The gospel message is one of urgency and at the same time, patient waiting. How can that be? There is urgency for the message to go out, urgency for all to be reached, and urgency for the elect to remain faithful. Yet the redeemed are repeatedly told to "Wait". The gospel's tenant of perpetual urgency binds the otherwise irreconcilable concepts of man's time and God's eternity.
The idea of "not enough" context is well established. Unfortunately, it is too often the case with far too many conclusions about Bible teaching. Having too little context in applying a passage is frequently an issue, but can too much context in Bible study also be an issue?
Atheism is the core belief of secular humanism, a godless religion that is persistently tightening its grip on our land. I fear humanism is a stronger, more dangerous evil than we have imagined.
This outline of the book of James is of the text, both words and sequence, as given in the NKJ version of the Bible. Those headings in all caps have been added to the text. Reading this outline without reading the all cap headings is like reading straight from the NKJ version.
Ghosts are mysterious to us by nature. Maybe that's why the Holy Spirit (e.g. Holy Ghost) is an especially difficult Bible topic. To be sure, it's the least documented member of the Trinity, but we can learn some things by following a few "threads" in Scripture.
God asked Abraham to offer his only son Isaac. That really happened. Abraham and Isaac were real people in history. Understanding the emotions that must have, quite literally, consumed this family during this event can provide real insight into what true faith looks like for the Christian today.
Starting an annual bible reading is a great New Years' Resolution! There are lots of ways to go about it, but the important thing is to get started and commit to it. Here we offer some encouragement and tips that have worked for us in the past.
The Christian should know beyond all doubt that they serve a God that is unchanging. Understanding this concept is fundamental for justifying Old Testament study as well as any New Testament doctrine. But the inverse is also true: Misunderstanding or rejecting the Old Testament removes the very foundation of the Christian’s faith, opening them up to being “carried about by every wind of doctrine.” (Eph 4:14)