— Writings —

The Gospel in a Word

The Gospel in a Word

If you had to summarize the gospel in a word, what would it be? Forgiveness? Justification? Salvation? Perhaps the best answer would be “Christ,” as long as we understand that His person and work are both included, and it is His work in particular that constitutes the...

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How Can I Know if I’m Saved?

How Can I Know if I’m Saved?

One of the most common issues I have dealt with in pastoral counseling, especially during my years on the mission field where many were coming to faith, is believers who struggle with doubts concerning their salvation. We know that salvation is God’s gift to us by...

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An Exegesis of Romans 2:12–16

An Exegesis of Romans 2:12–16

Background and Contextual Considerations The apostle Paul wrote to the Romans toward the end of his third missionary journey, probably from Corinth.[1] It was just prior to his visit to Jerusalem to deliver the large monetary gift from the Gentile churches as a...

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Fictional Dialogue on the Problem of Evil

Fictional Dialogue on the Problem of Evil

About this dialogue: This is a fictional exchange between an apologist and a professing Christian believer who has witnessed significant suffering, on account of which he is struggling with doubts relative to the “problem of evil.” The struggling Christian’s name is...

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Studying Scripture for Soul Satisfaction

Studying Scripture for Soul Satisfaction

Reading the Bible and studying it are not the same thing.[1] I want to encourage you to make a regular habit of both. Bible reading is the best way to rapidly drink down the pure milk of the Word. By reading and surveying large portions of Scripture, we can become...

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