The unforgivable sin? Oh boy, Buckwheat! We are finally going to learn what this offense is-was-will be-might have been-could be-still is and any other tense you can think of. The answer is right there in black and white…and red. Just click on the colored link. The Unforgivable Sin
Short and Sweet! I like that when it comes to being reprimanded, preached to and when describing my lovely wife! None of us prefer “long and drawn out”. So, I thought I would be short and sweet with this little study on three verses from John. It’s all about choosing the right word to describe something. In this case, it’s whether the word is “which” or “who”.
Naw! I doubt it since I don’t think they know how to write. But some Christians believe we should test them. Is this a proper method for understanding Scripture? 1 John 4:1-3 is mostly mishandled and should be easily understood if the proper tools for interpreting are used. Know a little about the early Church’s struggle against Gnosticism and Docetism, a little about Greek and some context and you should be able to unravel difficult passages. So, although this blog is somewhat lengthy, enjoy the read and hopefully it gives you comfort realizing this warning from John isn’t about you. Whew! just click on the colored link below.
Many times it is temping to read a chapter or passage of Scripture dealing with possible punishment and immediately assume that we could also be in-line for the same fate. But it is so vital to interpret the Bible in a manner that takes into consideration the Authors intent (not intentionality….sorry. A pet peeve of mine) the audiences understanding of what the Author was trying to communicate and of course the cultural events surrounding the Epistle. Let’s look at why Paul’s warning in 1 Corinthians is not something that we, 2000 years later, are liable to face. That’s Good news indeed! Just click on the colored link below.
Time for another 10 minute lesson of why we have the Victory Now! A short passage from Paul describing things that were to soon take place and were already taking place in the first century. Paul even calls on the prophets of the Old Covenant and places their future prophecies in his day…not ours! So we benefit from what they endured. That’s Good News! Just click the colored link under this.
Some struggle with trying to decipher the “times” we live in. While many Millennials are checking out of Church, because they have been told repeatedly by this culture that they are the “terminal generation”, there is a wonderful message of hope and a future out there but being buried by the doom and gloom false prophets.
American Church leadership promotes an apocalyptic false message designed to sell more DVD’s and books. If we looked through a different lens, we would easily see the truth. Here are 101 verses that explain that when Jesus and Disciples, along with the various writers of Scripture, discussed the “time of the end” it wasn’t the “end of the world” but rather the soon coming end of the first covenant. Replaced with the New Covenant that we now live under. Now that’s Good News!
I did not create this or do the research, I came across this and freely share it.
Know-the-lord-hebrews-8 Sometimes we all struggle to be understood and whether God understands us. If Jesus also felt that same frustration when he encountered the religious people of his day and even His own Disciples.
John 14:9 Jesus said to Philip, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip?..” John 8:19 Then they said to Him, Where is your father? Jesus answered, You neither know Me, nor My Father. If you had known Me, then you also would have known My Father.
It is the promise we received that we can finally “know” the Lord in a manner never before experienced. The following study is reveals that Scripture was fulfilled fully when it comes to to Knowing the Lord”. Thanks for visiting and enjoy. Just click the colored link below.
I remember playing that game and being able to count the kids and know who I would be choosing before I ever started. The same game is played by believers who look at a passage of Scripture and want to claim certain verses for the past or present yet argue other promises are to be realized in the future.