Tag: New Testament
How Do We Respond to Calls to Discuss Justice in the Church?
How do we respond to calls to discuss justice in the church? Not only is this a hot issue right now, but it is a critical issue to discuss. Because it is crucial, we need to address it in the church. Approaching the Conversation Primarily, we need to be intentional about how we approach the…
Salvation and Why it Matters
BRIEF STATEMENT ON SALVATION I believe that, due to worldwide sin, no one can enter the kingdom of God lest they be born again; and that no grade of improvement however countless, no accomplishments in goodness however great, no ethos however admirable, no ordinance of any kind, can bring the sinner one inch closer to…
In 2022 learn to defend the MOST IMPORTANT EVENT in Christianity.
Christians often spend a lot of time learning how to argue against things like evolution, or for miracles. But what it all comes down to is this: if Jesus died for our sins and rose again, the rest doesn’t matter. If you can prove that, you can prove Christianity. Learn why you can rest assured…
Is Same-Sex Marriage Wrong?
Introduction When it comes to the issue of same-sex marriage, what is correct? The competing goods of this difficult quandary make it less than clear what is ideal, and individuals argue. What ensues is my method of solving this moral dilemma, which is ingrained in Christian ideas and philosophical thinking. Explicit Biblical Guidance First, it…
Join the Course! “The Resurrection of Jesus” with Gary Habermas and Michael Patton.
The world has come up with a lot of outrageous theories to explain away what over 500 witnesses claimed they saw, and what many still claimed to the point of martyrdom; that Christ has risen! Find out what those theories are and why none of them offer an adequate explanation for the radical historical events…
Defending the Trinity: New Testament
Here are three examples from the New Testament: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit… (Matthew 28:19) Jesus ordered his disciples to baptize in the name of all three persons. 2. Now there are different gifts, but the same…
Tracing God’s Kingdom Program and Covenants. Part 12: New Covenant
New Covenant Then Jesus fulfills the New Covenant on the cross. The New Covenant is defined as “a covenant between God and his people that is anticipated in the Old Testament (Jer 31:31) and fulfilled in the New Testament (Luke 22:20; 1 Cor 11:25; Heb 9:15; 12:24). The new covenant involves forgiveness of sin, spiritual transformation,…
How does the New Testament believer relate to the New Covenant?
As New Testament believers we relate to the New Covenant by receiving only in the spiritual blessings of the Covenant, but not the material blessings that are promised to Israel. Spiritual blessings: relationship with God forgiveness of sins a new mind a new heart the Holy Spirit Material blessings: restoration to the land rebuilding of…
The Story of Scripture – Genesis to Revelation – Part 10: New Heaven and New Earth
Although the new era has come, this is only a partial fulfillment of the covenants. We await a final, complete fulfillment. God still wants to provide a perfect place to live among his people in an even more permanent and personal way. One day God will destroy evil and wickedness and provide this perfect place…
Epistolary Outline of Philemon
You’ll notice there are different genres of writing throughout the Bible. Philemon is considered an epistle, or letter. Most of the epistles have a similar structure or outline. Here, I have laid out the outline of Philemon to see clearly each part. Epistolary Outline of Philemon