Read 1 Peter 1:17-21 … In his work The Church of Christ: A Biblical Ecclesiology for Today, Everett Ferguson seeks to define the Church from a biblical perspective. As such, he makes several statements that might be key to the understanding of the Church. Let’s look at one such statement: “The church is now the … Continue reading The Remnant Gathered
Professor Gerhard F. Hasel has produced New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate; of course, being written and published in 1978, the idea of “current” may not apply without further considerations of the debated topics of 2018. Even with that consideration, Hasel has given us an overview of the issues in New Testament … Continue reading New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate
From those that deny that the Scriptures are the sole source of authority to those that stand on the principle of sola scriptura for all their doctrine and practice, everyone that seeks to live a life acceptable to God must account for themselves against the Scriptural record in some fashion. In the study Ascertaining Bible … Continue reading Ascertaining Bible Authority
Read 2 Corinthians 8:9 … Last week we examined some of the Old Testament and saw an emphasis on giving – specifically of wealth. This week we look to the New Testament to see an equally important role placed upon the giving of our wealth. The real bottom line to remember from both Testaments is … Continue reading A Testament to Generosity
Divorce & Remarriage: A Study Discussion is a transcription of an in-house discussion (not a formal debate) conducted at Martinez, California on September 25th, 1982. The discussion sought to delve into two schools of thought regarding the issue of divorce and remarriage as it is regarded within the Church, an issue that was of concern … Continue reading Divorce & Remarriage
Read Mark 3:13-19 … In the Synoptic Gospels the names of the original 12 Apostles appear in Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:13-19, and Luke 6:12-16. In Acts 1:13 eleven of the originals are again listed with Matthias being added shortly thereafter. Those original 12 were considered the closest confidants of Jesus and benefited from a concentrated … Continue reading Solid as a Rock
The essence of eschatology, the language in which eschatological thought occurs, is a forward-looking conception of what is the ultimate outcome for mankind and the world. Most of those involved in the work of theology have a basic understanding of eschatology that conforms to this concept, and the traditional shape of eschatology is expressed in … Continue reading The Messiah: the Greater Prophet, the son of David, Emanuel.