MODALISM??

Sabellius is remembered as the main protagonist behind sabellian modalism. Sabellian modalism is an ancient heresy which denies the Trinity and advances the doctrine that “Father,” “Son,” and “Spirit” are three different names for the same person or three different roles for the same actor. “In modalism there is one person in the godhead. In … Continue reading MODALISM??

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

Brothers and sisters, we are at war. The enemy did not need to creep into our midst; he announces himself in our presence every day. We see his acts of terrorism every day in death, evil, pain, tears, jealousy, division, slander, divorce, and the lack of loving allegiance to God our true King. For too … Continue reading ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

Does Your Bible Talk?

The Bible often describes itself as acting. How is that possible? The Bible, if it is like any other book, is an inanimate object. The Bible can't "foresee" or "speak." But the Bible does say that Scripture does those things. Galatians 3:8 says, “The Scripture, forseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached … Continue reading Does Your Bible Talk?

GETTING READY TO DO YOUR DAILY BIBLE READING THIS YEAR

Everyone has a "sense of the Divine" (sensus divinatis)--we all have a natural inclination that God (or at least something beyond us) exists. Our daily Bible reading is a search for that God and a deeper relationship with him.  As we enter that search, we find that we have these inclinations about God and God's … Continue reading GETTING READY TO DO YOUR DAILY BIBLE READING THIS YEAR

Galatians 3:7-14: GOD’S BLESSINGS THROUGH HIS FAMILY OF FAITH

  Boaz went up to the gate and sat down looking for the redeemer. The kinsman-redeemer was responsible for taking care of everyone and everything that his relatives had left behind after he died. If he was unable to fulfill his duty through death or poverty, he could allow someone else to become that kinsman-redeemer. … Continue reading Galatians 3:7-14: GOD’S BLESSINGS THROUGH HIS FAMILY OF FAITH

ANGELS

The Bible tells us that humans are “just a little lower than the angels” (Ps. 8:5). Angels are beings without a physical body. They do not go through an “incarnation” like Christ in order to operate on earth. Angels are created beings. They do not eternally exist by virtue of their own power like the … Continue reading ANGELS

Competition or Teamwork: Can Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Historical Theology Work Together?

Like a driver overcorrecting in the snow, we often skip over truth while veering into extremes. Sometimes, dedication to the exegesis of an individual passage or the overarching narrative of Scripture can cause even the best of scholars to ignore the great doctrines interwoven in and presented in Scripture. At times, there have been those … Continue reading Competition or Teamwork: Can Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Historical Theology Work Together?