The Anatomy of Transgression Question: What is sin? Answer: Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God. (Westminster Shorter Catechism) The essence of sin is that it is a deliberate violation of the known will of the Lord. “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for … Continue reading Eve, Sin, and Modern Medicine
During the second half of the twentieth century, as a person, Jeane Dixon managed to make an impact on American culture among psychics and astrologers. President Richard Nixon and First Lady Nancy Reagan consulted her for political decisions. As a prophetess, Jeane Dixon was less impressive, though she claimed to receive her oracles from God, … Continue reading Why Do So Many People Believe in a Coming Anti-Christ?
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42). The various worship services offered in American churches reflect the culture of the country, they are diverse. There is the traditional service which begins with a call to worship, confession of sin, congregational singing of … Continue reading Worship: It Was All So Simple in the Beginning
Is it easy to be a Christian? It is not, and for a variety of reasons. There is a cross to take up. “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his … Continue reading What Can Save the Church?
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
While keeping in mind the Hebraism of comparative affection, there are passages in the Bible that do present the hatred of God, not as something less, in comparison, but as an active manifestation of His hatred for sin, and thus the sinner. The two cannot be separated in the day of ultimate judgment. God will … Continue reading Is God’s Unconditional Love A Dangerous Message?
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