• Are There Reasons to be Angry at God? (Part 2)

    Last month, we considered reasons why God may not answer prayers the way we wish. Some Christians become angry at God when His actions do not meet their expectations.  Reasons 1-4 below are possible events that may make us angry. Reason 5 is quite different from the first four and follows later in this article:

  • The Book of Galatians (Part 3)

    Galatians Conclusion Paul continues his messages to the Jews and Gentiles in Galatia. Galatians 4:13-16 “[I have been told that some in the church have had a change of heart towards me. I am no longer welcome in Galatia.] As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to

  • The Book of Galatians (Part 2) – God's Law and Salvation

    Legalism and Faith The book of Galatians centers on a controversy that existed in the early Christian church which still exists today. Every Christian today should thoughtfully consider the proper relationship between grace and law, faith and obedience. God chose Paul to address this matter because he had years of experience on both sides of

  • The Book of Galatians (Part 1) – Justification by Faith

    Justification by Faith “He [Paul] writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.” (2 Peter 3:16, insertion mine) The King James Version of

  • Is God's Grace Sufficient?

    “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9) According to Joe Carter, an editor for The Gospel Coalition, “62 percent of the United States identified as Protestant in