Archive for March, 2016

Is Jesus’ Burial Important? (Acts 2:27)

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Can what we believe doctrinally change what we believe is the gospel? Recently I read the gospel is defined as the “deity, death, and resurrection of Jesus.” Notice anything missing? Unlike Paul’s description of the gospel (1 Cor.15:4), this gentleman (and rightfully respected scholar) left out Jesus’ burial. Many treat it as superfluous, and I […]

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Exodus 20:4 – A Modern Idol

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Can a biblical doctrine become our idol? One reason God did not want graven images made to honor Him is there is no singular image that captures all of God. In fact nothing can since even Jesus is both lion and lamb. To emphasize one aspect of God into an image limits God. The same […]

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An Axiomatic World

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

A statement is axiomatic if it needs no proof because it is true by the definitions of the words themselves: A servant is not above his master; water is wet; etc. Denial comes when people willingly ignore the obvious which is becoming the new legal norm: Men are no longer only males; marriage is no […]

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Swearing to God – Jeremiah 4:1-2

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

“Oh my God!” is in reality a swearing to God. But the way most people use it, it is an empty, meaningless, string of words. Such is not the kind of swearing God wants. Returning to Yahweh involves actions such as removing from our lives what is detestable to God (v.1). But there is also […]

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