Why Did Jesus Die?

Why did Jesus die? Most would answer, "To forgive my sins." This is true and sufficient for saving faith. But His death has deeper meanings that help us understand exactly how He forgives our sins.

“Divine Dunking Booth”: Breaking the Idol of Baptism

Baptism is an important part of conversion. But do we make it too important? We must be sure not to emphasize baptism more than the Bible does. Doing so makes it an idol and reduces it to a "divine dunking booth"!

Breaking the Idol of Free Will

Christians today uphold "free will" at any cost. They claim that denying free will reduces humans to puppets or robots. But God's free will is more important than ours. It's time to break the idol of free will.

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen to His People? (Part 3)

A blacksmith forges steel by heating it and beating it. God also does this to forge us into mature Christians. He shows us tough love by letting us suffer for our own good.

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen to His People? (Part 2)

Many proofs support the gospel. The most compelling of all is suffering. God uses our suffering to advance the gospel like nothing else. When we're faithful to the point of death, the church explodes with growth!