“In the Name Of”

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”

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The Abundant Life

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

An Introduction to the New Hermeneutic

In An Introduction to the New Hermeneutic, Dr. Paul J. Achtemeier undertakes an examination of a hermeneutical method that has grown out of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and the existential theology of Rudolf Bultmann. Achtemeier notes that exegesis and hermeneutics have often become blended and interchanged, but hermeneutics has reemerged as a consideration that … Continue reading An Introduction to the New Hermeneutic

Omniscience and the Preservation of Free Will

“I’ll go to the store tomorrow.” One recognizes this as a very simple sentence; yet, there is an unspoken understanding associated with the thought – provided. Humans can know what was and what is, but the future can only be spoken of in possibilities, probabilities, and potential. The simple reason lies in the fact that … Continue reading Omniscience and the Preservation of Free Will