I am not going to enter into any general tirade against criticism, but it is useless to deny that a great deal of what is called criticism is responsible for the uncertainty and unsettlement of feeling existing at the present time about the Holy Scriptures.
The Ketef Hinnom silver amulets contain what may be the oldest surviving texts from the Hebrew Bible. The 2004 team described the scrolls as “one of most significant discoveries ever made” for biblical studies. They are one of many archaeological nails in the coffin of the Documentary Hypothesis. Note that all the bold text with footnotes have extensive notes, not just source citations.
At times, it must be difficult for us even to contemplate the idea of finding any measure of peace in the world we now know. As beautiful as this hope is, you might nevertheless yearn for a measure of peace right now. Is there a way to find inner peace now? Yes!
Many a one who is eagerly asking, “What method shall I pursue in my Bible study?” needs something that goes far deeper than a new and better method.
All three terms can be used interchangeably today but in certain times throughout the Scriptures, they were used to distinguish certain people, and to contrast them from others.
Jesus said only those who obey the will of the Father would receive eternal life. (Matt. 7:21) The disciples will try to argue, ‘I did this,’ or ‘I did that.’ (Matt. 7:22) When Jesus returns, he will say to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ (Matt. 7:23) – So, who or what determines the meaning matters.
So, our human imperfection alone can stumble us into a spiritual shipwreck, a life of secret sin quite easily. The surest victims of a spiritual shipwreck are those who ...
LUKE 22:39-47 NTBDC: How is it possible that Matthew, Mark, and Luke could have known what Jesus was praying at Gethsemane? Even though Jesus was only a stone’s throw away from them, they were sleeping.
The author writing this article has been poor 70% of his life and 50% of that was extremely poor, even homeless for extended periods, and yet, he has never envied the rich or wealthy. What lies within this article is exactly what the Bible says about wealth and riches. At the end of the article, we will address the prosperity gospel explicitly and the recent attacks on John MacArthur.