The common term today among churchgoers and Bible scholars alike is the "old Testament" and the New Testament." Is this the best way or the appropriate way to refer to the Word of God?
"Preachers always have to be careful trying to make sweeping theological conclusions based on the lexical meanings of Greek or Hebrew words. Lexical meanings alone rarely settle those kinds of issues. Simply appealing to, "In the Greek (or in the Hebrew), it means this" is almost always not a good argument for whatever theological point you are trying to make." - Professor Gary Yates. Is this true?
Virtue is defined as “moral practice or action: conformity to a standard of right; . . . moral excellence; uprightness of conduct.” And, again, we are told that virtue is “moral goodness” and “the opposite of vice.” What Is the quality of Your virtue?
One of the major themes of Matthew is Jesus as the fulfillment of the Davidic/Messianic Kingship. We see this introduced in the first verse of the gospel, which functions as a summary for the introductory genealogy: The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Hebrews 2:1; 3:12 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 2 For this reason we must pay much closer attention to the things that have been heard, so that we do not drift away from it. 12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, in falling away from the living God.