Posts from August 2017

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Legalism: A Complex and Deadly Spiritual Disease

by Ryan Kron

“Legalism is not a rare thing in Christian circles. It’s not confined to a certain denomination, age, gender, race, or class. Legalism is not rare because it’s the default mode of the sinful human heart. Thomas Boston said it is “engrained in man’s corrupt nature.” From one angle, then, we could even say that legalism […]

What Happens When Christianity Doesn’t Work

by Ryan Kron

“So often, when people come to Christ, they are promised “victory in Jesus.” Smiling, happy people tell about how they once were unhappy, and now they are filled with buoyant exultation. Broken marriages are fixed, wayward children are returned to the straight and narrow, and depression is banished to the old life, but what happens […]

Election: Two Views of the Same Door

by Ryan Kron

“Bible teacher Donald Grey Barnhouse (1895–1960) often used an illustration to help people make sense of election. He asked them to imagine a cross like the one on which Jesus died, only so large that it had a door in it. Over the door were these words from Revelation: “Whosoever will may come.” These words […]