Read 2 Timothy 2:14-15 … How we find authority, or to what reasons we appeal to establish authority for our actions from the Scriptures makes a difference. The more a person learns about how to understand the Bible, the more even the simplest decisions can take on a consideration of multiple factors. Of course, the … Continue reading Rightly Dividing the Word
Read 1 Corinthians 4:14-16 … The letters to the Corinthians are typically recognized as “occasional.” That is not to say happening only rarely, but that the letters were written to address a problem that was occurring. Basically, all the epistles that are incorporated into the NT are occasional, that is, written to deal with a … Continue reading An Appeal to Corinth
More articles like this can be found at the Carolina Messenger. For three years there had been no rain in Israel. Ahab was a wicked King that had turned to the idols of his wife and for that, God had sent Elijah with the judgment – no rain. For three years the lack of rain … Continue reading Were You Looking for Me?
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?
Read Colossians 3:12-17 … It has been a long understood position that the phrase translated as “in the name of” refers to the idea “by the authority of.” Very few fail to understand what it means when the policeman knocks on the door and says, “Open up, in the name of the law.” This illustration … Continue reading “In the Name Of”
The writer of the Proverbs gives us little glimpses into what is wisdom and what is foolishness. The 22nd chapter begins with this admonition: 1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold (Prov. 22:1, NKJV). Whether in contemporary society or in days past, the … Continue reading The Names of God
Read Isaiah 55 … The Scriptures describe themselves as a living and dynamic resource for the individual. The first passage that typically comes to mind is from the letter to the Hebrews, “For the word of God is living and powerful …” (4:12). This verse is among others that also speak to the efficacy of … Continue reading The Abundant Life