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The Fallacy Of The Good Heart and the Good Person

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  “I am a good person" “People are inherently good” “But they have such a good heart”     These statements break my heart.    They break my heart because they are untrue. This is blatant false teaching that has been widely accepted both in the church and outside of the church.  We have cherry-picked scripture to support our belief that we are naturally good people.  I have had so many conversations about this as of late.  People get really worked up when I tell them I am not good.  They get even more worked up when I tell them that they are not good either. This is not to point a finger; it is to point them to scripture.   The very first thing I hear people say about this is: “I am a good person because I haven’t murdered anyone.     I am not a thief, and I haven’t committed adultery.”     People automatically go back to the 10 Commandment, whether we realize it or not, even those who don't follow Christ.    We go back there because ultimately, we believe that the commandments

The Character of God

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It is one thing to believe in God, it is another thing altogether to know who God is.  Learning about the character of God has the potential to be a game-changer in our everyday life.  We are living in a time of great division and darkness that many people have never seen before.  The only thing of value that I have to share is my faith and my ever-growing understanding of who God is.  I hope in reading this and through the pages of scripture, you will find the One that is faithful and true.  He is my solid ground when the world around me seems to be falling apart.    A few months back, I was talking to a family member that had to leave her home church and she mentioned that she missed going to Bible study.  I was so excited that she wanted to be studying God’s word, I offered to help since she didn’t have a new church home yet.  When I asked her where she wanted to start, she said, “Genesis.”  Well, can I just tell you how less than excited I was at that?  I was hoping for something o