Hate the sin, love the sinner?

Love the sinner?

You have heard it said “hate the sin, love the sinner,” but I say… Is that really what the Bible teaches us to do? The easy answer is ‘yes’, Christians are to love everyone, friend, foe, good, bad or indifferent – including the sinner. The Sermon on the Mount is the standard […]

Faith of our Founding Fathers

Does the United States of America owe its proud heritage to a Judeo-Christian perspective? Were our Founding Fathers Secularists? Deists? Merriam-Webster defines “deist” as “a movement or system of thought advocating natural religion, emphasizing morality, and in the 18th century denying the interference of the Creator with the laws of the universe”. In other words, […]

No Messianic Prophecies??

On April 17, 2009, at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, H W Bateman, GH Johnston (OT prof at DTS) and D L Bock (NT prof at DTS) presented a forum to advance their views on Messianic prophecies in the OT. The symposium was titled “Jesus the Messiah: Promises, Expectations and Coming of Israel’s King” and deals […]

Fishy Faith

I must be doing something wrong. Maybe I should try fishing with my left hand instead of my right? Or maybe I don’t have enough faith and should pray more or maybe fast to catch this fish. Or maybe I should just hurry up and get a net and get to the bottom of this. […]

I listened to the voice of my wife…

They call me Antipatros. Herod Antipatros. But you can call me Antipas.

I used to be somebody important. Great, even. Not great enough to have the word ‘great’ in my name, like my father did, but I was a somebody! And now I’m a nobody. This is my story.

You see, dad was not only […]

When 13 = 14

Why does Matthew say there “14 generations” between the Captivity and Christ, when anyone can count and see that he mentions 13 and not 14?

Specifically… Mat 1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were 14 generations; and from David until the exile to Babylon, 14 generations; and from the exile to Babylon […]

In order to grasp the joy set before me…

…I took a short-cut and saved time!

I don’t know how many of you get a front-row seat into the private affairs of my life, but have ya ever noticed how most (all!) of Satan’s temptations for me are not really things that I’m never supposed to have – they’re faster or better ways of […]

Eve’s Sin

What, exactly, was Eve’s sin?

The simple answer of Eve’s sin is that she ate of the tree. But is it really that simple? God had one rule for Eden: Eat of whatever you want, but not of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (2:17). In all of Creation, this was the […]

Once Saved, Always Saved?

You have heard it said “Once saved, always saved”. I find that statement to be a little simplistic. When I’m asked the question of eternal security, I like to give the following answer:

Can you lose your salvation? Absolutely!

Can you lose your salvation? Never!

I think that about sums up what the Bible has […]

Names Jesus Used

What name would Jesus use for you?