The Certainty of Mysteries

July 18, 2007By BrandonTheology

I was deeply moved by today’s reading from J. Sidlow Baxter’s devotional, Awake My Heart. He speaks of the mysteries of life, what W. A. Criswell used to call “the imponderables of God.” Baxter mentioned birth, life, personality, human experience, Satan, eternity, etc. All of these are unexplainable. We can begin, but we can never … Read More

The Tragedy of Religious Racism

August 7, 2006By BrandonCulture

“And they gave him audience unto this word, and then lifted up their voices and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live.”—Acts 22:22 Exactly what “word” did the Jewish leaders hear that incited such hatred in their voices toward the apostle Paul? Well, they … Read More

Marvelous Grace

July 9, 2006By BrandonTheology 1 Comment

“But where sin did abound, grace did much abound.” -Romans 5:20b Sin is always extreme. When a person comes to a place of repentance and faith in Christ, their perspective of sin changes. They begin to see that Adam and Eve were not merely guilty of tasting some forbidden fruit, they were actually guilty … Read More

Learning to Hate (the Right Things)

June 20, 2005By BrandonLiving

“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”—Proverbs 8:13 Sin is a bitter enemy. Until we learn to spot it, name it, and hate it, we’ll never overcome it. Learning to hate sin is a matter of agreeing with God … Read More