Author Archives: St. John Studies

The "Good" Side of the Coin…

The Bible states, J.I. Packer comments and I have written that God can be both good and severe at the same time.  The previous post “Santa Claus Theology” makes that argument.  It also acknowledges that man prefers “good” God to … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Theology

Romans 11:22 “Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God.” I have just finished discussing two difficult chapters about God’s character; God as judge and God as wrathful.  Without a doubt, the reader of His Word will find multiple examples … Continue reading

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The Cross: Protection from a Wrathful God…

Sodom and Gomorroh were notoriously sinful cities that are mentioned in the book of Genesis.  Due to their wickedness, God destroyed them by “sulfur and fire.”  God reveals to Abraham that He is going to destroy the inhabitants of these … Continue reading

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"Sometimes We Truly Deserve The Switch"

I was at a family gathering recently and I told a tale of my youth.  It may sound appalling by today’s standards but it was true.  As a rambunctious boy, I committed a grievous error by damaging one of my … Continue reading

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"Christ, The Always Gift For All Our Days*"

I have had the pleasure of reading the Bible through a few times, but as you know, it is a complex book.  The Word of God provided a challenge to me [as I am sure, to you].  Some parts remain … Continue reading

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Rock of Ages…

“[He]…will sit on His throne in heavenly glory.  All the nations [everybody] will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another….Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed … Continue reading

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The Post No One Will Want to Read…

If we are trying to “know God” as J.I. Packer’s book implies [after all, the title is Knowing God] it would be most appropriate to know as many aspects of God as we can.  John Ortberg wrote a book a … Continue reading

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