by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:17 Once a person comes to know Jesus personally, an amazing inner transformation occurs. Paul pinpointed that fact in his second letter to the Corinthians: Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Among those “new things” would be a renewed intellect that can comprehend spiritual truth, changed emotions that are capable of loving God, and a volition that willingly submits to obeying Him. It is remarkable how all of that becomes a reality once we come to Christ. Now then—why wouldRead More →

by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: Genesis 1:27 Unlike animals, God made humans in His image. This is clearly stated in the first book of the Bible: God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27) Breaking that down to its simplest form, God made Adam and Eve like Himself. And what would that include? He gave them intellectual ability—which is often referred to in the Scriptures as the mind. He also gave them emotional capabilities—which is frequently called the heart. And He gave them volitional capacity—which is the will. His desireRead More →