The kingdom of God advances through the expression of the King’s gifts to the church. When working properly the church matures and Christ takes ground in the hearts of men and in the world.
Until sin is actually hated for its odious and repulsive character we will not make true progress in godliness. We may make progress in morality but not holiness; for this requires a godly hatred of sin.
America is far from perfect but there are many reasons for Christians to be thankful to God for it.
Do Christians have the right to defend themselves or does the Bible teach that we are not permitted to?
Do you realize that your Christian life is a spiritual battle? How are we to go about fighting in it? What are the tools and tactics for this war? In light of the stakes, we must be clear on this.
If we avoid peace for the sake of personal comfort then we prize peace over comfort. This is selfish, anti-gospel, and harmful to the church. Therefore it is something that we should make sure that we are not doing.
It is not simply the term mortification that is foreign to many today, it is also the practice. This post aims to familiarize the term and encourage the practice.
One of the ways we know we are living a Spirit-led life is if we see evidence that it is a sin-killing life.
Have you considered that your actions can hinder your greatest blessing?
Because backsliding and apostasy both look the same in their early stages we must be careful not to relativize or excuse patterns of spiritual apathy.