"Satan is irrelevant and has been since the resurrection. If I'm tempted, God is tempting me for a reason. ... Didn't Satan first need permission from God to tempt Job? Does he not need the same permission to tempt me? So if I am being tempted I can reasonably draw the conclusion that God allowed that temptation for a reason." Is This True? ...
An improper desire (επιθυμια epithumia) can start in the corners of our mind. Dwelling upon or entertaining such desires normally intensifies the wrong desire, which, in turn, will influence the heart. Deep Bible study easily explained.
Exactly what is sin? To be honest, today it is difficult to know anymore. Just a few decades ago most Christians and even non-Christians would likely mention the “seven deadly sins”: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth. wrath, envy, and pride. However, today, these are common around the world. We have gay pride, racial pride, personal pride... Continue Reading →
We are living at the end of the LAST DAYS when things are going from bad to worse. The Bible tells us that we are mentally bent toward evil. (Gen. 6:5; 8:21) The Bible says that our figurative hearts, i.e., the seat of motivation is treacherous, and we cannot know it. (Jer. 17:9) The apostle... Continue Reading →
What does s sailor or navigator of vessels at sea, a hiker trekking through the mountains, the pilot of an aircraft flies his plane above the clouds unable to see the earth, have in common? Each of these persons has a device for finding directions available to them, in many cases a simple compass, or technical air navigation system. Humans have a guidance system too.
Our heavenly Father, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, has an absolute understanding (correct mental grasp) of everything, and in His Word, the Bible, he is generous enough to let us in on some crucial issues, helping us to understand. Having an understanding (correct mental grasp) of Scripture is what differentiates the spiritual babe from the mature Christian.