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 wondering… […] […]

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 of the […] […]

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 He does)… Does […] […]

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 […] […]

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 source […] […]

Repentance?

When was the last time you granted someone repentance? Not forgiveness, but repentance? If you’re like me, the answer is ‘never – I can grant forgiveness, but I can’t grant repentance’. Oddly enough, the Bible consistently uses phrases like “God granting repentance” when talking about people who repent and trust Christ for their salvation. In fact, […] […]

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 […] […]

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 […] […]

Disney’s Single Parent Problem

I get weird stares from people if I ever mention that Disney has an obsession with single-parent households. Look no further than Disney’s animated movies. They’re sorely lacking in displaying intact, two-parent homes. Why is Disney, a champion of “family values”, so obsessed with featuring children in homes that do not strive for and appreciate […] […]