It begins in Exodus 19, and the Ten Commandments were delivered in Exodus 20. Is it a covenant of grace and law or law and what exactly?
Monthly Archives: July 2019
God’s Covenant with Abraham
Are the covenants made with Abraham still in force? Are there more than one? A related, subsequent question: Do Jews have a biblical right to live in Israel today?
God’s Covenant with Noah
After God exercised his justice-wrath-judgment, he made a covenant with Noah. Is it relevant to us today?
God’s Covenant with Adam
Adam’s name means “humankind.” He represents all of humanity. Let’s see what we can learn from his story.
Covenant of Redemption
A council took place in heaven. The Triunity agreed that they would reach down to humanity and redeem it. It was a rescue mission. This agreement is also a covenant—the Covenant of Redemption.
Is Our Sin Nature Embedded in Our Mammal Nature?
Consider the parallels in the long table in this post. It reveals who we are. God’s gigantic global project for us humans is to lift us out of our mammal-sin nature and recover the image of God in Christ.
Human Sin: Original and Our Committed Sin
Whether it is original sin, or the sins we actually commit, the solution is the same: Jesus and his sacrificial, atoning death.
Bible Basics about Sin: Word Studies
It’s a word that is unpopular today, but it is thoroughly biblical and accurate about human nature. This post is full of easy-to-follow word studies. A solution is offered!
Angels: Questions and Answers
If you need a good summary post with sound theology on how angels operate in your life and other “angelic issues,” this is your post.
Angels: Their Duties and Missions
Renewalists believe that angels are real. Many of us have seen them, either in our dreams or in person.
Angels: Their Names and Ranks and Heavenly Existence
The Scriptures clarify that angels are real, and so is their heavenly dimension where they live.
Angels: Their Origins, Abilities, and Nature
Renewalists (Pentecostals, Charismatics and Neo-Charismatics) believe that angels appear to people in their dreams or in person, even today. It is God’s ongoing ministry to us. But we must get our biblical doctrine straight, or we can stray.
Who Was the Angel of the Lord?
He can be identified with the preincarnate Son of God, before he became a human at his birth. But where those verses? And can all of the verses describing an angelic visitation refer to Jesus?
Bible Basics about Deliverance
Deliverance and maintaining lasting freedom from satanic oppression includes these essential ingredients.
Magic, Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Fortunetelling
You have to avoid those things. Here’s why.
Satan and Demons: Personal
This post covers Satan and his attack on people—even you at times. And so can Christians ‘have’ a demon or be demon-possessed or demonized? Can we rebuke demonic rulers over a city or region?
Satan and Demons: Theology
Renewalists believe in sound doctrine, and they believe in victory through Christ over the kingdom of darkness.
Satan and Demons: Origins
This post tells what the Bible says about where Satan came from (if this can be known) and how he became evil.
The Trinity: What Are the Basics?
If you want to learn the basics, this post is for you, in a convenient Q&A format.
The Trinity: What Are Key Terms?
It’s important to define the terms, so the rest of the doctrine of the Trinity can be clear—or clear enough.
The Trinity: What Are Some Illustrations?
The illustrations must not be taken as perfect and all-revealing. Each has weaknesses. But they can still help.
The Trinity: What Does the Old Testament Say?
The inner life of God is rich and plural within unity or oneness.
The Trinity: Three Persons Together in the New Testament
The Father Son, and Holy Spirit appear everywhere in the New Testament, but here are five famous declarations of the three persons in the same passage.
The Trinity: What Do Theologians Say?
Here are what a few long-time professional theologians say about it. They will keep your thoughts in order—or show you how much a mystery the Trinity is!
The Trinity: What Are His Roles in Creation and Redemption?
The two areas interact—God created, but his highest creation fell. Now humans need redemption. How does the Trinity accomplish this?
The Trinity: What Does ‘Only Begotten Son’ Mean in John 3:16?
This is the most important and well-known verse in the Bible, but do we consider what that phrase means?
The Trinity: What Do Arians and Jehovah’s Witnesses Teach?
This article covers the Arian heresy and its modern-day equivalent in the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The Trinity: What Are Defective Ideas?
A prominent pastor said on global Christian television (paraphrased): “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. See? Three Gods! Right? All agree? Okay!” Not okay. We must learn about defective teachings, so we can steer clear of them.
The Trinity: What Are Replies to Objections?
Here are standard objections and answers to them.
The Trinity: Why Would God Seem So Complicated?
The Trinity—also called Triunity or three persons contained in one God—is who God is in his fullest united, one essence.
The Trinity: What Does He Mean to Me?
Some over-thinking Christians would like to scrap the Trinity. Bad idea. Let’s see how the doctrine to our daily lives and relationship with God.