You Don’t Have to Say Something to Become a Christian

  “What do I need to do to become a Christian?” I asked my theology class this question today. Thankfully, no one said “invite Jesus into your heart.” Nevertheless, I was struck that their answers largely assumed that Christians have to say something to be saved—for example, say a prayer where you confess your sin, […]

What Jesus Says about GREAT FAITH

Back in April I posted a blog entry called, “Why are Some People Not Healed?” In it I wrote: “God does respond to faith (Matt 9:22), but the amount of faith a person has does not have anything to do with whether or not the person is healed, as least not for Christians. No level of faith assures […]

Why are Some People NOT Healed?

Why do some people get healed immediately after prayer, but others never get healed, even after praying for a long time? The short answer is, we don’t know why God chooses to heal some, but not others—at least not for each individual case. Hence, I’m hesitant to ever answer the question beyond this. While there […]

Anxious about the need to have GREAT FAITH?

The Bible has very little to say about varying degrees of faith. Jesus didn’t seem to be as concerned about the amount of faith a person has as many people are today. He simply says have faith (John 11:25-27). Sure there are a couple of times that Jesus scolds the disciples for having ‘little faith’ but […]