Is the Church Christ’s Kingdom?

Is the church the same thing as the kingdom? Is the church Christ's kingly realm? One of the interesting points of interest in George Eldon Ladd’s work is his distinction between the Kingdom and the church. Ladd acknowledged his position was different than Augustine (New Testament Theology, 103), Augustin (104), and Vos (110).  Ladd argued … Continue reading Is the Church Christ’s Kingdom?

Calling On the Name of the Lord: the I AM

    As you have been “sheltering in place,” what have you been doing? Most of us are struggling with our routines, our goals, and our discipline. We have to be extra careful to be good time managers for God’s glory. The social isolation has forced us to find new ways of talking with people. … Continue reading Calling On the Name of the Lord: the I AM

Fulfilled: From the Old Testament to the New Testament in Christ and Acts 15

Are Christians responsible to keep the Old Testament Law? Is there a difference between the ceremonial and moral law? These were the pointed questions which arose in the early church. Christians were sent by their congregations to Jerusalem so they could resolve the question of the Christian’s relationship to the OT. Even though God had … Continue reading Fulfilled: From the Old Testament to the New Testament in Christ and Acts 15

REJOICE IN GLORY: Some Notes on Revelation 19-22

“May sinners vanish from the earth and wicked people be no more. My soul, bless the Lord!Hallelujah!” (Ps 104:35). The Psalmist’s prayer and God’s eternal intention is finally realized in the final judgment act poured forth on the earth. God’s eternal purpose is finally realized when he is united with his people at the close … Continue reading REJOICE IN GLORY: Some Notes on Revelation 19-22

Do Not Confuse the Natures: Some notes on the two distinct natures in the person Christ.

Eutychianism is the ancient heresy which states that when the Son of God added humanity to his person a new type of being became. This new type of being was not just fully divine and it was not just fully man. Instead, this new type of being was a mixture of deity and humanity. Jesus … Continue reading Do Not Confuse the Natures: Some notes on the two distinct natures in the person Christ.

Introduction to “He Was Raised on the Third Day According to the Scriptures”

Jesus taught that the entire OT was about him. The OT provides several typological glimpses of Christ. One of these typological glimpses of Christ in the OT is seen in the theme of the “third day” which repeatedly manifests itself in situations where God’s creation or people are delivered from some sort of bondage and … Continue reading Introduction to “He Was Raised on the Third Day According to the Scriptures”