The Centrality of the Glory of God
We use the term “glory of God” so often that it tends to lose its biblical force. But the sun is no less blazing, and no less beneficial, because people ignore it.
Yet God does not like to be ignored.…Continue Reading
When Following Jesus Means Going Home
We tend to think of following Jesus as leaving behind the familiar for the unfamiliar. But sometimes, like for the man in Luke 8:26-39, the more difficult call is to go back home.
For the first time in a long…Continue Reading
Make It Free: A Follow Up
The New Testament makes essential things crystal clear: "there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name [besides Jesus] under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). Deny that and you…Continue Reading
Why Does Desiring God Offer Everything Online for Free?
Posting all of our content online for free is something we love to do. There is also a theology behind it. We made this video to talk a bit about that. In it I discuss three reasons we post everything…Continue Reading
How Willingly Do People Go to Hell?
C.S. Lewis is one of the top 5 dead people who have shaped the way I see and respond to the world. But he is not a reliable guide on a number of important theological matters. Hell is one of…Continue Reading
One of the Most Important Principles in Reading the Bible
Sometimes readers of the Bible see the conditions that God lays down for his blessing and they conclude from these conditions that our action is first and decisive, then God responds to bless us.
That is not right.
There are…Continue Reading
Why Was Zedekiah Roasted in the Fire
The horrors of physical suffering correspond to the horrors of moral and spiritual outrage. Sometimes this means that people’s suffering is directly correlated with their immorality and belittling of God. This will be the case, for example, with the eternal…Continue Reading
Why We Love the Doctrines of Grace
Unconditional election delivers the harshest and the sweetest judgments to my soul.
That it is unconditional destroys all self-exaltation; and that it is election makes me his treasured possession.
This is one of the beauties of the biblical doctrines of…
Should Christians Say That Their Aim Is to Convert Others?
First of all, why am I asking this question? Three reasons:
- Because in our delicate and dangerous setting of global religious pluralism, how we speak about our aims can get us kicked out of a country or worse.
- Because we…