So it is that when we succeed in cloaking the holiness of God, in focusing on his love to the exclusion of his wrath, we unsettle the whole moral universe. We create a God who may be patient, kindly, and compassionate but who is without the will to resist what is wrong, without the will to judge it, and without the power to destroy it. … Continue reading David Wells on the Taming of God’s Holiness
I have continued my reading in the book The Trellis and the Vine where Colin Marshall and Tony Payne emphasize Jesus’ clear call to discipleship for every believer. “At the most basic level, the Bible says that Jesus doesn’t have two classes of disciple: those who abandon their lives to his service and those who don’t. The call to discipleship is the same for all. … Continue reading The Carnal Christian?
I have taken up a new hobby – singing through the hymn book. Not too long ago, this would have sounded about as exciting to me as watching paint dry. But the Lord has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God, (Psalm 40:3) and now I can’t help but burst out singing praises to God. When God touches … Continue reading The Lord has put a new song in my mouth