Sorry for the blunt title, but I didn’t know how else to say it. Tim has passed away. No more will we be getting the detailed, intricately woven tapestry of biblical logic we’re used to reading. I found Tim in his house on Friday, December 5, 2014, kneeling by his bed. His arm was outstretched, as if in supplication to God. I can’t help but think he was praying for us as he always did. I feel like a child without a dad. Alone and afraid.
But that’s not what Tim wanted. He wanted us to be confident in the risen Jesus Christ. So take heed to the words of Tim’s poem and remember that even though Tim’s body has failed, Christ remains with us. And we will see Tim again in glory someday.
No, not really.
While I am gone
Christ always is with thee.
And though you will grieve
And weep and mourn,
Christ grieves with you;
His heart is torn.
Yes, most truly
Trust in God,
And you shall come to me.
In glory, oh Jesus!
He’s more wonderful than
What we ever believed.
For now, we grieve and despair in our great loss. But we remain firm in our hope. We have Jesus, who is closer than a brother. His Spirit will guide us. It’s time to take hold of the reins and do what we’ve been created to do — know and love Jesus — our risen savior.
If you knew Tim and were touched by him, feel free to comment on his memorial page at the following link.
Tim’s Memorial Page–He Walked with God
The next week came and when I saw my dad he was crying uncontrollably. He then held me and told me that my stepfather came home, murdered my mom, shot my sister and then turned the gun on himself.
Scott’s Christian Testimony
We’ve received lots of questions on this topic. Can a Christian fall away and have any hope of salvation? If a Christian sins intentionally, is there any hope of forgiveness?
Can a Christian Fall Away and Return to God?
God’s love and grace are unconditional. He continues to love all of us, even those who are wandering far from Him.
When Daniel speaks of 70 weeks in Daniel 9:24, what is he talking about?
Daniel’s 70 Weeks
Another poem from Mike! It’s a bit hard to explain this one, so I’ll just let you read it for yourself.
Are you a prisoner? There’s one sure way out of your cell.
Recently a reader asked us how we could have any certainty at all that the Bible was true. Can’t dates be wrong? Can’t history records be wrong? Couldn’t the New Testament have been written before the Old Testament in order to conveniently make the Old Testament prophets look reliable?
How Can We Know the Bible Is True?
William’s Christian testimony is a story of how God brought him from darkness to light, from evil to good, from sinner to saint. I love stories like these because at times, we look at people and we say, “It’s too late for them. They’ll never amount to anything.” And we fail to give God the credit for what He’s able to do.
Chosen By God–William’s Christian Testimony