It’s a debate that’s hot even today. Are Christians to tithe? Is it Biblical or unbiblical? Is it under law or under grace? Let’s take a look at this dividing practice.
Have the gifts of the Spirit ceased? Has the Holy Spirit ceased His work and manifestation? Let’s take a look at this dividing doctrine.
In part one of this series we established the object of our prayers, that God is the healing, not the one who heals outside of Himself. But if God Himself is the answer to our prayers, why pray at all?
While I’m working on the second entry to the series on prayer I thought I’d take some time to write a short correction of our common misuse of Psalm 14:1.
It’s time to begin another series on a topic commonly found in objections to the Christian faith. In this introduction, we examine the object of prayer itself.
An exceptional introduction to a vital aspect of Biblical knowledge by fellow apologist James Bishop.
Much of our Biblical Studies course focuses on the art of biblical interpretation. We do this by analysing our biblical text via three key lenses: the world-behind-the-text, the world-of-the-text and the world-in-front-of-the-text. This builds a solid foundation upon which we can perform exegetical work. We shall touch on the importance of exegesis (interpreting a text) as well as very briefly on the three lenses just mentioned.
Why is interpretation necessary? Why is it important?
The obvious case is that the Bible, independent of the book we focus on, is an act of communication between an author (the sender) and an audience (the receivers). There is intentionality behind our biblical texts whether that would be the author trying to get his audience to change their minds or behaviour about circumstances. In other words, our authors have goals and reasons for why they are writing in the first place.
However, we must…
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It’s time to answer another quick Bible contradiction offered by the skeptics. This one is on the issue of God’s anger.