313 results for author: Greg Albrecht


Grace and Truth Come Through Jesus Christ – Greg Albrecht

  Here's a news flash! Religion is confrontational and hostile to anyone that dares to differ with it. Religion is, at best, irrelevant to our relationship with God. Christ-less religion actually leads people away from God! Grace-less religion advances its agenda, which is all about the relationship it offers (or inflicts upon) its followers. The relationship religion offers usually includes a relationship with a building, with real estate, with icons, with treasures (real or imagined) and with rituals and performances and traditions which are themselves reputed to be of heavenly value. In many cases religion promises spiritual rewards based ...

Understanding the Bible Sensitively and Sensibly – Part 3 of 4

By popular demand, we’re blogging four short articles about “Understanding the Bible Sensitively and Sensibly” we printed in 2015.  During 2015, in what we called “The Year of the Bible” we devoted many resources and magazine articles to this much misunderstood topic.  We thought this series would be an excellent way for many of our blog readers to begin this New Year of 2021.  So here, in consecutive weeks, is: Four Foundational Strategies To Ensure A Christ-Centered Interpretation of the Bible - Part 3 What is the Bible?Should the Bible be Interpreted?Four Foundational Strategies To Ensure A Christ-Centered ...

Does God Give Ultimate Authority to Human Leaders?

Question: I have heard people say that they feel the leader of their nation has the God-given right to take military action without having any human question them. This seems to extend ultimate authority to human leaders, in the name of “the Bible says so.” What do you say? CLICK HERE to continue reading

How God Chooses His Team – Greg Albrecht

Remember those times when you gathered with a group of your friends and schoolmates to participate in a game that involved two teams? My memories are of two captains who were popularly chosen, or who, by virtue of their size, age and ability (or all three) appointed themselves. Then the captains started choosing people for their teams. They always chose those who they felt would help them win—that's logical. Games are all about winning. So when sides were chosen the fastest, strongest, most popular and most athletic were chosen first. As each person was chosen they walked over and stood next to their captain, until finally there was one last ...

Understanding The Bible Sensitively and Sensibly – Part 2 of 4

By popular demand, we’re blogging four short articles about “Understanding the Bible Sensitively and Sensibly” we printed in 2015.  During 2015, in what we called “The Year of the Bible” we devoted many resources and magazine articles to this much misunderstood topic.  We thought this series would be an excellent way for many of our blog readers to begin this New Year of 2021.  So here, in consecutive weeks, is: Should the Bible be Interpreted? - Part 2 What is the Bible?Should the Bible be Interpreted?Four Foundational Strategies To Ensure A Christ-Centered Interpretation of the BibleFive Points to Consider When ...

Jesus Is Our True Compass – Greg Albrecht

Hundreds of ideas, inventions, innovations, explorers and pioneers are considered as “world changers.” Lists of historic world changers vary, depending on who is making the list, but the compass invariably ranks high on most lists of the greatest world changers. As you know, a compass is a device used for navigation and orientation. A compass provides location and directions helping someone who is lost find their way to safety and of course it helps those who are traveling arrive at their intended destination. A simple compass has a magnetized needle that points to “true north” based on the earth’s magnetic polarity. Before the ...

Q & R with Greg Albrecht – Growing pains as we receive new insights

Question: Dear Greg,I'm writing because I feel you are one of the few people I can talk to about these matters. My wife and I have been reading and learning so much about the love of God.   But, we do so with two realities in mind:  1) As you know, we came out of an authoritarian and legalistic church, and of course what we learned about God at that religious address was so very wrong.  Since that time we have found fellowship with a far more spiritually healthy group, but now we are once again learning more … when we left that authoritarian and legalistic church, we went through much pain and the loss of many ...

Warning: Thinking May Be Hazardous To Your Religion – Greg Albrecht

Aristotle is credited with saying that it is a mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it. That same attribute is one of the hallmarks of a life in Christ. There are two central facets involved in a Christ-follower entertaining a thought without accepting it: 1) the spiritual dynamic of the Spirit of God living in us who "will teach you all things" (John 14:26), and 2) the human dynamic of critical thinking. I'm sure that every generation laments that it seems its youth have lost the ability to think, and let me join the parade. But let's not just make this a rant about young people. Lack of critical thinking is not a ...

Understanding the Bible Sensitively and Sensibly – Part 1 of 4

By popular demand, we’re blogging four short articles about “Understanding the Bible Sensitively and Sensibly” we printed in 2015.  During 2015, in what we called “The Year of the Bible” we devoted many resources and magazine articles to this much misunderstood topic.  We thought this series would be an excellent way for many of our blog readers to begin this New Year of 2021.  So here, in consecutive weeks, is: What is the Bible - Part 1 What is the Bible?Should the Bible be Interpreted?Four Foundational Strategies To Ensure A Christ-Centered Interpretation of the BibleFive Points to Consider When Studying Script...

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE…. Greg Albrecht

Here’s some fun stuff that friends have shared with me recently.  Did you know ….. It’s been so cold in Washington D.C. that the politicians have had to keep their hands in their own pockets. It’s easy to get depressed during this pandemic.  One way to remain sane during the COVID lockdown is with hi-jinks and practical jokes, keeping your sense of humor … doing things like… Take your car out to a busy road and park on the side of the highway, put your sunglasses on and point your hair dryer down the road at oncoming traffic.  Have fun watching traffic quickly slow down.Go to the ATM and when your money comes out, yell ...

Q&R with Greg Albrecht – What about the Rapture?

Question My question is about the Rapture. I was baptized in the Free Methodist Church.  I now attend a community church. I watched several prophecy preachers when I was first saved. They helped me a lot, but now I have doubts about the Rapture. What is your opinion about the Rapture? My grandchildren are asking me about this and I want to speak the truth. Is there going to be a Rapture of the church before the tribulation, after the tribulation or none at all? Also, if the Rapture is to be after or during the tribulation or not at all, why did Christ die?  I know we could never be good enough for heaven and without Jesus’ ...

The Dragon and the Baby – Greg Albrecht

“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born” (Revelation 12:1-4, my emphasis). Chances are you will not see or receive a Christmas card depicting the nativity in ...