Peter

Who Killed Herod?

March 1, 2011 // 87 Comments

In the past week numerous websites have declared that Christchurch’s recent earthquake was God punishing the city for its sin. But as I explained in an earlier post, God’s remedy for sin is not earthquakes, hurricanes or terrorism. God dealt with all our sin at the cross. If God used natural disasters to [...]

1 Peter 4:17 – It’s Judgment Time!

February 24, 2011 // 63 Comments

“For it is time for judgment to begin with the house of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?” (1 Pet 4:17) Here’s a passage that seems to come up whenever something bad happens to Christians. If a pastor stumbles in sin and his church splits, [...]

Acts 15 – Grace Defeats Law in Jerusalem

February 13, 2011 // 16 Comments

For hundreds of years, James the apostle has been given a bad rap. He’s been dismissed as an apostle of works and a primitive Christian who didn’t know grace. I have never heard anyone say that James preached pure grace. As far as I know, I may be the only one banging this drum. But think, for a moment, about [...]