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
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
Seven Eyes Upon One Stone “Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, … Continue reading Seven Eyes Upon One Stone
I do realize that today, April 5, 2020, is Palm Sunday, which honors the moment when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on a donkey, prior to being betrayed by His disciple, Judas Iscariot. I do not want to diminish the importance of this event, but I would like to move forward in the narrative, and draw … Continue reading Seven Trials for the Savior