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
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
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)
“He is not here, for he has risen, as he said” (Matt. 28:6). Oh, the joy this brings to all who have called on Christ to save them and bestow on them eternal life. He has risen and as such, He can give us eternal life. Yet, as we looked at yesterday, there are those … Continue reading Trusting in the Resurrection Part II.
Just as yesterday I showed an undesigned coincidence, I desire to do the same today. These coincidences are easily overlooked sometimes leaving the reader wondering why something was written how it was. Like the one for today. This one is found in John 1:15. This text is found in the discourse of John speaking of … Continue reading One More Coincidence
I have in the last few posts established some footing for the Scriptures being God’s word and how it is so. Of how studying Scripture without our Western lenses on will open them up to us. How there are some Scriptures that we have thought taught something that it may not actually teach. And finally … Continue reading An Undesigned Coincidence
The supposed problems with the Gospels can be answered and aid all in the discovery of who Jesus is. Let us look at the origins of each Matthew, Mark, and Luke. These three Gospels, which were probably written by their namesakes, do follow “the same general outline” with “very similar emphases” (Julius J. Scott, New … Continue reading More Unity in Diversity: The Synoptics
Unity in diversity in the New Testament almost sounds like an oxymoron. But in truth, it is exactly what the New Testament is about. Unity is the common message and diversity is the different ways it is presented. Julius J. Scott writes, “The serious reader of the New Testament must take into account the various … Continue reading Unity and Diversity