In His final teaching before his crucifixion, Jesus clearly explained how each of us can know whether or not we will be shown to be right with God in when we stand before him in the judgment. Religious claims, doctrinal apologetics, and religious formalism will not cut it. The true measure of our standing with Christ is how we treat Christ in the person of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged human beings.
How to Know You Are Right with God
June 13, 2020 • Ty Gibson
My Love-hate Relationship with the Fourth of July
July 4, 2020 • Ty Gibson
On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglas, escaped slave and abolitionist, asked an audience of freedom-loving white Americans, “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” The history that followed answered the question. It is an answer that requires sober reflection and has profound implications for our understanding of the gospel. Israel’s liberation from slavery is the Old Testament story from which the New Testament idea of salvation is derived. From the crucible of black slavery in America, “liberation theology” emerged.