Truths of Christmas I am sure we all know Luke 2 as well as we know any Scripture reference. In this article, we will not have time to look at this whole chapter, but I want to look at several truths about God revealed in this well-known story. Luke 2:1 And it came to pass … Continue reading Truths of Christmas
This is the second article in a short series dealing with the myths that have grown up around the birth of Jesus as first recorded by Luke in his gospel. Dealing with traditions as ingrained as those associated with the Christmas story is like treading on thin ice, but we need to evaluate all that we believe to be sure that what we believe is supported by the written word of God. In this article, we will deal with the fact that there was no room in the inn.
I have not shared a book review on my blog before, but this is one that you really need to read and today it is on sale (Cyber Monday, Nov 26) at Amazon. The book is by Sinclair Lewis entitled The Whole Christ. While it is a challenging read, those who accept the challenge should … Continue reading The Whole Christ
My wife, Ann, and I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. We attended Preview Day on Friday. This was really a fabulous trip, even if it did wear us out. The campus is beautiful, the professors were very real and personable, and the students and seminary employees who hosted … Continue reading Southern Seminary, Louisville
Even though the church has had the Bible available in its present form for over 1600 years, there are still many people – many of them church members – who have little or no concept of what the Bible actually teaches about God.
What is the answer concerning Christian patriotism? Should Christians be actively and publicly involved in the political process?
The next part of this study on repentance is admittedly somewhat subjective. What I mean is that the concept of repentance as a gift from God will be acceptable only to those who have a particular view of the sovereignty of God.
Repentance is about much more than confession of sin. In fact, the focus of repentance is not our sin, but worship.
When we think of the word repent, typically our next thought is of sin. We say or hear things like “Repent of your sin” or “If you want to go to heaven, you must repent of your sin” or “Salvation requires men to repent of their sins.” There are at least two problems with such an understanding of repentance.
The second item of evidence offered as proof of Joseph’s pride was that he wore the splendid coat gifted to him by Jacob (Gen. 37:3). Much has been written about this coat of Joseph’s, with too many commentators, preachers, and Bible scholars giving Joseph a bad grade for wearing the coat.