On Spirituality 


Misreading Paul

When Paul challenged the Corinthians to examine themselves – ‘Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves’ – was he implying that...

Misreading Peter

The words in question are: ‘My brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure’ (2 Pet. 1:10). I am sure that many misread the apostle...

John Turned Upside Down

Many think that John, in his first letter, is giving believers a series of tests by which they can examine themselves, and so come to assurance.1 Indeed, some...


Misreading Paul Again

When Paul challenged the Corinthian believer to examine himself – ‘A man ought to examine himself’; that is, a believer ought to examine himself’ – was he...

Assurance Instead of Doubt

When Paul declared: ‘The Son of God... loved me and gave himself for me’ (Gal. 2:20), he was speaking with resounding confidence, telling us that he had a...
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