The book of Jonah falls in the category of the Minor Prophets, but it is not like the other prophetic books; Jonah is very different. This book seems to act more like a narrative than a prophecy because it tells the story about a prophet, rather than written word directly from a prophet in the first person, foretelling of … Continue reading The Promised Covenant of Redemption According to Jonah
The seventh chapter of the book of Isaiah, breathed out by God Himself through man, points us to the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. This chapter begins more like a narrative than a prophecy because it provides the historical background and context of the prophecy that Isaiah will give to Ahaz, the king of Judah. Isaiah gives … Continue reading God Is With Us According To Isaiah 7
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, … Continue reading Straight From the Word: James 3:13-18
8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all … Continue reading Straight From the Word: James 2:8-13
In present-day Jerusalem sits the “Dome of the Rock,” which now houses a Mosque for Muslim worship. This Muslim place of worship sits on, or next to, the original site of king Solomon’s temple, and the subsequent second temple which the Jews built following their return from captivity in Babylon. Many Jews and Christians look … Continue reading What is the Future Temple?
The Calvinist has no shortage of biblical ammunition to combat universalism of Arminianism or Roman Catholicism. The battle for a “Reformed” soteriology takes many forms. Philosophical reasons are often given for why Arminianism, for example, fails to give sufficient explanation for its doctrine of salvation. And the same goes for Roman Catholicism. These are often … Continue reading Limited Atonement in Ephesians