Explaining Prophecy

Most understand the word “prophecy” to be another word for prediction. The Hebrew, navi and the Greek prophētēs (prophet), carry the meaning of one who is a proclaimer of God’s message and need not necessarily be foretelling of the future. He may very well be proclaiming a moral teaching, an expression of a divine command... Continue Reading →

Is Snake Handling Biblical?

Snake handling or serpent handling[1] is a religious ritual in a small number of Pentecostal churches in the U.S., usually characterized as rural and part of the Holiness movement. The practice began in the early 20th century in Appalachia, and plays only a small part in the church service. Practitioners believe serpent-handling dates to antiquity... Continue Reading →

Why Is Faith Healing Not Scriptural?

Really, there are three different thoughts when it comes to faith healing: (1) the scandalous evangelist standing on stage healing some cripple, and (2) some person living through or recovering from some tragic illness or accident. (3) For others, they picture Jesus and Paul healing the sick, Jesus raising the dead. Most though, see or imagine the little girl in the wheelchair in an audience that can move nothing but her eyes, as the preacher is

Are Miracles Still Happening Today?

Many miracles took place during the times of both Moses and Elijah/Elisha in the Old Testament. The Gospels also record at least 35 miracles by Jesus, while the New Testament records many others that took place at the hands of His disciples. Yet often we do not experience similar miracles today. Does God still perform miracles?

Donald Trump Takes Oath of Office for President of the United States—What Does This Portend for Christians?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q7GyNYvHjQ The only conservativism that we need to worry about is conservative Christianity. Conservative Christians should not have voted for Trump because he is a true conservative or because he is a faithful Christian because he is not either of those things. Paul told Timothy that we are to pray for leaders. Why? Paul answers,... Continue Reading →

Why Does God Reject Some Prayers?

Does God listen to all prayers? What kind of prayers would the Father reject? What kind of people would the Father reject? Does the Father truly grant everything we ask for? Biblical Answers God does not answer some prayers. Ponder two reasons that would cause God to disregard a person’s prayer. The prayer is contrary... Continue Reading →

Form Criticism and Tradition Criticism

2 Peter 1:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. Introduction The historical-critical methods of form[1] and tradition[2] criticism are the natural end-products of the radical historical... Continue Reading →

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