Doctrinal Gumbo

As we try and develop our doctrinal views, somewhere along the line we pick up a notion or two. If we toss that notion into our pot and stir on it long enough, we start seeing all sorts of verses that suddenly start supporting that view. So we throw that into the mix as well, […]

Divine Delete vs Divine Doom, Death and Destruction

In BSF, we’re currently going through the book of Isaiah. Chapter 1 opens with an intriguing proclamation from the Lord that judgment is at hand: those who willing obey will enjoy the fruit of the land, but those who resist God’s rule will be consumed with raging fire. Check it out ().

So now I’m […]

All creation sings …in the Hebrew calendar

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end […]

NT in the OT Quiz

Paul said that all Scriptures are inspired and profitable for doctrine (teaching people), reproof, correction (correcting yourself and others), instruction in righteousness. With it, a man of God can become perfectly prepared for every good work (). Although many of us memorized that verse as kids, many of us did not also memorize the verses […]

Infinite love, infinite …??

If logic can be used to explore reality, here are some questions that may be worth kicking around:

God is infinite (and we know He is), and He shows infinite love to those who trust in Christ to save them from the wrath of God to come by giving them infinite/eternal heaven (and we know […]

Stones of Sodom

While hopping around Jordan with Dr. Dave, he brought our attention to “ancient Sodom” (click here for map), where we all got out and took a look around. Yes, Sodom as in “Sodom and Gomorrah” from Gen and 19.

Here he is showing us what was very likely an ancient gate for the city of […]

Noahic Covenant

In the Bible, a Covenant is a promise between two parties, usually between God and Man (either a person or a people-group). There are 8 Divine Covenants in the Bible, depending on how you count them, and they fall into two categories: conditional (“if you do this, I’ll do that”) or unconditional (“I’ll do this […]

KJV Uber Alles!!

I have a lot of friends who believe that the KJV is the only version fit for human consumption, and that all others are corrupt; That God was true to His word and preserved every last jot and tittle of His Word and saw to it that only the KJV would contain those every subtle […]

Nick’s Know How

As Jesus made His way through the land of Israel, a great many people were affected. Some for better, some for worse. Overcome with curiosity, Nicodemus met with Jesus late one night to address some nagging questions he’d been storing up. One wonders if he expected that so early into the conversation Jesus would rebuke […]

NIT – Acts 3

The New Internationale Translation is a collection of texts, presumably associated with the Bible. While generally not fit for spiritual consumption, the contrasts presented between the NIT and the KJV helps us rediscover the uniqueness of what’s going on in the Bible.

3:6 But Peter said unto him “Silver and gold have I […]