Scott Postma

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Drastic Circumstances Call for Drastic Measures

It’s fairly certain Jesus didn’t literally have self-mutilation in mind when he said, “If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away.” But perhaps, metaphorically speaking, he meant something close. Sometimes, drastic circumstances call for drastic measures. When it’s considered that redemption from damnation required the […]

The Truth About Adultery

The word adultery means, literally, to mix seed. In many ancient cultures, the sin of adultery could only be committed by the wife. In a time when bloodlines were guarded for reasons of nobility and the posterity’s “right to rule,” and DNA tests weren’t a thing, a married woman who copulated with a man other […]

When Opportunity Knocks

There’s a practical side to seeking reconciliation. Once the opportunity to pursue reconciliation has passed, it’s nearly impossible to turn an enemy into a brother. And, the burden of the consequences are meted out in full measure. “Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest […]

The First Priority of Worship

The pursuit of reconciliation is the first priority of unfeigned worship. “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” (Matthew […]

Accountable to the Law

Jesus did not abolish the Law of God, nor did he correct it. Rather, he taught his disciples the full extent of the Law. The Law (against murder without cause, for example) is not bound merely by action (e.g., the taking of a life). In the kingdom of the gospel, […]

It’s Friday Now, But Sunday is Coming

The culture war is cosmic. And it’s already been won. That’s why we can call it Good Friday. When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” – Luke 22:53 For […]

An Admonition to Christian Children

There comes a day when a young person becomes an adult. Just because young people age beyond the threshold of being obedient to parents, doesn’t mean they are automatically wise and mature. You’ll know that by how well they honor their parents in adulthood. Obedience to parents in childhood is training for wisdom and […]