meaning

Platonism and Existentialism

We’ve been suggesting that the obvious truth of morality might provide evidence for God’s existence, as well as reason to think that this obvious truth depends ultimately on God. At first glance, such a claim might seem implausible, if not… Read More ›

مقاومة الحب

إن كان المسيح هو المحبة، وهدفنا أن نحب متشبهين بالمسيح، فإنه سيكون هناك مقاومة لهذا السعي. لو كان الله محبة، إذًا فإبليس مقاوم لنا. الحياة ليست فقط صعبة، بل هي معركة. كما أن الخراف تحتاج إلى راعي لتبقى في الطريق… Read More ›

محبة الذات يجب ألا تعيق المحبة الحقيقية

محبة الذات ليست فقط تمنع المحبة الحقيقية لكنها أيضًا تدمرها. ما هو الشيء المستحوذ على الذات. الذات. الخوف. عدم الإيمان. عدم الثقة. أفكار متضاربة. مشاعر متضاربة. شهوات ورغبات مرتكزة حول الذات غير تقية. غضب. جرح…جرح عميق. عواطف وذكريات تطاردنا. كذب…. Read More ›

Deny the World.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

KINGDOMS IN CONFLICT

Physical battles involve spiritual ones, and it works in the opposite as well. We must recognize that it is only the Gospel and the sight of Jesus in his saving grace that can give us faith and genuine obedience. Command and threats are part of Scripture, and we need to acknowledge them, and when we do so, we will more deeply feel our need for Jesus Christ, but commands and threats, even when nicely issued as helpful suggestions, cannot fill our sails with faith, hope, and love. Apart from the Gospel, the law is the most terrible burden and can lead us to either despair or the delusion of self-righteousness.

Freedom from Our Flesh

Do you ever feel like you can’t help but do the wrong thing, like you are powerless to change? In reality, we are powerless to change. When Paul talks about living according to the flesh, he is talking about the human condition. We were all born into a life of sin, in a fallen world.

The Double Minded.

Double mindedness is a choice. You choose. When you choose Christ, you’re establishing a generational pattern of freedom. When you choose to serve the gods and idols of this world, you’re establishing a pattern of generational bondage. You choose. 

Pride Will Lead To Destruction. 

Pride will destroy you. A puffed up heart will crush you. Haughtiness will blind you. Let God lead your heart. Let God order your steps. Submit yourself to His Will. Surrender your heart to Him. Let Christ lead and mold your course.