Having Faith in Faith?

“And Jesus answered them: ‘Have faith in God’” (Mark 11:22). One of the most troubling aspects of the so-called Word-Faith movement is that its self-styled teachers often employ biblical concepts and idioms in ways that pervert their original meaning. An...

Hating One’s Parents

There are at least two reasons why many Christians would find the statement of Jesus recorded in Luke 14:26 difficult, even off-putting. The first is that this saying is simply difficult to accept. The second is that it appears to contradict the teachings of Jesus...

Easy Believism

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). A growing number of evangelical Christians seem to be suffering from...