Joel Osteen believes that prayer can make you rich. Prosperity Gospel Quotes: “It’s a new day God has given me! I’m on my way to a six-figure income!” “I’m dreaming big—because all of heaven is dreaming big.” “God gives us power to get wealth.” “I’m prospering because of the Book [the Bible].”
DAILY DEVOTIONAL, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
1 John 5:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
WAS IT FALSELY ATTRIBUTED: First Epistle of John
First John, the beloved apostle of Jesus Christ, had a powerful love for righteousness. Agnostic Dr. Bart D. Ehrman in his book FORGED discusses eight originally anonymous New Testament texts that had names of apostles ascribed to them later and are falsely attributed.
Clement of Alexandria – Christian Theologian
Titus Flavius Clemens, also known as Clement of Alexandria (Greek: Κλήμης ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς; c. 150 – c. 215 AD), was a Christian theologian and philosopher who taught at the Catechetical School of Alexandria.
Young Earth Creationism, Old Earth Creationism, and Theistic Evolution
The creation account of how the universe came to exist is exciting for most people. It almost appears as though humanity was designed to seek out answers to gain an understanding of the unknown. There is an ever-present curiosity that drives us to seek out our origins.
EXEGETICAL INSIGHT: 1 Peter 3:18-22—Are We Saved by Water Baptism?
In the history of interpretation, 1 Peter 3:21, especially as part of 3:18-22, is considered one of the more difficult passages in Scripture.
THE BIBLE: Greatest Sentence that Was Ever Written!
That is the greatest sentence that has ever been written. That sums up the whole contents of the Bible. If I were asked for a sentence to print in letters of gold on the outside of our Bible, a sentence that summed up the whole contents of the Book, it would be this one, “_____________.”
EVIDENCE FOR THE HISTORICAL JESUS: Is the Jesus of History the Christ of Faith?
It is recommended reading for anyone interested in apologetics and the defense of the historicity of the gospel accounts of Jesus. It is also advised for anyone who has a general interest in the topic but does not want something that is going to be overly technical.
EXEGETICAL INSIGHTS: Pastors Say, “In the Greek Or in the Hebrew, it means this …”
"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?
Minimal Facts Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The proposal that someone can resurrect after being dead for three days is often a very tough product to sell in todays’ westernized self-proclaimed intellectual culture, which is primarily dominated by naturalists who claim that nothing can occur outside of the laws of nature. Did the resurrection of Jesus Christ really take place and if so, what are the best arguments for this?