“If we as Christians do not speak out as authoritarian governments grow from within or come from outside, eventually we or our children will be the enemy of society and the state. No truly authoritarian government can tolerate those who have a real absolute by which to judge its arbitrary absolutes and who speak out … More The Illusions of Modern Society and the Gospel
The Facts on Christianity: A Quick Examination “The Bible encourages people to put their faith in God. Unfortunately, many people equate faith with a blind leap in the dark or wishful thinking. But the faith that the Bible requires is intelligent faith. It is neither blind nor irrational. Biblical faith is a committing trust with … More The Facts on Christianity: A Quick Examination
Confronting Sin: A Passion for Being Changed “Tens of thousands, perhaps millions, have come into some kind of religious experience by accepting Christ and they have not been saved.”-A.W. Tozer A question on many minds is a simple one: Why do Christians look just like the world? Where is this transformation they talk about? As … More Confronting Sin: A Passion for Being Changed
Justin’s Calling: Are you called to be a Salvation Army Officer? Justin Steckbauer is an employee of the Salvation Army Central Territory. This is Justin’s personal blog. The views on this blog do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the Salvation Army, it’s employees, or partners. This blog is not associated with the … More Justin’s Calling: Are you called to be a Salvation Army Officer?
Your Spiritual Before & After Picture We often see pictures of “before” and “after” for weight loss programs. Yet we Christians are privy to the most powerful and comprehensive transformation known: spiritual rebirth. I encourage you, sift through your photos. Find pictures of yourself before and after you encountered Christ. Upload them to social media, … More Your Spiritual Before & After Picture
The Heart & Mind of Humanity: Reflections on Suffering, Choice, & Jesus Christ Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. Proverbs 21:2 ESV And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of … More The Heart & Mind of Humanity: Reflections on Suffering, Choice, & Jesus Christ
There are two pieces, at least two parts of the human experience that every human will partake of: being born, and dying. That’s right. The death rate for humans is 100%. I don’t think people like to be reminded of that. It’s a shocking thing to consider in fact. We all like to pretend we’re … More Life after Death: Law, Eternity, and the Changed Mind