• Devotional,  Doctrine & Theology

    The Sufficiency of Christ and His Word

    Life in today's world is all about getting "more." Man is rarely content with his circumstances or possessions, yet obtaining more fails to satisfy his longings. It is especially grievous when this quest for "more" infiltrates the professing church, because God has already provided all that we need in Christ.

  • Doctrine & Theology

    What God Says About His Word

    On the heels of the discussion contained within the post “Adam and Eve and Andy Stanley,” it seems appropriate to take a few moments to consider exactly what God, the Creator of all and the Author of Scripture, says about His own Word. Far too many professing evangelicals today are willing to undermine and compromise the inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God. It simply is not popular for a man to state unabashedly that the Bible is true, that it means what it says, and that men are subject to the truths contained within it. Today’s postmodern culture would rather that men stand in a pulpit (or more likely, on…

  • Doctrine & Theology

    Affirming Sola Scriptura

    The authority of God’s Word has been under attack since the beginning of time (Gen. 3:1). While it is devastating to see the world, in its hatred and distaste for Christ and His Word, denigrate the Scriptures, it is perhaps more infuriating when such attacks come from those who profess some sort of faith in Christ. Such attacks may come from seeker-driven pastors who elevate themselves and cultural relevance above God’s truth, from liberal pastors who insist that the Bible does not actually mean what it says, or from a massive institution such as the Roman Catholic Church teaching that the words and traditions of men must also hold authority…

  • Discernment

    Film Adaptation of ‘Heaven Is for Real’ Being Planned; T.D. Jakes to Produce

    Heaven Is for Real, the story of four-year-old Colton Burpo, who allegedly traveled to Heaven and back, has mesmerized professing Christians since its publication in 2010. In two years it has sold 8 million copies and been translated into 30 different languages. Those who could not find satisfaction in what God’s Word shares about the life to come flocked to the young boy’s story in spite of the fact that Burpo’s claims about Heaven flatly contradicted the biblical text. The popularity of the book was an overt demonstration of how many Christians today allow experience to trump objective, biblical truth. Like every good story, whether fiction or nonfiction, Heaven Is…

  • Discernment

    Neurosurgeon’s ‘Proof of Heaven’ Differs from God’s as Found in Scripture

    There is no shortage today of fanciful tales of heavenly visits and “near death experiences.” We all are familiar with the claims of a calming, bright, white light and the inevitable subsequent book that will follow a person’s return from this brief sojourn to eternity. It seems that, just as one person’s alleged story of a heavenly field trip fades from the mind of the public, another appears to take its place. This week, the media is reporting on the story of neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, who purportedly visited heaven while in a coma for seven days in 2008. Of course, most will not be surprised to know that Alexander has…