Read 2 Timothy 3:14-17 … It seems like such a simple idea. Ask a question and then go to the Scriptures to find the answer, and yet for so many it seems like the whole process of using the Bible to answer a theological question (any “–ological” question really) is loaded with personal baggage. One … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say?
Of all the various interpretations that accompany the book of Revelation, there is a portion beginning in 20:11 that undoubtedly peers through the mists of time. This portion shows us John’s vision of the future where he witnesses the Judgment scene at the great white throne and it is revealed that “… anyone not found … Continue reading Is Your Name Written There?
Read 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 … The Greeks and the Romans are both well known for their pantheon of gods. Both of those societies had public temples where worship occurred, but they also had private – or household – gods. The Romans, along with believing in their gods, also believed in spirits called lares which protected … Continue reading A Domestic God
Read 2 Peter 1:5-9 … No one disputes the importance of having faith, particularly regarding one’s relationship with God. Faith is so important that the writer of Hebrews tells us that, “… without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is … Continue reading Whence Comes Faith?
Read Numbers 13:30-14:4 … Joseph seems to have come up several times in the past week, so a few words about how the story might help in understanding a difference in literary genres could be beneficial. Beginning at Genesis 37 one finds Joseph, the dreamer, coming back from being with his brothers in the fields … Continue reading A “Bad Report”