Jesus did not take on a different shape or form when He was transfigured . Taking on the image of the heavenly does not vaporize one into shapeless essence.
The overriding issue of life is to whom we will give ourselves in obedience. Will it be ourselves, society, business, Satan or God?
The Shekinah, the pillar of cloud and fire, depicts God's visible presence and protection. Yet His glory is manifested in many other ways as well.
Does God have something against women? On the contrary, the sexes are equal, and distortions of Scripture such as 'gender neutral' Bibles are unnecessary.
The old serpent that deluded Eve has bastardized the term love, flooding the world with over one billion books distorting love. This is not the love of God.
The Father is the source of everything and the Son is the channel through which He carries out His purpose. Jesus declared that the Father is superior to Him.
Satan has deliberately designed this world to burn up our precious time, creating an artificial sense of urgency and a perpetual state of discontent.
Richard Ritenbaugh, citing Cicero's dictum, "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need," indicates that those two items provided contentment for the Roman leader. Indeed a garden can be a source of peace and calm, giving us a kind of therapy, providing us relaxation from the hectic pace of life. …
Charles Whitaker, reflecting on the first question in the Westminster Catechism, 'What is man's purpose?" says this catechism suggests that man's greatest purpose is to glorify God. Glory enriches a person's well-being. After Moses received the Ten Commandments, his skin had a special iridescence, reflecting the glory of …
God is the source of real love; mankind by nature does not have it. It is only by knowing God that we can have this love. Godly love is a cycle that God initiates.
John Ritenbaugh, continuing his exposition on Ecclesiastes 6, appraises the book of Ecclesiastes as the most bluntly profound book in the entire Bible, pointing to our urgent need to develop a relationship with God. We did not create ourselves or give ourselves life. The Psalmist David realized we were made by somebody other …
How does 'praying always' work? Why is consistent, thoughtful prayer such a powerful tool in the process of overcoming?
We receive more of God's Spirit as we respond to His calling, drawing near to His presence and reversing Adam and Eve's fatal errors.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on Solomon's ruminations about life being seemingly futile and purposeless, reiterates that a relationship with God is the only factor which prevents life from becoming useless. As many celebrities and public figures withdraw to spend more time with families, so must we withdraw from the rat race of …
The Father and Son are separate; the Father is the source of all power, while the Son serves as the channel through which we interface with the Father.
Our lives must be totally wrapped up in Christ, exemplifying His character. As we overcome, taking the same steps as Christ did, we will receive His reward.
The events in Acts 17 contrast the hope, certainty and assurance expressed by Paul with the diffidence and uncertainty of the Athenian philosophers.