Jesus' parables of the Pearl of Great Price, the Dragnet, and the Householder resolve the problems raised in their corresponding earlier parables.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reminiscing of the golden age of radio, when mysteries, such as "I Love a Mystery," "Suspense" and "CBS Mystery Theater," grabbed the attentions of millions of listeners, asserts that God also loves a mystery, often revealing information on a need-to-know basis. The meaning of …
Just because something is simple does not make it true and just because something is complex does not make it false. Deeper knowledge often comes with complexity.
We have been adopted into the family of God and have become members of God's Kingdom. The Kingdom is here in the same way the church is a spiritual entity.
The function of the church is like a teacher's college, preparing the firstfruits and providing them with the needed education and character development.
Christ prepared the members of Smyrna for martyrdom, promising them eternal glory for enduring a relatively short time, looking at things from a hopeful perspective.
The gestation or fetus analogy does not adequately depict the sanctification process in which there has to be volition, judgment, and conscious choice.
Reflecting on Michael Crichton's observations about the difficulty of distinguishing truth from error, Richard Ritenbaugh concurs that it is almost impossible to make sense out of this world if we try to process the voluminous information available in these days of exploding knowledge. What goes into our minds (good or bad) …