If You Love Jesus, You Must Love Others

In English, the word love is comprehensive. It conveys an emotional fondness for ice cream, baseball, a child, and a spouse. In the Greek, the word love is used more precisely. There is eros love. There is philein love. There is agape love. It is instructive that the word eros does not occur in the … Continue reading If You Love Jesus, You Must Love Others

Five Principles of Sowing and Reaping

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7) On October 31, 1517, an obscure Augustinian monk in Wittenberg, Germany wanted … Continue reading Five Principles of Sowing and Reaping

God’s Benevolent Love

Conservative theologians distinguish among three categories of love, as far as they relate to the character of God: God’s Benevolent Love, God’s Beneficent Love, and God’s Complacent Love. Regarding God’s love of benevolence, the prefix, bene, means “good” or, “well.” There is the “benediction” at the end of the service, a “good saying”, whereby the … Continue reading God’s Benevolent Love

What Women Want

“Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”—Genesis 3:16, KJV A Traditional Understanding: Women desire to have authority over men, and so was judged by God. A Non-Traditional … Continue reading What Women Want

Revelation 11 The Two Witnesses

Question: "Who are the two witnesses in the book of Revelation?" Answer: In Revelation 11:3–12 a description is given of two individuals who were to help accomplish God’s work during a time of great tribulation. AD 66 – 70 would be of particular interest to study historically.   If the details of the Revelation are … Continue reading Revelation 11 The Two Witnesses

Our So Great Salvation

“Therefore, we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so … Continue reading Our So Great Salvation

Joseph, the Carpenter, was a King

The Virgin Birth of Jesus is mentioned in two Gospels. “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us” (Matt. 1:23). “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of … Continue reading Joseph, the Carpenter, was a King