Blinded by bias

The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered, “We know that this is … More Blinded by bias

I AM

John 8:58-59  Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”  So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple. John Piper, in a sermon, “Death Is Not the End of Life,” explained, “Now, if Jesus had meant to say … More I AM

J.C. Ryle: the uselessness of a mere intellectual knowledge of religion

J.C. Ryle comments at Grace Gems: Twice we are specially told that the unclean spirits know our Lord. In one place it says, “they knew Him.” to another, the devil cries out, “I know you who you are, the Holy One of God.” They knew Christ, when Scribes were ignorant of Him, and Pharisees would … More J.C. Ryle: the uselessness of a mere intellectual knowledge of religion

Why do you believe?

John 10:25-28  but you do not believe because you are not part of my flock. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John Piper, from a sermon, “Jesus Is … More Why do you believe?

J. C. Ryle: Let us beware of this infection, and believe to the saving of our souls.

J.C. Ryle on Matthew 24: Finally, these verses teach us, that our Lord’s predictions will certainly be fulfilled. He says, “heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Our Lord knew well the natural unbelief of human nature. He knew that scoffers would arise in the last days, saying, where is … More J. C. Ryle: Let us beware of this infection, and believe to the saving of our souls.

John Piper: Six Reasons from Psalm 37 Why Believing Is Better

From a sermon titled, “Battling the Unbelief of Envy” by John Piper: Now the other reason this Psalm [37] is so great is because it gives so many reasons why we shouldn’t be unbelieving. It tells us why we should be totally restful and confident that God is for us. It tells us that he’s … More John Piper: Six Reasons from Psalm 37 Why Believing Is Better