Isaiah’s Pattern of Doom

As I was working my way through and 10, I couldn’t help but notice that the description of the doom that was coming to Israel/Judah was punctuated by the repeated phrase “Despite all this, His anger does not subside, and His hand is ready to strike again.” (, , , )

Immediately it made me […]

“Harden their hearts so they don’t repent”

I have to admit I’m more than a little befuddled by the way is handled in general.

In poking around the web and in my commentaries on this passage, I see several disturbing consistencies:

People keep avoiding the main issue They reinterpret Isaiah’s commission to say things it doesn’t say They conclude things that contradict […]

Frequency of OT Quotes in the NT

In the New Testament, there are over 300 direct quotes from the Old Testament (depending on how you count the verses). If you count the allusions and possible allusions, the number jumps even higher: According to Blue Letter Bible, if you count the allusions, there are 799, and if you count possible allusions, there are […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]