From out of the Pharaoh's wicked scheme to destroy all Hebrew babies came Moses, the redeemer of Israel. Out of the remnant from Babylon, God brought Joseph and Mary to be the earthly parents of the Messiah. Out of Herod's wicked plan came the baby Savior, the event Matthew described as, "out of Egypt I called my son."
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. All emphasis added. In the popular folk song, “Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In,” people love to sing the refrain: Oh, when the [...]
Bowing down, kneeling, and falling down before an idol are variations of the same thing: idolatry. They can do all kinds of spin, hocus-pocus, and gymnastics to distinguish “veneration” from “worship,” but this is idolatry, plain and simple.
The goal of Protestant biblical interpretation is truth; the goal of the small group biblical interpretation is participation… There will be many gains in the area of mutual encouragement and social development, but few gains in the area of apprehending properly the biblical revelation. ~ T. David Gordon
"The Noahic deluge, the Red Sea crossing, John’s ministry of baptism, and Jesus’ own baptism were all water ordeals."
Can a holy God really order random genocide, slavery and rape against whole nations?
If Joshua 24:15 made Israelites choose between the true God and false gods, then we are to choose God too. But this is not what Joshua is saying to the Israelites. Using this verse for this purpose is an out-of-context misapplication.
Ligonier Ministries' Tabletalk magazine has a series of devotionals on Hebrews 6:4-6, "one of the most difficult passages in all of Scripture," which "has often been used with the attempt to prove that genuine Christians can lose their salvation."
Our children are not pagansâ€”"aliens and strangers to the covenants of promise"â€”but are truly "fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God."
Jesus's last question, â€œWhich of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?â€ turns the lawyerâ€™s question, â€œWho is my neighborâ€ upside down.
Jesus' teachings in Matthew 24 (Luke 17) "thoroughly inverts some popular understandings of the end times," the popular "left behind" concept of the Rapture.
In the Bible, most of the clapping is for two things, both of which have nothing to do with â€œclap offeringsâ€ today.