What can we learn from these 2 accounts of spiritual adultery? How can we keep from committing spiritual adultery ourselves? This is important because one of the names of God, which describes his character, is “Jealous.” He is Almighty God and doesn’t like having second place. After all the amazing victories God gave to Gideon. the fifth judge of Israel Continue reading Spiritual adultery against a jealous God
Christianity and Judaism are eternally bonded through the Messiah who is the root and offspring of King David. He is both creator Lord God of David and the promised Messiah who will rule and reign forever. This is vitally important to understanding the Bible because all of the Old Testament (Moses, History, Poetry, and Prophets) looked forward to Jesus Christ Continue reading Jesus Christ is the Messiah
God used a physical rock to teach a spiritual reality God used physical rocks in the wilderness to reveal the spiritual reality of his Godhead to the children of Israel. If we had walked in their shoes, we would have been just as guilty of craving evil things and worshipping idols as they did. But we have the advantage of Continue reading Jesus Christ is the Rock of Israel
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)
What is the Biblical difference between sin and sickness? And why does it matter? The difference determines how to care for hurting people. People who are hurting from sin need to repent and be forgiven. People who are hurting from sickness need to be treated so they can be healed. If we confuse those concepts and try to forgive sick Continue reading The difference between sin and sickness
I know a very nice family who have such a strong opinion on the meaning of one specific doctrinal point in the Bible they cannot have anything to do with any church that doesn’t agree with their position. As they have gotten more convinced of their position, they have eliminated almost all churches, and sadly they are down to just Continue reading Can I choose the meaning of the Bible?
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
The Bible gives many examples, exhortations, and instructions for godly fasting. It also gives examples and warnings against ungodly fasting. What is the difference? Should Christians fast? How? Why? When? What are the reasons, purposes, and benefits of Christian fasting? Biblical examples of godly fasting Here are some of the many examples of godly fasting in the Bible. These reasons, Continue reading What is Godly Christian Fasting?
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?
Have you ever been tempted to ask God what is the greatest attribute: inspiration, truth, knowledge, or faith? Have you ever longed for more inspiration, more truth, more knowledge, more faith? Have you ever focused on inspiration, truth, knowledge, or faith? Have you ever been justifiably proud of your inspiration, your truth, your knowledge, or your faith? If so, you Continue reading The agápe love of God (1 Corinthians 13)