“Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. Give us each day the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation. ””Luke 11:2-4 NLT The concept of temptation implies … Continue reading Prayer: temptation
Christians are people who have chosen to believe in Jesus. They are also people who have chosen to accept the mission Jesus has given them. Believing in Jesus brings them into a new level of existence, characterized by knowing God, by being loved by God, and by loving him. In short, it introduces them to … Continue reading The threefold mission
It seems Doctor Luke believed in the devil. We live in a time when anything to do with the spiritual is regarded as a bit on the fringe. Belief in God is tolerated, but seen by many as a private oddity, an old fashioned eccentricity, based not in scientifically proven reality but rather in the … Continue reading The reality of evil
Perhaps the most uncomfortable, unpopular idea of Christianity to the modern mind is the concept that people are bad. We do not like this proposition. Especially when it is applied to ourselves. We generally do not see ourselves as bad. Rather, we like the idea that the nature of humanity is basically good. That’s why … Continue reading John’s message – unpopular but true?