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.
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.
PRE-ADAMISM: Frank Turek, the late John Stott, and others have driven off the path of evangelical hermeneutics into a Jurassic Park movie and they are not alone. My goodness. This is not inferencing, it isn't even speculation, it is pure fantasy.
Some forms of lying are actually wicked. However, like all things, some lies are more serious than others. Did Abraham, Isaac, Rehab, Elisha, and Jesus Christ lie? Herein is an overview of how God views lying and what the Bible has to say about it.
How are we to understand the Holy Spirit in reference to John the Baptist? From this article the reader will obtain the following Scripture facts:
The work of the Spirit upon the material universe makes it a fit dwelling-place for man. His work upon society makes man fit to dwell in the universe, and his work upon the individual character makes man fit for a righteous and holy fellowship with similar characters.
Find biblical answers to such questions as Is God responsible for everything? Why is life so unfair? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why Does God allow the strong and powerful to oppress the weak? Why has God permitted wickedness and suffering? Why would an all-powerful, all-loving, righteous God order the Israelites to slaughter men, women, and children? How could Satan, Adam, and Eve have sinned if they were perfect? Does God tempt us? Does God step in and solve our problems if we are faithful? Are there such things as absolutes? (If I do A, will I absolutely get B?) Is foreknowledge compatible with free will? Do you have a guardian angel?
Let me begin by saying, none of you know where this article is going. But what I can tell you is that it will be factual, biblically grounded, and historically grounded. I can also tell you that it will be brief and to the point. However, we will have another linked article herein that will dig deeper for those interested. If you are interested in an objective answer to these three questions, please continue reading.
The Bible assures us of the following things about God's nature: personality and standards of love and justice never change. God will not change toward us with His promises. Any seeming change in God's dealings is from ...