Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many... Continue Reading →

On War and the Bible

Warfare and Biblical teachings: I think we have to first examine the significance of the Exodus before we can adequately address the juxtaposition of the two. The Exodus was God’s separation of his people from other forms of worship and they needed lots of direction and support. The majority of Exodus 21-40 contains the minutiae of... Continue Reading →

The Revelation

Typically written to encourage those who were suffering for their faith, apocalyptic literature such as Revelation is characterized by the presence of deep despair as well as heavenly hope. Presented via symbolic language, celestial powers, and catastrophic judgment, Revelation was ultimately a writing of encouragement and warning. Because of the highly symbolic language, Revelation lends itself... Continue Reading →

In Defense

In the face of intense attack on the very core of Christianity, the authors of II Peter; Jude; and I,II, III John tried to reassure people that they really were children of God and that salvation is based on faith and cannot be attained simply through knowledge. So how does one defend the Gospel? Let... Continue Reading →

Paul’s Outlandish Joy

Paul was coming up on two years in a Roman prison when he wrote a letter to the church at Philippi. Unlike many of his dealings with other churches, this letter wasn’t written to help with problems or to defend his own ministry; this time, Paul wrote to a thriving church whose members needed counsel... Continue Reading →

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