Outrageous Mercy

The Glory of God in the Gospel-Centered Life

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Be watching for Bill’s upcoming book, Seven Dimensions of Spiritual Masculinity, How God Changes Biological Masculinity into Spiritual Masculinity and Why It Matters.

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FRIENDS AND RELATIVES OCCAISIONALLY recomend movies appropriarte for Christian audiences. Tragically, there are fewer and fewer movies like this. Here are some that we have watched in recent weeks. They are not only appropriate for Christian audiences, but also have...

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This blog is about the gospel and how it influences every aspect of Christian life. Many Christians here the word, “gospel,” and think, that’s for beginners. I want to move on to the deeper truths. But this kind of thinking is a problem. Properly understood the gospel is the deepest truth in scripture. If you knew nothing about the Bible but the gospel, but knew it really well, you would have all the knowledge necessary for a life of godliness.

The gospel reconciles Old Testament and New. It is the center of the Bible. The Old Testament demonstrates the need for it . The Old Testament predicts it. Then the four gospels record the life and death of Jesus, the Messiah, which is the gospel. Last, the epistles look back on the gospels interpreting and applying them.

The gospel is also about ultimate issues. A display of the glory of God is God’s purpose for creation and redemption. The cross of Christ, the center of the gospel, is the greatest display of God’s glory in human history. It also displays the bankruptcy of man. In sum, the cross glorifies God and humbles humanity, and this is how it should be.

The gospel informs how married couples should relate, how they should raise their children, how they should relate to other Christians, why they should evangelize, and how they should conduct themselves in the market place. It’s all there for those who have eyes to see.

The gospel is the heart and soul of the Christian worldview. It explains how we got here, why life is often problematic, and the glorious hope that God has set before all true Believers.

These subjects and others, this blog will explore. Occasionally we will address culture and politics, but the main subject will be the gospel and its application.

If you have questions or concerns my email bfarley48@gmail.com

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Are You Ready For the Coming Social Earthquake?

WE RIGHTFULLY FEAR EARTHQUAKES. They are sudden, usually unexpected, and depending upon their severity, life-changing. Earthquakes occur when pent-up energy along a fault line is released. A fault line is a place where two slowly moving tectonic plates meet.  The...

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A Surpising Difference Between Heaven and Hell

A Surpising Difference Between Heaven and Hell

WHAT MUST I DO TO GET INTO HEAVEN? That is the most important question one could ask. In his book Redemptive Reversals, Theologian G. K. Beale suggests that most people think the answer is good deeds.  I need to be good. When God weighs my life on the scales of divine...

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Is Social Justice Biblical Justice?

Is Social Justice Biblical Justice?

IF YOU'RE PAYING ATTENTION AT ALL, YOU'VE noticed that many people on our university campuses are actively protesting for "social justice." Justice matters greatly, but does social justice have anything to do with biblical justice? That is the crucial question for...

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Can God Be Good If Hell Exists?

Can God Be Good If Hell Exists?

HELL IS HORRIBLE. There is no other way to say it. The biblical teaching is extremely sobering. The Bible compares hell to a lake of fire and sulphur (Revelation 20). It is a place where their "their worm does not die and their fire will not be quenched" (Mark 9:48)....

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How To Conquer Anxiety!

NO ONE WANTS to be anxious. Nevertheless, many of  us wrestle with anxiety. It is an unpleasant experience. You can't be happy and anxious at the same time. So, conquering anxiety is something everyone wants to do.I have learned that it helps to identify the root of...

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