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.
What is the fight for the truth worth if the person misrepresents (alters by adding to or removing from) God's Word (Revelation 22:18-19) when the textual reading or the translation does not favor the theological position of a textual scholar or the Bible translator/publisher or an interpreter or a Christian reader. Do we prefer outright lies in the translations? Would Jesus want that?
Google is used 75% of the time of all search engines in the world, not Yahoo, or Bing, or any other. According to the website Theolocast, "_____________?" was asked a monstrous 1.8 million times each month of 2019 on Google.
This blog article will discuss how we get the Word of God down into our hearts and how we can grow spiritually. In line with the model Jesus provided, a Christian who wants to grow spiritually will not be satisfied with a superficial knowledge of the Bible. He will regularly dig deeply into its contents, realizing that “solid food is for the mature.” (Heb. 5:14)
What needs to be qualified is the terms that are often thrown around. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 All Scripture is inspired by God [theopneustos] and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be fully competent, equipped for every good work. What does this... Continue Reading →
What did the Bible authors mean by the words that they used? How can Christians determine this instead of imposing their modern-day opinions into the text? What implications does a text have for Christians today? How can Christians rightly apply the Bible in their lives?
Before we delve into this verse we must first ask, who is Timothy and why would the apostle give him such exhortation as we find in the above text? The Roman province of Galatia was home to the young boy Timothy. It was here that several Christian congregations were organized in the decades after Jesus’... Continue Reading →
The Bible itself says it is from God, but is it really? ‘The Bible contradicts itself’ ‘Men alone wrote the Bible’ ‘Everyone has his own interpretation of the Bible’ ‘It is not practical for our day’ ‘The Bible is a good book, but there is no such thing as absolute truth’ ‘I believe only the King James Version’ ‘I don’t believe in the Bible’
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The very first Christians who were disciples of Christ had a bit of an advantage, as they traveled with Jesus, they heard and saw him. They were assured that he was the Messiah by the things they saw and heard, such as his healing the sick, opening blind eyes, raising the dead, Jesus himself being... Continue Reading →