A Scriptural Guide to Correcting Others

There has been a lot of talk, particularly from non-Christians to Christians, about not judging. "Don't judge me," is used as a defense for all sorts of actions--past, present, and future--and there is some scriptural basis for the claim. After all, Jesus said in Matthew 7:1-2, "Don't judge, and you won't be judged. For with... Continue Reading →

Love Myth #4: “Love is a Feeling.”

In our society, love is often discussed as a feeling--a state of heightened emotion, euphoria and delight--and it sets up the expectation that love is a feeling. That it should carry you away and sweep you off your emotional feet to where you naturally want to do nice things for the beloved. So when we... Continue Reading →

Love Myth #3: “Love is a Doormat.”

Christians frequently have to deal with the contention that walking in love is opening the door to be a victim. We’re told “to be loving all the time is to be a doormat, walked all over by everyone,” and that Christians need to stand up for our “rights.” But this isn’t quite what scripture says,... Continue Reading →

God as Mercy…and Judgment

If you had to sum up what God is like as found in the Bible, I think the most fitting term would be mercy. First Chronicles 16:34 says, “O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever.” The Hebrew word for mercy is often translated as lovingkindness, goodness,... Continue Reading →

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