Speaking of Life Articles

Is there an eternal punishment?

Have you ever had reason to punish a disobedient kid? Have you ever stated that the punishment would never end? I have some questions for all of us who have children. Here comes the first question: Was your child disobedient to you? Well, take some time to think if you are not sure. Okay, if you answered yes like all other parents, we come to the second question: ...

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 ...

Identity in Christ

Most who are over 50 years old will remember Nikita Khrushchev. He was a colorful, stormy character who, as a leader of the former Soviet Union, slammed his shoe on the lectern when speaking to the United Nations General Assembly. He was also known for his explanation that the first man in space, the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, "flew into space, but saw no god there." As for Gagarin himself, ...

Who is Nicodemus?

During his earthly life, Jesus attracted the attention of many important people. One of the most remembered people was Nicodemus. He was a member of the High Council, a group of leading scholars who had Jesus crucified with the participation of the Romans. Nicodemus had a very different relationship with our Savior-a relationship that completely changed him. When he met Jesus for the first time, he insisted ...

Jesus said, I am the truth

Have you ever had to describe someone you know and had trouble finding the right words? It has already happened to me and I know that others did as well. We all have friends or acquaintances whose description is difficult to put into words. Jesus had no problems with that. He was always clear, even when it came to answering the question "Who are you?". I especially like a job, where he works in ...

The medium is the message

Social scientists use interesting words to describe the time in which we live. You probably heard the words "pre-modern", "modern" or "postmodern". In fact, some call the time we live now a postmodern world. Social scientists also suggest different techniques for effective communication for each generation, be it the Builders, the Boomers, the Busters, the X-ers, the Y-ers, Z-ers. ...

To be too good to be true

Most Christians do not believe the gospel - they think that salvation can only be achieved if one earns it by faith and morally impeccable life. "You do not get anything in life." "If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is not true either." These well-known facts of life are inundated by each and every one of us through personal experiences. But the Christian message is against it. The…

Jesus was not alone

On a rotten hill outside of Jerusalem, a troubling teacher was murdered on a cross. He was not alone. He was not the only troublemaker in Jerusalem that spring day. "I am crucified with Christ," wrote the apostle Paul (Gal 2,20), but Paul was not the only one. "You have died with Christ," he told other Christians (Kol 2,20). "We are buried with him" he wrote to the Romans (Rom 6,4). What's going on here…