John 1:1-3 reveals Jesus' pedigree as the Logos (Spokesman), whose function was to declare or reveal the Father. He had existed with His Father from eternity.
The Hebrew Scriptures reveal the existence of the Father. Deuteronomy 6:4 refers to God as one, signifying unity of purpose and identical character.
John Ritenbaugh observes that children do not initiate love; they reflect love. If the child does not receive a convincing demonstration of this love, he will not become a conductor of love, but will become fearful, anxious, and lacking self-esteem. Realiz. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, cautioning that the world is spinning out of control, warns us that if we are not careful, we could spin right with it. The hectic pace never stops. The world has turned into a tiny electronic village, with screaming fast Internet conne. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, relating a story of a wannabe author, interviewing for the job of a personal secretary to what proved his boyhood idol, a popular author, learned very quickly the adage familiarity breeds contempt. The longer the relationship continued,. . .
John Ritenbaugh, asking how we take (tolerate) sin, states that the Bible does not budge one inch. Sin is considered a major impediment to approaching God. It impedes worship and stops God's ears to our prayers. Sin creates estrangement from God, causing u. . .
John Ritenbaugh suggests that the episodes in Mark 12:28-34, Matthew 22: 34-40, and Luke 10:25-37 are separate incidents. Loving God with all our heart and loving our neighbor as ourselves can not be separated. One cannot obey one command and ignore the ot. . .
Clyde Finklea, acknowledging that putting out sin is a significant aspect of the Days of Unleavened Bread, suggests that reconciliation with Almighty God is equally as important, adding that we could call these days the Days of Reconciliation. The words of. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh observes that the world today is spinning dangerously out of control, and we are in danger of spinning out of control with it. The human mind and body were not designed to withstand the stresses of the rat race. During these chaotic time. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh explores the spiritual intent of the tithing principle. Because everything in the universe belongs to God, including the natural resources from which we get our wealth (we have nothing that didn't come out of the earth- including ourselv. . .
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