The Bible clearly teaches predestination but there is a huge confusion about what is predestined. Let’s examine the passages that describe predestination and carefully determine what is predestined? Is it God’s plan or people’s actions? What is predestined: God’s plan or people’s actions? As we examine the 2 passages that describe predestination, we need to be careful to determine what Continue reading What is predestined? (God’s plan or people’s actions)
Hezekiah was one of the good kings in a long line of bad to worse kings that descended from Solomon’s sin of idolatry because of his foreign wives (1 Kings 11:1-3). Hezekiah restored the temple after his father, Ahaz, had defiled it and shut down the Levitical priesthood. You can read about this amazing work in 2 Chronicles 29-31. In Continue reading Why did Hezekiah smash the bronze snake that Moses had made? (2 Kings 18:4)
It would be presumptions for me to think this post could resolve thousands of years of arguments about the Great Commission. But I have found that most honest theological questions can be resolved by reading the scriptures with the help of the Holy Spirit. So let’s try. I am not going to make deep theological arguments or cherry-pick verses out Continue reading Rightly Dividing the Great Commission
This is a very important question, it goes right to the heart of the trustworthiness of the Bible. If there are apostles and prophets in the church today, then we really need a loose-leaf Bible because there may be new revelation from God that supersedes the old Bible. The Bible clearly says there were apostles and prophets in the foundation Continue reading Are there apostles and prophets in the church today?
Is the Church which is Christ’s Body (Ephesians 1:22) an organization or an organism? The difference may sound trite and overly persnickety but let’s look at the ramifications. The fact that the Church is a “Body” made up of “living members” shows that it is not an “Organization,” but an “ORGANISM.” An “Organization” is made up of distinct units like Continue reading Is the Church an organization or an organism?
Jesus Christ taught shocking doctrines that destroyed the self-righteous pride and hypocritical judgment of the scribes and Pharisees. Here is one of those doctrines that made them hate him and plot to kill him. Before Christians try to judge the tiny mote of sin and failure in their friend’s eye, they must judge their own sins first. I am ashamed Continue reading Matthew 7:3 the mote in your friend’s eye
Ironically, this little verse about unity has caused more fighting, more division, and more heartache than almost any other verse… Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3) There are Christian groups teaching it is your responsibility, it is your work, and it is your endeavor that makes the unity in this verse. These groups Continue reading Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit
Since, the Greek preposition eis (an important key to unlocking difficult Bible truths), here is every verse in the New Testament that has the Greek preposition eis and eternal life. Remember, this Greek word eis is particularly profoundly important because it indicates “the point reached or entered, of place, time, purpose, or result.” Therefore, these verses are critically vitally important Continue reading How to enter (g1519 eis – motion into which – indicating result) eternal life
There is a short 3-letter Greek preposition eis that occurs more than 1700 times in the New Testament. It is particularly profoundly important because it indicates “the point reached or entered, of place, time, purpose, result.” If this word occurs in a sentence, we need to consider what it is telling us about the relationship before we can understand the actual Continue reading The Greek preposition eis (an important key to unlocking difficult Bible truths)
Did the Apostle Paul say the gospel was a mystery not revealed in other ages? Does this verse mean the gospel is a mystery that was hidden from previous generations? How that by revelation he made known unto me (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in as it is now Continue reading Is the gospel a mystery?