The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is … More Knowing the Truth vs Loving the Truth
The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is … More Loving the truth vs merely accepting it
John 18:37 Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” John Piper, in a Christmas sermon, “Jesus … More How would you answer? Christmas exists because….
1 John 1:5-7 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. John Piper comments: What is the main value of light? Negatively, it helps you avoid danger. Positively, it helps you reach what you are after. When you … More No Hidden Agenda, No Small Print
John 7:17 If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. J.C.Ryle comments: The difficulty of finding out “what is truth” in religion is a common subject of complaint among men. They point to the many differences which prevail … More Ryle: Doing leads to knowing
John Piper, in a sermon, “What Must Happen Before the Day of the Lord?” So Paul’s aim is very practical in this passage: he wants to help Christians experience peace and calm and stability and clarity of mind—Christians who don’t get all “shook up” and agitated and anxious and fretful and confused and off-balance when … More “Cool-as-a-Cucumber” Christians
J.C. Ryle reminds us of the importance of Jesus’ references to the Old Testament while He taught. He comments on Matthew 12:38-42 at Grace Gems!- The beginning of this passage is one of those places which strikingly illustrate the truth of Old Testament History. Our Lord speaks of the queen of the South, as a … More J.C.Ryle: The authority of the Old and New Testament stands or falls together.