The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians It has been said that the letter to the Galatians is like a sword flashing in the hand of a great swordsman. Both Paul and the gospel he preached were under attack. If the attack succeeded, Christianity would become another Jewish sect, with souls depending for salvation upon … Continue reading The Gospel Under Siege
A First-Person Dramatic Narrative: John, an Apostle of Jesus Christ “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there … Continue reading Eyewitness to Majesty
Thales of Miletus (c. 616 – 548), a Greek Mathematician, Astronomer, and Philosopher. In the overview of the history of ideas there are truths, and consequences. Ideas have far reaching repercussions. Margaret Sanger (1879 – 1966), the founded of Planned Parenthood was an advocate of eugenics, the selective breeding of her fellow citizens. The ideas … Continue reading Thales of Miletus: Greek Philosophy and the Search for God
“Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.” –Galatians 5:4 The verb translated “are justified”, in the original text is a present tense. The passage should be rendered, "Christ has become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are trying to … Continue reading Falling from the Grace Method of Salvation
A Sad Situation “Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set … Continue reading Jesus Has Something to Say to Jerry Falwell, Jr.
Many Christians struggle with a particular area of weakness. What the world calls an addiction, Christian theology calls a “besetting sin.” The Puritans spoke of a “Darling Sin”, a particular sin that is loved, fondled, protected, and repeated often. The Christian with a sensitive heart knows the Bible commands God’s people to be perfect, as … Continue reading Dear God, PLEASE, Help Me!
In the world, year after year, nations go to war because, fundamentally, there is a clash of ideas. A review of history reveals some superficial reasons why wars are started. The Revolutionary War began with “the shot heard round the world” when a Minuteman fired on British soldiers on April 19, 1775 at the battles … Continue reading When Ideas Clash