What Does “Gospel” Mean?

The cross, resurrection of Jesus

The word gospel reflects the Greek word for “good news” or “momentous news.” The good news is what God has done in Jesus Christ, supremely in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. This God did in fulfillment of all that he had promised to do (Luke 24:44) to reconcile lost and guilty human beings to himself, powerfully transforming ...

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Our Longing Back to the Garden of Eden

Garden of Eden representation

The Bible portrays the wonderful Garden of Eden as a historical location, essential for understanding God’s intentions for creation, our role in the world, and the hope of eternal blessing. By word and deed, God revealed in Eden, both his love and justice toward humanity. First, there was peace and bounty; then there was judgment and a promise ...

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Should Christians Follow Old Testament Law?

Old Testament law

Columnists, pundits or journalists often dismiss Christians as inconsistent because “they pick and choose which of the rules in the Bible to obey.” The argument proceeds along these lines: “Christians ignore lots of Old Testament texts — about not eating raw meat or pork or shellfish, not executing people for breaking the Sabbath, not wearing garments woven with two ...

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The Ultimate, Reliable Source of Hope


 
God’s character never changes; Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. External circumstances or conditions do not govern his love, his truth and his goodness — they never vacillate. Therefore, God’s character and the promises he makes are supremely worthy of our trust and commitment. He does what he says, and his covenant love is always ...

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Reflections on the Mystery of “Unanswered” Prayer

Mystery of "unanswered" prayer

If you’re like most people, you are somewhat mystified with the whole topic of answered and unanswered prayer. That describes me too. When my infant daughter died (her name is Rachel), the next time I taught Sunday school I started by listing all the verses that unequivocally promise that God answers prayer. Of course, all my friends in ...

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