Mike Wilson and I are ramping up our blog — it’s been sitting idle for some time. We’re retaining the name, but our website has a new link: www.romans12.net. We will be writing on a wide range of issues. For example, we’ll be writing on specific topics that will touch on all aspects of life, both spiritual and secular (but with a spiritual application). We will also do expository studies on specific passages and share our opinions (clearly labeled). You can also expect a little humor.
This enterprise is not tied to any church; it is the individual undertaking of the authors. Each article is the work of the author himself, and each of us are solely responsible for what we write, individually. Mike and I are good friends and brothers in Christ. We may disagree at times and we may even engage in some friendly debate on some issues, for the edification of all. What we have in common, however, is that we believe God’s word is the final revelation to man and that our purpose on earth is to glorify God through faith in Christ. We are both gospel preachers and do not take that task lightly. We know that we’ll answer for the things we teach (see James 3:1) and our main purpose in life is to help others find Jesus and love the gospel.
We named this blog “Transformed” and placed it at www.romans12.net because the life of a Christian can be summed up by that word. t means, in simplest terms, “changed.” That doesn’t do justice to it but it will suffice for now; we all agree — if we love God — that we are to work to become like him (Romans 8:29). Paul uses the term in Romans 12:2,
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Paul sets side-by-side the process of being conformed and being transformed and names the source of each. We can easily be “squeezed into the mold of this world,” as J. B. Philips translates it. But we resist that pressure and, instead, allow God to “re-mold your minds from within,” or be transformed (the Greek word is μεταμορφouθε [from metamorphoo]). God works on us from the inside-out (you can expect Mike to have a lot more to say about that in the future).
Mike and I are just Christians who have been preaching and studying for a long time. Those are our credentials. We hope you’ll judge our offerings here by the Scriptures. We encourage you to test everything we say by them and if you find us true to God’s word, we hope that what we say will help build your faith in Christ, in some small way.