The Selfishness of Salvation

The Selfishness of Salvation

You’d probably be hard-pressed to find a person who thinks it’s acceptable for a Christian to be selfish. Selfishness is the antithesis to Christianity, implicitly at odds with it. Even non-Christians recognize this and are often quick to point out when the life of a Christian contradicts this principle. This idea is, of course, underscored repeate

The Wasteful Farmer

The Wasteful Farmer

The Farmer In the Parable of the Sower Jesus tells the story of a farmer who went out to sow. The word He uses to describe the sowing process is quite provocative. It simply states that the seed “fell” on different types of ground. Yet seed does not just randomly fall. Seed is sown; it is scattered by someone—by the farmer. A farmer is a businesspe

How Adventism Ended the Gospel Wars

How Adventism Ended the Gospel Wars

You might think that, although Christians disagree on a lot of topics, they at least agree on the central theme of their religion: the gospel. But no such luck. You have Calvinism on the one side, Arminianism on the other, and an entire spectrum of options in between. And that’s just within Protestantism. The Catholic and Orthodox churches as well