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.
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!
For most who are concerned about the wellbeing of the church, they have missed the forest for the trees and the genie is out of the bottle is appropriate sayings. What do I mean?
There are 320 Greek New Testament direct quotations passages from the Hebrew Scriptures. According to a listing published by Westcott and Hort, the combined total of quotations and references is some 890. (The New Testament in the Original Greek, Graz, 1974, Vol. I, pp. 581-595)
Through the revelations recorded in the Bible, God has helped us to become better acquainted with him as well as his will and purposes. What a great aid Christian Publishing House Blog with its thousands of free online articles has been in helping many Christians in over 40 different countries to have a better understanding... Continue Reading →
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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Psalm 119:165 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
165 Abundant peace belongs to those loving your law,
and for them there is no stumbling block.
Literally billions of men and women have a Bible. However, while they may own a Bible and even carry the Bible to their church meetings, can they honestly say that they love God’s Word?
The irony is that hundreds of millions of Christians are humble enough to recognize that the Bible is difficult to understand, it is a deep and complex book. There are tens of millions, who believe they understand everything they read, and for them, the Bible is easy to understand. The sad part is that many... Continue Reading →
Until the Enlightenment, biblical hermeneutics was usually seen as a form of special hermeneutics. It was thought that Scripture required a special form of interpretation. In the nineteenth century, it became increasingly common to read Scripture just like any other writing. Schleiermacher argued against a distinction between “general” and “special” hermeneutics. He proposed a general... Continue Reading →