Worthy / deserving

Many Christians have a tendency to make statements like “I am a sinner undeserving of forgiveness”, or “I am not worthy to serve God”. Such practices likely stem from a misconception that revering God entails debasing oneself. While overvaluing oneself (hubris / arrogance) is problematic, it is also wrong to undervalue oneself. Matthew 6:26 New … Continue reading Worthy / deserving

John Piper’s subtle lies

( https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/do-the-biblical-warnings-against-riches-apply-to-most-americans ) To address the topic of personal sacrifice, John Piper claims that the bible is unclear about what percentage of one’s possessions one should dedicate to God, versus using for one’s personal pleasure.  He uses two examples: (1) Rich Young Ruler and (2) Zacchaeus the tax collector. [quote from John Piper] The rich … Continue reading John Piper’s subtle lies

Forgiveness: Numbers 14:20, Psalm 99:8

For those who care about context, read Numbers 14:1-38. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=numbers+14%3A1-38&version=CEB;NIV;NET;NRSV;YLT Of particular interest is Numbers 14:20. Numbers 14:20 Common English Bible (CEB) 20 Then the Lord said, “I will forgive as you requested. Numbers 14:20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 20 Then the Lord said, “I do forgive, just as you have asked; New American … Continue reading Forgiveness: Numbers 14:20, Psalm 99:8