When it comes to the thief on the cross, it’s usually only raised as the “textbook” example of God’s saving grace. Specifically, it’s raised to counter the necessity of baptism. The popular response is something like, “What about the thief [more]
Becoming a member of the church can mean a couple of different things. Depending on where you live, there are probably many different “local” churches. Within the Christian faith, these “churches” meet at a certain place, at certain designated times, [more]
Many of the cultural norms regarding marriage are under assault today. As a result, it’s important to reflect on how Biblical marriage is defined and described. United States marriage trends published from Pew Research (February, 2019) [more]
There are many in the religious world today that claim to be an apostle. More than simply “a messenger” (Greek meaning of the word “apostle”), a title of “Apostle” is given or assumed by individuals wishing to mimick the authority [more]
In today’s religious vernacular, a preacher is a pastor. In fact, the word pastor is used almost exclusively as a title in religious organizations. Most dictionaries would list synonyms for “preacher” to be “pastor” or “minister”. Effectively, in the religious [more]
Dual fulfillment in prophecy is something that Wikipedia defines as a, “mainly Christian idea that some prophecies in the Bible have both a short-term and long-term fulfillment.” That’s an adequate definition, but requires [more]
Before we attempt to understand the purpose for miracles, we should probably be clear about what a miracle actually is…at least according to Scripture. A good definition for Bible miracles would be, “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human [more]
The idea of Jesus’ kingdom comes from Jesus Himself, but was Jesus’ kingdom established when He walked on earth in the first century? The question of “When?” regarding Jesus’ kingdom is debated. Some even say that Jesus came to establish [more]
Many today live as though they will never come before God in judgment. But Jesus said, “Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matthew 24:44) In the [more]
With the popularity of the “social gospel” that exists today, it’s often assumed that Jesus performed miracles purely as an act of compassion. Indeed, Matthew records at the feeding of the five thousand that Jesus “had compassion [more]
Understanding the Bible can be difficult. For many centuries, the Catholic Church taught that the Bible could only be understood by an ordained priest. In modern times, people like N.T. Wright and other well-credentialed theologians are [more]
The Ten Commandments are recorded in Exodus 20. They were given to Moses by God and written on tablets of stone. According to IMDb, the classic 1956 movie “The Ten Commandments” (staring Charlton Heston) is the [more]
The Roman soldier’s gladius was a double-edged sword used for stabbing and slashing. It was highly effective in its day. The metaphor describing God’s word as a double-edged sword is made several times in Scripture. Some [more]
The question about Priscilla teaching Apollos seems to get raised when dealing with women’s roles in the church. As more and more Christians are influenced by social and cultural trends, the idea that women are subjugated or limited in their [more]
The office of elder in the first century church was an important one. As such, Scripture includes specific qualifications for a church elder. To be clear, we should note that Scripture uses several words to refer to “elder” including bishop, [more]
“It’s a miracle!” That’s an exclamation we hear often and have probably uttered ourselves. It might be used to describe passing a test you didn’t study for or to sum up a great, come-from-behind victory. For example, the great Olympic [more]
Whether or not the Bible is the complete revelation of God has profound implications on Christianity today. If the Bible isn’t the complete revelation of God, then the door remains open to “other” revelation.
“Other” could be other scriptural authority [more]
Christ’s church goes by many, many different names in this day and time. The signs in front of Christian churches testify to the countless denominations that exist as well as thousands of independent or non-denominational groups. Christ’s church may indeed [more]
How worship to God happens and what it actually looks like varies around the world. In fact, others’ offering of worship to God in your own community may look completely different from how you worship.
It may seem like an odd or obvious question, but it’s definitely worth asking. Christian’s should be mindful of who we worship when coming together. More and more evidence in the Evangelical and Christian world today would suggest the [more]
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