Think About IT: Forgiving like God

God forgives sinners based upon the finished work of Christ when sinners repent and ask God to forgive them.

Can Christians do any less regardless how egregiously they believe they have been wronged?

One might seek to escape granting such forgiveness by saying, “Well, I am not God.” While it is certainly and eternally true that Christians are not God, we are to think and act like God (be godly).

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children” (Ephesians 5:1).

Think About IT: The Worship of Thankfulness

Our worship of God can never surpass our thankfulness to God.

While people would agree that God is most honored by worship from a thankful heart, many times our thankfulness is lessened by our tethered complaints.

People often seek to thank God for a blessing, and then immediately explain their frustrations with God. For example, how often does one say (or hear) something like this, “I am grateful for my job, but I hate the hours, location, boss, etc., etc.” Such cumbered gratefulness may conceal our ungrateful heart to those with whom we opine, but it doesn’t with God; the only one that really matters.

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name,” Psalm 100:4.

Think About IT: Forgiven!

If we truly appreciate being forgiven, we will forgive others.

It is ironic indeed, for Christians to extol God for His immeasurable forgiveness of our sins in Christ, and yet shamelessly withhold such forgiveness from those who may have measurably sinned against us.

If we truly appreciate being forgiven, we will forgive others. How could we do otherwise?

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you,” Ephesians 4:32.

Bibliography: The Trustworthiness of Scripture

As Christians we are often confronted with questions concerning the trustworthiness of Scripture. For example, someone may say, “It must have mistakes since it was written by men” or ask “how can the Bible be accurate when there are so many translations?” They may point out what they see, or have been told, are unresolvable problems like “how did Noah get and keep all those animals on the ark” or the differences in the various gospels account of events in Christ’s life. They may say, “men determined what books would make up the Bible” which implies that the Bible is merely a human book.

The following is a list of books to help you learn the answers to such questions and be able to have a more mature understanding of the trustworthiness of the Scripture. I have also included a book to help you learn how to study the Scripture.
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