Amidst many different cultures represented by an array of religions around the world, the question whether Jesus is the only way to God, might sound like a faded whisper in some areas. More alarmingly, it could get one killed in quite a few places by preaching the very notion of it. Suggesting that Jesus Christ … Continue reading Evangelizing in a Pluralistic Society
In our culture, people can be vehemently opposed to the Gospel message, indifferent to it, or welcoming, and several ways in between. When the Gospel is opposed, the New Testament asserts it is because people are suppressing the truth (Romans 1:18-19), who are rebel against the revelation that God exists (vs. 20). People who are … Continue reading Why do people reject the Gospel message?
As the ebb and flow of cultures change, the role of the Christian should remain constant. To proclaim the good news to the nations about the risen Christ. But how does the presence of the Christian outwardly affect a culture that changes rapidly in polarized environments where Christian identity is often convoluted with political ideology? … Continue reading The Christian’s Role in Cultural Change
Because of cultural proximity, thematic or etymological overlap is bound to occur in ancient literature. Yet, at the same time, overlap is textual evidence in ancient polemics too. Nevertheless, Israelite monotheism stands in stark contrast to neighboring religious cultures, whether it had borrowed, was drawn from, or had argued against the ultimate source of morality, … Continue reading The Egyptian Book of the Dead and Psalm 8
The Holy Spirit is the Christian’s guide and garrison. When a person confesses their allegiance to Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit makes His home in them (John 14:23; Eph. 3:17) and God communes with their every being (Rev. 21:3). He protects, guides and convicts the believer, enabling one to seek for the things of God … Continue reading The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life