Exchanging Sin for Life

Sin mars the world. It makes life difficult. The good news is that Jesus came and broke the hold of sin and death. But when we create doctrine that it is only a spiritual reality that will eventually be experienced in heaven we allow sin to persist in our lives.

Christians have relegated “sin” to that which makes God angry or that which God forbids because it is unholy behavior. We are scared of it. We are angry when we see people breaking God’s rules. We think they are intentionally living against God and His ways. But what if there is another way to look at sin? Read more

In Search for Another World?

AliceAlice stepped through the looking glass. The Pevensie children walked through the wardrobe. Wendy and her brothers leapt out the window. Each found a wondrous world awaiting their discovery.

What if it is that easy? Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is at hand. He did not provide another world to escape to, but another world to abide within. Instead of leaving our world for Narnia, we get to bring Narnia to our world. We do not have to drink a potion or find an old magic wardrobe; we simply have to find Jesus.

Then together with the Holy Spirit we start our own adventure. The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. This means we have the Kingdom when we have the Holy Spirit.

It is like we take a paint brush and Read more