Baptism – Related to Salvation but Not a Work

Two insights from Kittel’s Theological Dictionary of the New Testament that help us get a better understanding of baptism: 1) Baptism is seen in the New Testament as part of God’s reconciling process. Here are some words from Oepke in Kittel, “Christian baptism certainly has as its final goal new and eternal life…the new life […]

Thirsting for God & Restless Life Syndrome

I have heard a lot of people talk about hungering for God. There are examples in scripture where we are told we need to hunger for God and for righteousness (Matthew 5:6, John 6:25ff). Thirsting for God is used in scripture more often than hungering for him. The reason for that may be that thirst […]