God instructs, guides, disciplines and at times punishes us as a righteous and holy father because He loves us. Our acceptance or rejection of Godâ€™s discipline determines the destiny of families, churches, and nations.
The non-Christian, secular-pagan worldview offers no reason to obey the state except that the state has a monopoly on the means of force.
What is the biblical relationship between church and state, and what should biblical law look like in a new covenant world?
Dr. Jerry Bergman of the Institute for Creation Research talks about the person and work of Charles Darwin, the Darwinian influence on Nazi ideology and the eugenics movement, as well as his own story of conversion from atheism to Christianity.
Paganism is a worldview that worships nature, and ultimately, the self, rather than God the Creator. It is an ancient belief that has been expereiencing a resurgence over the past few centuries. When we reject the transcendent God, we remain spiritual beings and end up worshiping some aspect of creation.
Should Christians be involved in cultural transformation at all? What is the Christian approach to the reformation of law and culture? Joe Boot addresses some of the frequently-asked questions he's encountered over the years.
In this field episode of the podcast, Ben Virgo of Christian Heritage London learns about Joe Boot's own story how he came to be an apologist, some of his formative authors, and the nature of human beings and the apologetic task.
John Stevens, National Director of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC), has written about the resignation of Tim Farron as leader of the Liberal Democrats, arguing that Christians should "advocate for a truly plural society" and be "willing to permit sexual freedom to others." Joe Boot critiques this pluralistic vision, arguing that Stevens hasn't differentiated between a crime and a sin. We should apply the Bible to all areas, not capitulate to pluralism.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published for a UK–based audience, but the implications are universally applicable and highly constructive for Christians everywhere.
The goal of Gods grace is a right-living people. It is a grace that transforms a rebel into an obedient child and situates him on the path of righteousness.
The apostle Paul tells us that love is the fulfillment of the law, but on what basis do we decide how that love is to be expressed?
As Creator and Redeemer, God shows Himself to be a God of order and principle – in short, of law. The law of God is not in conflict with the gospel, rather they are both gifts to mankind.