It is impossible for God’s mercy to override his justice. His holiness never conflicts with his love. Here are eight attributes of God we encounter at the cross, along with related Scripture passages and helpful quotes from respected theologians.Read More
On this coming Easter Sunday, Christians around the world will celebrate the resurrection of their glorious Savior. Here are 12 reasons why Jesus meant it when he said, “It is finished” (John 19:30).Read More
Must people repent of their sins before God grants justifying faith? Or does repentance follow faith? Which comes first—faith or repentance?Read More
Knowing the difference between the biblical categories of justification and sanctification is key for resting in Christ and understanding our duties as God’s children. Here is a basic definition of each word.Read More
What does it mean for Christians to have peace? Sometimes we don’t feel all that peaceful because of various concerns, trials, and anxieties we experience in this world. Here are 25 Bible passages about peace in Christ.Read More
Do you sometimes wonder how God could possibly love such a wretched sinner as you? This one word explains why your salvation in Christ is secure.Read More
As sinful creatures, the gospel does not come naturally to us. We need to be reminded over and over again of the fact that God’s grace is lavish. Here are seven things you need to know about how you are justified in Christ so you can better rest in all your Savior has done for you.Read More
No matter how godly any of us are in this life, we all fall short of keeping God’s law perfectly. Here are eight godly men of the Bible who still needed a Savior—Jesus Christ our Lord.Read More
Here are 10 words every Christian should know—and be able to explain—in order to "be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have" (1 Peter 3:15).Read More
If people reap what they sow, why do we see so many instances where justice is not carried out in this world? The principle of karma has an answer for this dilemma: people will eventually be paid back with good or evil in future reincarnations for the deeds they have done in the past. What does the Bible say?Read More
When Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, in October of 1517, he did not consider himself a Protestant, but rather a Roman Catholic seeking conversation and reform concerning the abusive selling of indulgences. Here are ten facts about the Reformation you need to know.
Works are what we do—our actions. But what does it mean if we add “good” to works? What makes a work good enough for God?Read More
We do not live in isolated bubbles—the actions of one person often ripple throughout an entire community. The Bible recognizes this relationship and explains the connection that all people have to one of two figures, either Adam or Christ.Read More
“You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone” (James 2:24). Some people appeal to this verse in order to argue that God saves people by faith plus works. They tend to pit Paul, who writes that we are justified by faith and not works, against James, who apparently writes that we are justified by faith plus works. What are we to believe? Are Paul and James actually at odds with each other?Read More
Looking to finalize your 2018 summer reading list? Beautiful Christian Life recently shared 10 words every Christian should know (and be able to explain). In this post we recommend 10 books to help equip you in these foundational doctrines of the Christian faith.Read More
The longer I am a Christian, the more I realize how great a sinner I am. This realization is not necessarily a virtue in and of itself. Yet, it is by recognizing the depth of our sin that we can be brought to greater joy in Christ. Here are two important things every Christian should remember about fighting sin from Romans 7.