Is it OK for Christians to hate some people?

Is it OK for Christians to hate some people?
If God is love, then how can we His children hate others? Now don’t get me wrong, hatred is a normal human emotion. Hatred is a very strong feeling of dislike for somebody/something, according to the Oxford dictionary. That may be the definition but I am more interested in how we get to the place ...

Satan says you are guilty! Jesus says “not so”.

Satan says you are guilty! Jesus says
When you stand one day before God, to give account of yourself, and God asks if you are guilty of sin, what will you say? Guilty as charged! Or will you please not guilty? Let me into a secret! If you know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, then the correct answer will be “Not ...

Levels of forgiveness – Christian’s perspective

Levels of forgiveness - Christian's perspective
I have forgiven, but it doesn’t feel like I have Forgiveness is hard! Jesus asks us to do a lot of difficult stuff, and forgiving others for the sins against us is right up there with the hardest of all. I have written for the last few days about forgiveness. I said that forgiveness is ...

Will God still forgive me if I don’t forgive others?

Will God still forgive me if I don’t forgive others?
Following on from the theme of forgiveness, I now deal with the question of God forgiving us. The question is this: Will God still forgive me if I don’t forgive others? Now instinctively I reckon most Christians will say of course, God’s forgiveness is unconditional. But there is a problem with that suggestion. Jesus in ...

Why must I forgive if I don’t want to?

Why must I forgive if I don't want to?
Yesterday I looked at “What is forgiveness”? Today we turn our attention to why should I forgive? Surely it is a choice we all have to forgive. “No-one can tell me I have to forgive. In fact there are some things that I could just never forgive!” Of course there are some things that are ...

Sorry God, I just cannot forgive!

Sorry God, I just cannot forgive!
I have often heard people say something like “I have accepted their apology but I will never forgive them”. Forgiveness is a hard thing to do. But it is at the core of our faith and at the core of our relationship with Jesus. Forgiveness is so vital that I want to tackle it in ...

If you do not forgive others, beware…

If you do not forgive others, beware...
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Do not defile yourself

Do not defile yourself
Sometimes you have to just keep yourself pure. My teenagers tell me the world we live in is completely different from the one I used to live in. They must be really clever to know what it was like in “our day”. I think they are right in a sense but in another sense, things ...

Sanctified? What on earth does that mean? 1

Sanctified? What on earth does that mean?
1 Corinthians 1 v 2 says to those sanctified in Christ Jesus Yesterday my wife asked me what does sanctification mean. So I thought if she is asking, there are probably many others out there who may not really understand what the Bible means when it says that we are sanctified in Jesus. In simple ...

Who is going to pay your sin bill?

Who is going to pay your sin bill?
The Bible is clear. Without the shedding of blood, there is no cancellation / remission / forgiveness of sin. So according to the Bible, every sin has to be atoned for – every sin has to be paid. The second thing the Bible is clear about is the penalty for sin is death Romans 6 ...
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