Finding Hope in Divine Justice

The Reason We Don’t Feel the Weight of Our Sin

It is probably impossible to conceive of the horror of Hell and of the ferocity of retributive justice and righteous wrath that will sweep over those found on the last day to be out of Christ. Perhaps a word like ferocity here makes it sound as if God’s wrath will be...

Recommended Reading July 2020

In this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we’ve been considering the subject of divine justice and how it impacts the life of the Christian and ministry. We understand that we haven’t covered everything on this topic, but it is our prayer that—hopefully—readers of...

Enjoying God: Finding Hope in the Attributes of God – R.C. Sproul

Enjoying God: Finding Hope in the Attributes of God by R.C. Sproul is written with the layman in mind. The author intentionally sets unnecessary theological jargon aside and aims for hearts and minds of everyday people. The end result is a biblical vision of God,...
The Meaning and Purpose of the Justice of God

The Meaning and Purpose of the Justice of God

When we suffer, which we will, there will often be mystery. Will there also be faith? In Christian thought, faith is never naïve or gullible, but rather relies on the strength of its object. Faith that depends on a God, who is a cruel tyrant or cheap trickster, will...

The Danger of Neglecting Lament in the Local Church

The Danger of Neglecting Lament in the Local Church

“Positive and encouraging.” When I tune my radio to the local Christian station, that’s the theme I hear—over and over. It’s not just the station’s motto. The music is upbeat. The hosts are jovial. There’s plenty of laughter. The only “downer” is the news. But then we...

Biblical Apologetics: How Shall We Respond to Unbelief?

Biblical Apologetics: How Shall We Respond to Unbelief?

Unbelief is in the air. Unbelief is gaining ground in postmodern culture. Over 100 years ago, the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great innermost corruption, the one great instinct of revenge, for which...

Learning to Lament: Ten Things About Psalm 13

Learning to Lament: Ten Things About Psalm 13

To help us understand the need for lament in biblical worship, here are ten observations from Psalm 13, an individual lament of David. Psalm 13 is an Individual Psalm That was Recorded for Public Use Psalm 13 begins with the superscription (ss.), “To the Choirmaster....

The Patience of God: A Neglected Attribute of God

The Patience of God: A Neglected Attribute of God

God’s patience is, as far as sinners are concerned, a highly treasured attribute among his people: “But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them” (Nehemiah 9:17). But the patience of...

Divine Justice: Responding in Worship to the God of Grace

Divine Justice: Responding in Worship to the God of Grace

As I write this article on July 1st, 2020, the United States is facing a crisis on multiple fronts. On one front, you have the COVID-19 epidemic. On the other front, you have protests which are (for the most part) okay, but many of those protests have turned to riots...