Posts by Jon Sharp

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Seven Signs of Grace for Discouraged Souls

by Jon Sharp

It is certain that only those who have received grace from God can truly see or value the beauty of his grace. The Puritan William Bradford once wrote to a friend, “Your sins are undoubtedly pardoned, etc. For God has given you a penitent, believing heart; that is, a heart which desires to repent and – READ MORE >

Dead Birds and God’s Love for Us

by Jon Sharp

On December 23, 1898, the New York Times reported that unknown persons had tampered with the railroad south of Austin, Texas. A beam was installed across the tracks in order to crash a particular night-traveling, north-bound passenger locomotive. The motive was presumed to be robbery. As the train full of sleepy passengers sped toward the – READ MORE >

Big Fancy Theological Words – DOCETISM

by Jon Sharp

  Docetism (from the Greek “dokeo” – meaning “to seem”) is an early Christian heresy that taught that Jesus Christ only seemed to have a body of human flesh, therefore the sufferings He endured were only apparent but not real. According to this false teaching, He did not really rise from the dead, but instead, after – READ MORE >

Which Bible Translation is Best?

by Jon Sharp

The common question of which Bible translation to use is very important—it concerns the most important words ever spoken, the words of God the Creator. It’s crucial to understand at the outset that behind each version is a fundamental philosophy of Bible translation. You want to make sure the version you use reproduces in your – READ MORE >