Little could the Jewish people know that He about whom they were speculating, and praying was growing up in a carpenter’s home away in despised Nazareth. Yet so it was. There He was preparing Himself for His life, ministry, and death.
It might have been expected that He would find a nation saturated with the ideas and inspired with the visions of His predecessors, the prophets, at whose head He might place Himself, and from which He might receive an enthusiastic and effective cooperation. But it was not so.
A mystery, in this biblical sense, is not to be understood in the same sense of mystery in modern usage. It does not mean that the truth Paul is proclaiming is mysterious or puzzling. Rather, mystery is a technical term, meaning “something that has not previously been made known.” - Max Anders
There is no other doctrine that has been so hotly debated in the last 2,000 years. Christians have literally killed Christians for believing differently. All other Christian doctrines have several different views. This is not the case with the Trinity doctrine, if one ever so slightly gets of course from the orthodox view, it is tantamount to heresy.
Before taking up the study of the opening verses of our Epistle, let us adduce further evidence that the apostle Paul was the writer of it. To begin with, note its Pauline characteristics. First, a numerical one. There is a striking parallel between his enumeration in Romans 8:35–39 and in Hebrews 12:18–24. In the former... Continue Reading →
You Can Be a Better Teacher! One of the most rewarding aspects of the being a Christian is teaching someone the truth. How can you improve your effectiveness as teachers?
Jesus Christ was/is the name and title of the Son of God from the time of his anointing while on earth. The name Jesus (Gr., Iesous) consistent to the Hebrew name Jeshua, meaning “Jehovah Is Salvation.” Jesus was a very common name, many men being named such in that period. Therefore, when people were referring... Continue Reading →
John 6:44 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. Who is the Father? (Isa 64:8; compare Ac 17:28-29.) What is the will of the Father? ((Matt. 7:21-23) What did Jesus talk about most... Continue Reading →
John 3:16 is one of the most widely quoted verses from the Christian Bible. It has also been called the "Gospel in a nutshell," because it is considered a summary of the central theme of traditional Christianity. Martin Luther called John 3:16 “The heart of the Bible, the Gospel in miniature.” The Father had sent his... Continue Reading →
Jesus was the greatest human teacher to ever live because his knowledge was beyond what any human could possibly attain. Believers have much that we can learn from him as we seek to effectively communicate the Word of God. One of the most important aspects of being a good teacher is simply being known as... Continue Reading →