Who, in these days, believes in devils?I do! But, even if I didn’t, experience tells me that temptation is real. We can ignore temptation, or we can resist it, but we can never avoid it. That’s what makes C. S. Lewis's classic masterpiece as relevant today as the time when he wrote it. He wrote … Continue reading Screwtape
My previous blog, “How Temptation Works”, explained the subtle workings of temptation. It helps to understand how temptation works, but we also need to understand how to overcome it.
Grace. Free forgiveness. Undeserved acceptance. The Gospel of Christ is unique among religions. It turns upside down the idea that salvation depends on our good deeds. It doesn’t. God’s forgiveness, and our future destiny, depends entirely on God’s generosity. But that doesn’t mean that morality has no part in our faith
Ahab is seen as one of Israel’s worst kings. He was a liar, a cheat, and a bully, but the incident vineyard of Naboth's is the only recorded example of corruption that could get him impeached today. It is an object lesson in how temptation works.