Abraham had shown the reality of his faith by his willingness to offer Isaac in obedience to God’s command. We are made right in God’s sight through a faith which produces works. This does not claim that God justifies his people by our deeds. The Bible insists that saving faith must show itself by visible commitment to the Lord and compassion for others. Faith alone will bring salvation to anyone, but saving faith does not come alone. It is accompanied by works which show the genuineness of faith. – Thomas D. Lea.
The idea that Akhenaten was the pioneer of a monotheistic religion that later became Judaism has been considered by various scholars.
First, we will look at the claims; then, offer our apologetic defense and debunk this video and the scholars making the claims as well.
The ministry of Peter and those associated with him is presented with amazing completeness in the second chapter of the Book of Acts. Here is
This is the first day of the year. Let us make the resolution that we will defend the faith but that we will do so with gentleness and respect.
A Christian should not attempt to ram the truth down someone’s throat or to speak patronizingly or critically to them.
In faith and love which is in Christ Jesus – Hold these truths with sincere faith in the Lord Jesus, and with that love which is the best evidence of attachment to him. Spiritual health is far more important than physical health.
James 2:22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
22 You see that faith was working together with his works, and by the works the faith was perfected
Verse 22 states two facts about Abraham’s faith. First, his faith and his actions were working together. Abraham’s faith prompted his obedience. It prodded him on to do good works. Second, his faith was made complete by what he did. His obedience demonstrated the integrity of his faith. This is not to say that previously Abraham had a weak faith. His willingness to sacrifice Isaac vividly demonstrated the existence of true faith. – Thomas D. Lea.