And I Quote… July 25

In the Scriptures, to believe is not limited to an intellectual understanding of certain facts or even to the acceptance of them. Instead, it is to trust in and rely upon the object of our faith to the degree that we base our actions upon it. Our faith or belief in Jesus Christ is not…

Evidence Not Seen | Part Three

Chapter Two In the short time that they had as pioneer missionaries in the Wissel Lakes, the Dieblers endured many privations and hardships. Miserable weather, harsh trails, wrenching illnesses, primitive conditions, and much else were their daily lot. As we consider such exotic hardships, there can be a temptation to “surrender” to challenges that we…

Polycarp… Yet Speaking

Let us, therefore, hold steadfastly and unceasingly to our hope and the guarantee of our righteousness, who is Christ Jesus, “who bore our sins in his own body upon the tree,” “who committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth”; instead, for our sakes he endured all things, in order that we…

Unjargoned Review

The past several weeks of unjargoned have covered a selection of significant dates in church history from the time of the Reformation. Not all of the events we have discussed have been positive, all of them are important to remember. While we have not covered every significant event, or even come close, we will be…

Apparent Weakness

Have you ever felt as though evil was stronger than good? Be honest with yourself. Has it ever seemed to you that the enemies that we face make believers look puny, even pathetic? Have you ever compared the accounts of God’s power in Scripture to the apparent weakness of believers in the present and wondered what…

And I Quote…. July 18

[W]hat makes Christianity absolutely distinct is the identity of our God. Which God we worship: that is the article of faith that stands before all others. The bedrock of our faith is nothing less than God himself, and every aspect of the gospel—creation, revelation, salvation—is only Christian insofar as it is the creation, revelation and…