Glory is one of those Bible words that we use loosely without being able to explain it or that we simply take for granted and pass over without stopping to study its meaning. What does the Bible means when it refers to the “glory of God”?
Errors in Doctrine 3
Almost a year ago, I wrote a couple of articles about errors in doctrine I had come across that reinforce a truth that I have repeated on several occasions: If we get the doctrine of God wrong, all of our other doctrines will be in error to some degree. Recently, I heard a preacher make … Continue reading Errors in Doctrine 3
Rethinking the Garden
Many people will argue that God gave man the gift of free will in the Garden of Eden. A close study of the story of the temptation of Adam and Eve may indicate a more sinister source.
To Follow Jesus
Remember the old chorus "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus"? Maybe it's time we revised some of the words.
Joseph, Case 2: A Beautiful Coat
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.
Joseph Case Study #1: A Bad Report
The first proof some commentators have offered as evidence of Joseph’s pride was the “bad report” he made concerning his brothers. But what was it that made this report bad or evil?
Salvation is the means by which fallen humanity, separated from God by their sinful nature, are set free from the bondage of sin, reconciled to God the Father, and made qualified to serve in the ministry of the kingdom of God.
A Really Good Question
I received an interesting inquiry following my last article, “No Simple Salvation.” Not for the first time nor the last, my attempt to explain a truth actually clouded an issue that many people have thought settled for many years. This person commented that they were familiar with the ABCs of salvation, because preachers have used … Continue reading A Really Good Question
No Simple Salvation
Have you ever heard anyone say something like this, “Becoming a Christian is easy; being a Christian – living the Christian life – is the tough part”? For anyone practicing the faith that God has instilled in them, the second part of this statement has been proven true on more than one occasion. However, I would like to take issue with the first part of the statement.
The Story of the Rest
What was Jesus speaking of when He referred to coming to Him for rest in Matthew 11:28? It may not mean what you think.