading Ten Tests to Ensure Godly Wisdom
We should always have faith, but that doesn’t mean we never plan anything. My last blog addressed this: Christians Should Not Always “Just Have Faith”. I laid out arguments for times to “just have faith,” and times that God calls us to plan. If in our opportunity or problem we are unsure of whether or… Continue reading Why Christians Abuse “Just Have Faith”
Many times Christians say, “Just have faith.” The question that we are going to ask today is: “Does faith mean we don’t have to plan?” In other words, is faith a substitute for planning? First, does God ever call us to plan? If we believe we are to plan, are there times when we are… Continue reading Christians Should Not Always “Just Have Faith”
I would like to offer eight points of godly wisdom during this time of global panic. This of course is not inclusive, but hopefully gives a balanced approach to a current situation. At times like these, Christians are reminded how important their faith is, and how valuable being a believer is, in receiving God’s wisdom.… Continue reading Godly Wisdom During Global Panic
This is a multi-week series about gray areas and disagreements in the Christian life. In Part One we discussed the fact that there are gray areas in the Christian life, and at times Christians have different views and both can be right. In Part Two, we discussed how Christians should be making decisions about gray areas.… Continue reading Gray Areas and Disagreements in the Christian Life PART III Who are the Weak Christians?