We can’t earn it. Human effort is futile. Works-based salvation is a back-breaking burden resulting in a lifetime of legalistic bondage. To believe we must "check off the boxes" of being "good enough" to help us get into heaven completely nullifies the work of Christ on the Cross. In other words, if we can earn … Continue reading The Man on the Middle Cross
**Immediately below this blog is a message I preached not too long ago to help people understand that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Stop trying to work your way to heaven. It’s called “legalism.” It’s bondage. And it will suck the life out of you. It’s the day-after-day “checking … Continue reading Bewitched
I've sat and listened to some preachers drone on, "We are wicked. We are sinners. We are unworthy." The news never gets any better. It's usually at that point I stop listening. Why? I already know that. God pulls no punches: "the human heart is deceitfully wicked" (Jeremiah 17:9), and "all have sinned and fall … Continue reading You are a Saint (and you don’t even have to live in New Orleans)
When we die, what do you think is on the other side? I once saw an interview with actor, Anthony Hopkins. Asked about life & death, he, like many others, said he believed, in essence: we live, we die, and then - that's it. Nothing else. Of course, no one can, with authority, satisfy the … Continue reading What Happens When We Die?