What is the Future Temple?

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?

Straight from the Word: James 1:2-12

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to … Continue reading Straight from the Word: James 1:2-12

Straight from the Word: James 1:23-25

"For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by … Continue reading Straight from the Word: James 1:23-25

The Substantive Distinction Between the Abrahamic Covenant & the Covenant of Grace

This may be a post where opening your Bibles and following along (very) carefully would be helpful. I am going to make a distinction between a covenant formally established with Abraham, the covenant of circumcision, and the covenant of grace which was promised to Abraham, yet not then established or formalized. Here is a promise … Continue reading The Substantive Distinction Between the Abrahamic Covenant & the Covenant of Grace

Straight From the Word: Inward Sin

We are often led to believe sin is merely an outward manifestation of an inward desire. Sin consists in the acting out of an inward disposition, a desire or perhaps an orientation. A desire or an orientation cannot be sin, it is commonly thought. However, we ought to meditate on the sweet Word of God … Continue reading Straight From the Word: Inward Sin