Isaiah 53 Redux

Isaiah chapter 53 is perhaps one of the best chapters that shows the mechanics of how the substitutionary atonement works. Regrettably, it’s full of pronouns, and that makes it easy to overlook exactly what is happening in the atonement. Several years ago, one of my mentors suggested that I re-write the chapter and replace all […]

Top Five Christian Facebook Pages You’ll (Probably) Never See

Has anyone ever asked you to join a “Christian” FaceBook group that just seemed out of step with everything in your life? Or asked you to pray for a particular group of people that are too far off your radar and you wondered “why should I pray for these people?”

Don’t get me wrong – […]

Joshua vs ISIS

I’m waiting for someone to come out of the woodworks and say that Joshua’s conquest of Canaan was no different than the actions of ISIS today. And could you really blame them for being confused? Both groups seem to operate under a “kill all unbelievers!” mentality – a clear violation of the Geneva Convention. Yet […]

Christ in the Old Testament

In , we see God saying “Let Us make man in Our own image.”

Who is the “Us”?

There are several options: A – God is referring to the angels B – God is One Person and occasionally despite speaking (or being recorded) as more than One Person C – There are multiple Persons in […]

Hades, Hell & Sheol

The following is a brief article on the topic of hell. I wrote it for a person who doesn’t have English as his first language.

Question: Is there any place in the Bible that says that demons are guardians in hell?

Answer: I know of none. Let us see what the Bible says […]

Differences Between the KJV Translations

I came across this the other day and needed a place to store and remember it. It’s a list of changes from the 1611 KJV to the (more popular) 1769 KJV. I don’t know if it’s exhaustive, but I did look up a few of them. KJVOs crack me up. ..except when they go overboard, […]

Help Who?

I’m genuinely surprised at the number of Christians who do not know that the Bible is pretty restrictive about how to go about helping “widows and orphans”. Recently I’ve been told that as Christians, we’re to give without considering whom we give to or how we give – just give to anyone that asks you, […]

Why I Left the Pre-trib Rapture View Behind

The dominant end-times view of the Church in the West is that the rapture will take place at the beginning of the 7-year Great Tribulation. This view hasn’t always been the case. In fact, as Church history goes, it’s a pretty recent view, coming into prominence only in the mid 1800s. This view teaches that […]

Is Love the only fruit?

Every now and then I see someone read about the fruits of the Spirit in and pause at the singular use of the word “fruit”. Invariably, someone will say that the fruit of the Spirit is love, and that love expresses itself in all the other traits listed in Galatians.

I think that’s missing Paul’s […]

Jericho’s Population & Fortifications

Archeologist of all stripes – Biblical, secular and otherwise – affirm that the ancient city of Jericho has walls that did indeed come a-tumbling down. They even affirm that the walls tumbled outwards instead of inwards – not at all what you’d expect for a city under siege. You can see the 9-acre archaeological site […]