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A Grace-Based View of the End Times

July 27, 2017 // 18 Comments

My new end times’ book has just launched and some of you don’t care. You don’t care because you’ve been burned by bad eschatological preaching. Or you’ve had unpleasant conversations. Discussing the end times is like discussing politics. No matter what you say, half the people in the room jump on you [...]

“AD70 and the End of the World” – paperback out today!

July 25, 2017 // 25 Comments

Amazon have ruined my plans. I was going to release my new end times’ book on September 24 because some of you think the world is going to end on September 23. The timing would’ve been perfect. But Jeff Bezos had other ideas. He must’ve read my book. “Have you read this?” he would’ve said to his [...]

The “I Wills” of God

July 20, 2017 // 39 Comments

At the foot of Mt Sinai the Israelites boasted “We will do everything the Lord commands” (Ex 19:8). Perhaps you have said something similar, but this is a fatal boast, and a recipe for disaster. Make an impossible promise and you will invariably break it. What the Lord demands you cannot provide. This is the [...]

The Prayer of Faith

July 13, 2017 // 155 Comments

 Much of what passes for prayer is wishful thinking. “Oh Lord, please heal Mary.” I’m sure you can, Lord. I just don’t know if you will. “I beg you to heal Tom.” But if you do, no one will be more surprised than me. You can pretty much guarantee these sorts of prayers won’t change anything because [...]

Can You Fall from Your Secure Position (2 Peter 3:17)?

June 29, 2017 // 67 Comments

Image source According to some, here is a scripture that says you can lose your salvation: Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. (2 Pet 3:17, NIV) Don’t panic. This scripture [...]

Have I Committed the Unforgivable Sin?

June 22, 2017 // 38 Comments

Here is a conversation I have on a regular basis: Reader: “Paul, I’m worried that I have committed the unforgivable sin.” Me: “You haven’t.” Reader: “But I had these terrible thoughts about the Lord…” Me: “You didn’t commit an unforgivable sin.” Reader: “I shook my fist at heaven and [...]

Grace Bombs and Patreon: An Update

June 14, 2017 // 17 Comments

When I started writing about the gospel of grace, I had no idea that this message would go all over the world. I figured I’d get maybe 20-30 subscribers, and that’d be it. But I discovered something: people everywhere are starving for good news. Almost every day I hear from those whose lives have been [...]

The Top 12 Promises on Eternal Security

June 8, 2017 // 34 Comments

I have begun listing the many promises in God’s Word regarding the eternal security of the believer. So far I’m up to 130 scriptures, with more to come. It’s a  wonderful, reassuring list, but too long to reproduce here. So for the sake of brevity I have pulled the top 12 promises guaranteeing your eternal [...]

Bullying in the Church

June 1, 2017 // 84 Comments

As a parent of four, I regularly encounter bullying. No, my kids aren’t getting abused at school. But we often receive messages from educators informing us of the symptoms and types of bullying. Honestly, it must be hard to be a bully these days, either at school or in the workplace, with everyone so well [...]

AD70 World Premier

May 29, 2017 // 42 Comments

UPDATE: We have a randomly-selected winner. Congrats to phanson83. Peter, I sent you an email. Check your spam folder if you haven’t seen it. See this? This is the world’s first paperback copy of my new book, AD70 and the End of the World. It is also the world’s only paperback copy, because it is the [...]

The Market for Bad Predictions

May 25, 2017 // 30 Comments

During my lifetime there have been about 100 false predictions regarding the Lord’s return, and every one of them was made by someone who sincerely believed they were living in last of the last days. The end times, in other words (although the phrase “end times” is found nowhere in scripture). Every time [...]