Is God unfair? The Logic of Grace

March 16, 2018Judgment

There are very few passages I’ve taught that have generated quite as much heat as The Parable of the Day Laborers in Matthew 20:1-16. The first time I ever taught this passage in church, I had just finished one of my first major projects fresh out of the MBA program. I had spent several months … Read More

What Love Is This? Cancer, Death, and Christ

December 8, 2011Effectual Calling, Forgiveness, Gospel, Grace, Heaven, Hell, Judgment, Justification, Matthew Barrett, Resurrection of the Dead

By Matthew Barrett I am a member of Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Each Wednesday night the church gathers to hear a message and then spends the rest of the time, usually 15-30 minutes, in corporate prayer. Each Wednesday everyone receives a one-page sheet of paper where we have listed all the prayer requests … Read More

The Final Judgment

September 24, 2011Judgment, Matthew Barrett

By Matthew Barrett The Scriptural Affirmation of a Final Judgment In many respects, the world we live in today is very much like Sodom and Gomorrah, both of which were destroyed by sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven (Gen 19:24). Sinners do not take the threat of coming judgment seriously. When two … Read More