What Total Depravity implies

Total depravity is the sad but biblical idea that every person is morally corrupt and spiritually dead (Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:1-3). But rather than being a sour belief which hampers faith, it is a scriptural teaching which drives us to cling to the sovereign grace of God. It is an evangelical doctrine which ignites hope…

Unrequited love

Psalm 109:5,6 When Jesus was on earth, he went about doing good and healing people oppressed by the devil (Acts 10:38). He loved the poor. He healed the sick. And he even raised the dead. Yet what did he get in return? A cross. Kindness was met with cruelty. Truth was met with injustice. Liberation…

Evil: a universal problem, a Christian response

It’s everywhere.   Recently, scores of people were slaughtered in a middle belt state here in Nigeria by people believed to be herdsmen from the northern part of the country. Years ago, I lost a dear cousin to HIV. Many have also lost loved ones to cancer, malaria, and several other diseases. A hurricane swept…

Free Article: Not the way it’s supposed to be

Hi, I am sharing a powerful article on a very important topic. It was written by Dr. Cornelius Plantinga, former president of Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  According to the article, Sin is more than an error or mistake; it is a massive distortion of reality as God intended it. Sin: Not the…

The Meaning of Justification

‘Justification is used in Scripture to mean the acceptance of God by anyone as righteous. Justification means that God treats a person who is guilty of sin as not guilty; God declares that that person is to be viewed as legally righteous. (It does not mean that the person is actually made righteous, any more…