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Knowledge and Wisdom (Part One) (09-Nov-18)
by Mike Ford
Author Sandra Carey writes, “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” Put another way, knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
How Can We Trust the Bible? (02-Nov-18)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
One of the buzzwords of this generation is “authentic." Young people, especially, want to live authentic lives, eat authentic foods, travel to authentic places, enjoy authentic music ...
Building on a Perfect Foundation (26-Oct-18)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
As we all know, a foundation plays an essential role in the construction and preservation of a building. One look at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the freestanding bell tower of the Pisa Cathedral, ...
A God Near at Hand (Part Three) (19-Oct-18)
by Ryan McClure
In Parts One and Two, we examined examples of the great God of heaven and earth interacting with His creation, particularly with human beings like Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Hagar, and Jacob. ...
A God Near at Hand (Part Two) (12-Oct-18)
by Ryan McClure
As we saw in Part One, people have different ideas about God’s involvement in the lives of people on Planet Earth. Deists believe that a Creator God exists but that He is disinterested in humanity ...
A God Near at Hand (Part One) (05-Oct-18)
by Ryan McClure
As we begin, we will jump aboard a metaphorical spaceship to take a speed-of-light journey through the cosmos. Our journey starts on the first day of January, and we exit Earth’s atmosphere ...
The Three Witnesses of Christ (Part Three) (21-Sep-18)
by David C. Grabbe
The Trinitarian controversy surrounding I John 5:7-8 overshadows the record of who Jesus Christ was and what He did. It also hides key characteristics of God's called children and what they should be doing ...
Why Two Goats on Atonement? (Part Two) (14-Sep-18)
by David C. Grabbe
Blood provides symbolic cleansing and purification. However, Hebrews 10:4 states that "It is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins." One goat was used to cleanse the altar of accumulated sins, while the azazel goat bore them away.
Why Two Goats on Atonement? (Part One) (07-Sep-18)
by David C. Grabbe
"And he shall take from the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats as a [singular] sin offering." This instruction is unusual, for the ordinary sin offering consisted of a single animal. Why did God command two animals as the sin offering for the nation on the Day of Atonement?
The Three Witnesses of Christ (Part Two) (31-Aug-18)
by David C. Grabbe
As we saw in Part One, the apostle John was the only gospel writer to record John the Baptist’s threefold testimony—of the water (covered in the last essay), the blood, and the Spirit. ...
The Three Witnesses of Christ (Part One) (24-Aug-18)
by David C. Grabbe
Years ago, I had a discussion with a man whom I had known for quite some time, so we generally knew where the other stood on various religious topics. ...
Strangers to the Truth (Part Three) (17-Aug-18)
by Mike Ford
As Part Two concluded, we began to look into the apostle Paul’s prophetic warning in II Thessalonians 2:1-4 about the deceptions of the Man of Sin: "Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus ...
Strangers to the Truth (Part Two) (10-Aug-18)
by Mike Ford
In John 8:40, Jesus points out that, even though they were physically descended from righteous Abraham, the members of His Jewish audience acted as if Satan were their real father: “But now you seek ...
Strangers to the Truth (Part One) (03-Aug-18)
by Mike Ford
The June 2017 issue of National Geographic Magazine contains a story, “Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways,” which begins like this: In the fall of 1989 Princeton University welcomed ...
Missing the Mark (Part Two) (27-Jul-18)
by Mike Fuhrer
In Part One, we saw that sin is not necessarily the breaking of a law—although that is often what we do when we sin—but in relation to the Greek word’s meaning ...
Missing the Mark (Part One) (20-Jul-18)
by Mike Fuhrer
Way back in the third century, a Jewish rabbi named Simlai mentioned in a sermon that the commandments (mitzvot, “commands,” “orders,” “precepts”) found in the Old Testament number 613. ...
Challenges (13-Jul-18)
by Gary Montgomery
Throughout our lives, we have all confronted challenges and difficulties—from learning to walk as toddlers and learning to read as children to becoming adults and facing all the ...
The Fifth Teacher (Part Three) (29-Jun-18)
by David C. Grabbe
As explained in Part One and Part Two, even though the Corinthian congregation had four exceptional teachers—including Jesus Christ Himself—their manifest carnality demonstrated that they were paying more heed to a fifth teacher ...
The Fifth Teacher (Part Two) (22-Jun-18)
by David C. Grabbe
Part One showed that Jesus Christ’s iron-clad rule for recognizing false prophets and teachers was to evaluate their fruit (Matthew 7:15-20)—what is produced not only in their lives but especially by their messages. ...
The Fifth Teacher (Part One) (15-Jun-18)
by David C. Grabbe
Near the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warns about false prophets, who appear one way yet conceal something spiritually deadly (Matthew 7:15-20). Despite not providing many specifics ...




 

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