Who doesn't like a free gift? A gift that is so much more than any other gift ever received. One that will not only bless you in this life but in eternity to come. If you feel yourself saying yes I want a gift like that. Well, you can have that gift because that gift … Continue reading The Amazingly Free Gift of Salvation
Why is it difficult for many to believe what Jesus promises and simply believe that when we believe in Him we receive everlasting life? Why do many want to add to the simple message of believe and be saved? I believe Bob Wilkin answers this well. "Based on John 5:39-40, it is hard to believe … Continue reading The Clarity of Free Grace Theology
In discovering the meaning of Scripture we must approach the sacred text with respect and awe because it is the word of God. If this is done then the interpretation of the text will be what the text says, not what one thinks the text says. Most everyone struggles with discerning the meaning of many … Continue reading The Meaning of Scripture: Who determines it?
In Romans, Paul memorably speaks of many things. One of which is his comparison of the flesh and the Spirit. What is this exactly? What is the flesh and what is the Spirit that Paul speaks of? How is this integral to his arguments in Romans? To answer these questions and understand what is meant … Continue reading Flesh and the Spirit in Romans
Psalm 1 is a wonderful description of how we should live in communion with God. If one lives in the way that this psalm describes they will have a deep relationship with God. They will also better understand God’s will for all believers. It is a psalm of blessing and hope of God’s grace for … Continue reading The Blessed Life According to Psalm 1
I feel it is safe to say that we are living in a remarkably volatile time. We see daily that the world is becoming more secular and pagan in every aspect of everything it does. It glorifies evil as good and good it decries as evil. It celebrates sin as the proper and healthy way … Continue reading Standing Firm when the World is Shaky
In any theology of human sexuality, one must first establish the differences between the sexes. It is clear from Scripture that God created only two distinct sexes that are complimentary of each other (Gen. 1:27). In this text we see that God made them “male and female he created them.” This teaches that there were … Continue reading Theology of Human Sexuality
In Philippians 2:5-11 we see that Christ emptied Himself by taking the form of a servant. Now, what does this mean? Does this mean that Christ emptied Himself of His divine attributes? Or can it mean something else entirely? This is what I will seek to answer in this post. But before I do that, … Continue reading Christ Emptied Himself of What? Phil. 2:5-11
The question of whether the Old Testament saints were regenerated or not is one that is not to be ignored. It is said it should not be ignored because if the Old Testament saints were not regenerated, then the question of why not arises. Not so much how come they were not but why not. … Continue reading Old Testament Saints and Regeneration
In Matthew 7:1–6, Jesus gives us some interesting teaching. We see in this section that we are to “Judge not, that you be not judged”(v. 1). We are not to do so because, “For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you” … Continue reading To Judge or Not to Judge? Matthew 7:1-6
We see in Malachi 3:8–12, God says, “Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may … Continue reading Is Malachi 3:8-12 for the Church?
There is an interesting and sometimes confusing mystery found in Romans 11:25-29. The text says, "Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way … Continue reading Israel and the Church
We see in the book of Judges a portion of Scripture that is quite difficult. An interesting fact about the book of Judges is that the people were without a king and did what was right in their own eyes (17:6; 21:25). So seeing a person make such a rash vow is not that odd. … Continue reading Jephthah and his Rash Vow: Judges 11:1-40
Christians are indeed saved by grace, and they are “created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (English Standard Version Eph. 2:10). These good works are not performed to retain salvation. Nor are they performed as a means of repayment to God for the amazing salvation … Continue reading Grace and Works
This text is a very interesting one. The apostle Paul wrote that all things are lawful but not helpful. All things are lawful, he further states, but he adds “I will not be dominated by anything.” This itself is not all that interesting itself since Paul wrote in other places that we are no longer … Continue reading Are All Things Lawful for Me? (1 Corinthians 6:12)