The Terror of the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:11)

May 19, 2016 // 38 Comments

Many people picture God as a scary bookkeeper recording everything they say and do, and on Judgment Day he’ll shame them by playing the dirty tapes of their secret lives. As we saw in a recent post on the Bema Seat, this caricature is far removed from reality. God is not counting our sins against us. Because of [...]

Fear and Trembling

October 18, 2010 // 42 Comments

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling… (Php 2:12) This is a verse that religious-types love to quote. They use it to say that salvation is something we need to work for, that we must [...]