Category Archives: Guilt

What Does God Do With the Christian’s Sins?

I recently ran across a little piece, entitled What Does God Do With My Sins?,  that was written to help the Christian feel thoroughly confident in his or her assurance of salvation. I liked the piece so much that I thought … Continue reading

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How to Lose the Joy of Salvation

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation… (Psalm 51:12, N.K.J.V.) Prominent Baptist preacher Dr. Tom Wallace tells of an experience he had when he was serving as the pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Elkton, Maryland. One Sunday morning … Continue reading

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A Night in the Barn

One day a young boy committed a very serious offense. When the boy’s strict father heard about it, he said to the boy, “Son, no one can commit such an act and still sleep under my roof. You must spend … Continue reading

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Going Back Home

New York’s Bowery Mission was founded in 1879 and still serves today as a rescue mission and men’s shelter. Sam Hadley was once the superintendent there and told a certain story about the place. The story goes as follows. One … Continue reading

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Your Feelings Might Be Real, But They Won’t Impress an Atheist

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #2) We’ve begun a series of posts on the book, Why I Left, Why I Stayed. The book is coauthored by the father-son team of Tony and Bart Campolo and explores the reasons why Bart Campolo … Continue reading

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Five Bottles of Wine

An elderly woman who lived in the north of England hadn’t been able to truly pray for years. She needed to pray, even wanted to pray, but each time she tried it her mind went to five bottles of wine. … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree’s Fall

In the center of a town stood a giant oak tree. The tree had been planted there many decades earlier to mark the founding of the town. The tree was massive, and had proven that it could withstand any storm. … Continue reading

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Styx, My Son, & Me

My oldest son, Ryan, attends Johnson University, a Christian college located about ten minutes outside Knoxville, Tennessee. Johnson is a small, private school that has an on-campus attendance of approximately 1,000. Ryan is a sophomore there, lives in a dorm, … Continue reading

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A Simple Test For Standards

You’ve probably noticed that Christians have wildly different standards when it comes to matters of personal holiness. Sometimes these differences stem from nothing more than the generation gap. Other times they are created by the varying diversities of local cultures. … Continue reading

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