Hope for all

Do we teach the All-reconciliation?

Some people claim that the theology of the Trinity teaches a universalism, that is, the assumption that every human will be saved. For it does not matter whether he is good or bad, remorseful or not, or whether he has accepted or denied Jesus. So there is no hell. I have two difficulties in making this claim, which is a fallacy: firstly, belief in the Trinity does not require that one ...

What do you think about non-believers?

I address you with an important question: How do you feel about non-believers? I think that's a question we should all think about! Chuck Colson, founder of the Prison Fellowship and the Breakpoint Radio program in the US, once answered this question with an analogy: If a blind man steps on you or pours hot coffee over your shirt, would you be mad at him? He answers himself that we probably would not be, just ...

God loves all people

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) became known as "the ultimate atheist" due to his derogatory criticism of the Christian faith. He claimed that Christian writing, especially because of its emphasis on love, was a by-product of decadence, corruption, and revenge. Rather than believing the existence of God possible, he proclaimed, with his famous saying, "God is dead," that the great idea of ​​a ...

The glory of God's forgiveness

Although God's wonderful forgiveness is one of my favorite subjects, I have to admit that it's hard to even begin to grasp how real it is. God has planned her from the beginning as his generous gift, a costly act of forgiveness and reconciliation through his Son, culminating in his death on the cross. Thus we are not only acquitted, we are restored - "brought into harmony" with our loving ...

Lazarus and the rich man - a story of unbelief

Have you ever heard that those who die as infidels can no longer be reached by God? It is a cruel and destructive doctrine, the proof of which is a single verse in the parable of the rich man and poor Lazarus. Like all biblical passages, this parable also stands in a specific context and can only be understood correctly in this context. It's always bad to have a doctrine on a single verse ...

Jesus lives!

If you could only choose one biblical passage that would summarize your entire life as a Christian, what would it be? Perhaps this most quoted verse: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life?" (Joh 3, 16). A good choice! For me, the following verse, the most important thing that the Bible as a whole is to understand: "On that day you will ...

The Gospel - God's declaration of love to us

Many Christians are not sure and worried about it, God still loves them? They are worried that God might reject them, and worse, that he has already rejected them. Maybe you are the same scared. Why do you think Christians are so worried? The answer is simply that they are honest with themselves. They know that they are sinners. They are aware of their failure, their mistakes, their ...

Romans 10,1-15: Good News for All

Paul writes in Romans: "Dear brothers and sisters, what I wholeheartedly desire of the Israelites and ask of God for them is that they be saved" (Rom 10,1 NGÜ). But there was a problem: "For they are not lacking in zeal for God's cause; I can testify. What they lack is the right knowledge. They have not realized what God's righteousness is about, and they try to stand before God through their own righteousness ...

The Gospel - The Good News!

Everyone has an idea of ​​right and wrong, and everyone has already done something wrong - even his own idea. "To err is human," says a well-known proverb. Everyone has once disappointed a friend, broken a promise, hurt someone else's feelings. Everyone knows guilt. Therefore people do not want to have anything to do with God. They do not want a day of judgment, because they know that they are not pure ...

What is salvation?

Why do I live? Does my life make sense? What happens to me when I die? Urfragen, probably everyone has ever asked. Questions to which we answer you here an answer that should show: Yes, life has a meaning; yes, there is a life after death. Nothing is safer than death. One day we receive the dreaded news that a loved one has died. Yeah, it reminds us that we too have to die ...

Get to know Jesus

There is often talk of getting to know Jesus. How to do this, however, seems a bit nebulous and difficult. This is especially because we can neither see nor speak face to face. He is real. But it is neither visible nor palpable. We can not hear his voice either, except on rare occasions. How could we then get to know him? Lately, more than one ...

God also loves atheists

Every time it comes to discussions about the question of faith, I wonder why it seems that believers feel at a disadvantage. The believers apparently assume that the atheists have somehow gained the proof, unless the faithful manage to refute it. The fact is, on the other hand, atheists are unable to prove that God does not exist. Just because believers do not convince atheists of the existence of God ...

Sin and not despair?

It is very surprising that in a letter to his friend Philip Melanchthon, Martin Luther admonishes him: "Be a sinner and let sin be mighty, but more powerful than sin be your trust in Christ and rejoice in Christ, that he is the sin, has overcome death and the world. At first glance, the call seems unbelievable. To understand Luther's reminder, we need to take a closer look at the context. Luther does not designate sinners ...

Salvation is God's matter

To all of us who have children, I ask a few questions. "Did your child ever disobey you?" If you answered yes, like all other parents, we come to the second question: "Have you ever punished your child for disobedience?" How long did the sentence last? To put it even more clearly: "Did you tell your child that the punishment will never end?" That sounds crazy, does not it? We who are weak and ...

I am an addict

It's very hard for me to admit that I'm addicted. Throughout my life I have lied to myself and my environment. Along the way, I've come across many addicts who depend on things like alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, tobacco, Facebook and many other drugs. Fortunately, one day, I could face the truth. I am addicted. I need help! The results of addiction are at all ...